Thursday, April 2, 2009

Anslee Elyse Moses, January 22, 2009

As horrible as I am at blogging, I thought I should go ahead and provide an update. The Moses household has all but changed in every way possible since the last post on December 7th. We welcomed our first born, precious, baby girl Anslee Elyse Moses into the world on January 22, 2009.
This is her first glamour shot. Anslee was surprisingly born 3 weeks and 2 days earlier than planned. We went in for my 36 week pre natal check up, and after looking at the ultrasound, Dr. Moore felt it was best to be pro active in taking her early due to there not being enough fluid in the placenta. He said she would grow better on the outside than on the inside. A little shook up, we headed to the hospital and got settled in. The next morning, I headed to the OR for an elected C-section. They tried to give me a spinal, but I was clearly still able to feel everything, so after the 2nd try with the spinal that did not work, they put me totally under. Tyler was not able to come into the room because I was put under completly. Anslee came out very small at a whopping 4 lbs 11 oz, but perfectly healthy. You can see from the photo above that her lungs were fully developed. I like to think thats because I continued working out during pregnancy (up until the day before she was born) which did increase the oxygen brought to her in the womb. But, really, who knows if that is really true. Ha!

Trooper Moses is easing into fatherhood perfectly. He is an excellent father, and it has been the most precious thing for a new mom to watch him settle into his new and most important role. He has been wonderful and changing dirty diapers, feeding her, and when she was not sleeping though the night, he would even bite the bullet and wake up with her to give me a break. Luckily for us, for the last two weeks, Anslee has slept about 8 hours each night consistently. She will go down about 10 or 10:30 and wake up right before 7 am. Mom and Dad are so thankful for that. She is even an excellent napper! Anslee is growing so fast. At 10 weeks now, she is weighing a little over 10 lbs, and is almost 22 inches long! She certainly has the Moses limbs, we think she will be fairly tall...but we will see!

This is Anslee now, at 10 weeks old. We can't believe how quickly she has grown. We are still waiting to see intentional smiles, she is trying though, and every now and again we think we see one. I am so excited for the next little milestones, such as the smiling, and laughing, and sitting up. She holds her head up pretty well when placed on her belly, and coo's at us all the time. We love reading, singing, and playing with her when she is awake! Being able to stay home with her has been a huge blessing that works great for our family. The time I have with her is so precious and I am so glad that my sweet husband is happy being the working one, while I keep our baby girl during the day (or night, when he works nights!)

Blogging is an excellent way to keep up with Anslee's growth and updates, so i am going to try to committ to blogging more often. If I can sneak away while she sleeps, I will put up more photos and updates on our growing family!


Anonymous said...

YAY! Anslee is def worth updating about!! She is toooo precious! I hope you can keep us updated on how she grows up!

picturethis said...

Hey girl! I just started this blog and will be updating soon I just wanted to tell you I love you and I am so glad you shared your story about your beautiful family update! Have a good day!

The McDons said...

I'm so glad you blogged! Trooper Moses looks like he is great with her! Glad you guys are doing well!