Friday, March 27, 2009

Things that make you say Hmmmmmm.....

Emerson fell asleep like this one night this week while we were laying together on the couch. She slept like this for a long time and I thought it was too funny not to share! It is obvious that she is going to be a great thinker ;)
Of course I had to get in on the action too! There is never a dull moment at the Worthington house!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Tummy Time!

I had to put these pictures out! We have been trying to let Emerson spend a little more time on her tummy now that we have her reflux issues under control. These are pictures we havetaken recently...TOO funny!

The End! Ha! Ha!


Little Miss Emerson is making her daddy proud! Already she is turning into an MU fan. This morning she happily let me dress her up in her MU duds. I even topped her off with an black and gold bow! She came with me to lunch today at work where everyone was watching the KU game. It was obvious who we are rooting for this weekend!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day...even though it doesn't look that way!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Emerson O'Worthington! Obviously, in this picture she isn't embracing the whole idea of wearing a cute shamrock dress but the good news is, she did start getting into the Irish spirit shortly after this was taken!

As it turns out, she was being O'Grumpy because she needed a little nap!

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Three Amigos

Aaden, Isabelle and Emerson

Already Emerson finds herself surrounded by friends! Two of my close friends, Shawna and Frances, had babies right before me. We get together every chance we can to share stories and see each other. It has been so fun seeing them interact....It will surely only get better! Emerson is the youngest in the picture and it is obvious that she hasn't quite grasped how to sit up on her own yet!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Love is in the air! Valentine's Day 2009

Valentine's Day this year was very special for Jimmy because he had a new lady in his life- Emerson! He sent flowers to my office for both of us. Emerson received a purple rose from her daddy along with a teddy bear that said "I love you". I took it to her at the nursery (she is on campus with me) and I think she loved it! Everyone at work thought it was so sweet and of course so did I. He is the best husband and daddy! Emerson also got Jimmy a card to celebrate thier first Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Very Happy New Year!

We rang 2009 in with style....okay, not really but it was fun none the less! Jimmy, Emme and I watched the ball drop in New York and went to sleep early. We wore funny hats and had horns to blow and that was about it. We reflected on how lucky we were in 2008, and discussed how fun 2009 was going to be. Our few short weeks with Emerson had been so amazing and we are looking forward to what 2009 is going to offer.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Our Most Precious Gift!

(Photography by Leah Martin, Third Floor Studio)

Christmas this year was the best ever! Sharing the Holiday with our families and the newest member of the Worthington and Hall family was a gift in itself! We had so much fun introducing her to everyone. Of all of the gifts we recieved this year, Emerson topped the list! She is truly our most precious gift!

And so it begins....!

What a journey our new life as been! We are truly enjoying every second with Emerson and have started this blog so that everyone follow along on our adventure! I obviously just started this blog so there is a lot to catch up on! I will start with Emerson' s arrival and work forward!
We went into the hospital on Thursday, December 4, 2008 to get ready for the induction. At 8pm they inserted the Cervadil to start the process...I won't go into a lot of detail there ;) I started having much more noticable contractions that evening and into the morning. After being checked multiple times throughout the evening, it appeared that I was progressing, however it was very slowly. The next morning (Friday, December 5) around 7am, I was started on the Pitocin to speed things up. The contractions became even more intense but were still very managable. By 6pm that evening, I still had shown very little progress so the doctor stopped the pitocin and let me eat for the first time in almost 24 hours. I ate some 54th Street food, took a shower and got a little rest before they started the pitocin back up at around 9pm. I rested that evening as much as I could and hoped for the best each time a nurse came in to check me. By 7am Saturday morning, I was still showing very little progress and it was decided that the doctor would break my water. So around 9am, my water was broken...WHOA! What an experience that was! Very soon after, the real contractions began...I had no idea what a contraction really was up to this point...I asked for an epidural around 10:30am! By 11:30am, I had the epidural and life was good! We were hoping now that I couldn't feel the pain, the labor would progress and I would dilate so that I could start pushing. Not the case. At around 7pm that evening, my heart rate started jumping dramatically and in return, so did Emerson's. They decided that I was getting close to becoming preeclamptic and that Emerson needed to come out, for my sake and hers. So Jimmy told our parents what was happening and before to long, I was being prepped for a c section. I was so scared and was crying simply from shear exhaustion and fear of the unknown. Jimmy was wonderful during this whole time and was my rock! So, hair

net in place, they took me to the operating room. It took longer than expected to get my body numb enough to start the procedure but finally they started and Emerson arrived at 8:11pm weighing 9 pounds and 8 ounces. She had a head full of curly dark hair and cried very loudly! It was music to our ears!

The day after we had Emerson, my doctor came in and told me that there were some complications during the c section. Emerson was a very large baby and the incision made to get her out was not big enough so when the doctor pulled her out, my uterus ripped along with my abdominal wall. During the process a uterine artery was severed causing me to lose a lot of blood. I heard the doctor say

to get six pints on reserve but thank goodness, she didn't have to use it. They watched my blood counts the rest of that evening and felt I would be fine with out a transfusion. I was anemic throughout the whole pregnancy, so they just doubled the amount of iron I was already taking. We were thankful that Emerson and I made it through the ordeal with only a little "drama"!

We came home from the hospital on December 9th. Emerson had her 1st doctor's appointment on the 11th. I had been feeling sick for several days and Emerson's doctor saw me and said I looked "awful" and suggested I go the the ER after we left her appointment. That is exactly what we did. We were not there for very long when they came back to us and said they thought I might have had a few blood clots in my lungs that had probably formed after the c section. X-rays showed I had something "unknown" going on in my lungs and although they couldn't pin point the issue, ended up treating me for pnuemonia. I was hospitalized for 4 days. During that time, Emerson could not be there so she got to spend a lot of bonding time with her Grandma Kaye. Jimmy stayed at the hospital with me the whole time and along with my parents, I made it through without losing my mind...It was very hard being away from Emerson! After leaving the hospital, I started feeling much better and continue to feel better all the time!