I ran Jimmy over to the playground today to get him out to run before it rains tomorrow! Allan's mom happened to be driving by and stopped to play. He had a great time running around, and took a long nap afterwards!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I can not thank Allan, my mom, sister, mother-in-law, and sister-in-laws enough for all of their help while I was in the hospital and since I have been home.
Posted by Anna at 9:05 PM
Hello everyone! First and for most I want to thank everyone for their prayers when I was back in the hospital. Last Monday I felt a lump the size of a hard boiled egg on my lower left side, Tuesday morning I called the doctor. Dr. Percy was in surgery so I saw Dr. Smith, by the time I got there Tuesday morning it was the size of a sweet potato and red. He started me on oral antibiotics. That night I started running a fever that would come and go, I knew this was not a good sign. By Wednesday morning I was in the doctor's office with Dr. Smith, Dr. Percy and Dr. Simpson looking at me discussing the best treatment for my infection. Off to the hospital I went for 5 days of IV antibiotics around the clock. I had two ultrasounds preformed hoping that they would see fluid so that they could drain it, but everything was solid. The infection was VERY slowly going down with the antibiotics, my fevers finally broke on Saturday, so they sent me home on Sunday afternoon. Dr. Simpson had been the doctor on call, several times he said " I wish there was fluid so that we could drain it and you would feel much better." Monday morning at 5 AM I was up feeding Sarah and my incision from my c-section started draining!!!! Dr. Percy and Dr. Simpson saw me Monday morning and could not believe that it started draining, they helped to drain it more, and I have been doing everyday since then. I feel so much better, and it looks so much better. There are still lots of hard areas that may or may not go away, but I feel better and that is all that matters. I am still on oral antibiotics for 6 more days.
Posted by Anna at 8:47 PM
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Hi everyone, this is Allan, Anna's husband. Anna has been readmitted this afternoon to Gulf Coast Hospital. She has an internal infection that won't clear up quickly. The doctors want to nip it in the butt before it gets worse. She'll be there for 2-3 days minimum. We'll post updates on the blog. Please do NOT call Anna, she needs to rest. If you desperately need to speak to her, call me instead (850-215-0254). If you call I will give you my finest "Anna impression".
Anna will be checking her email on her iPhone, please feel free to email her with well wishes. firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Anna at 11:33 AM
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
On Thursday we welcomed our little angel Sarah Lucille Branch at 11:22am, 8lbs 4 oz 19.5 inches long. My c-section went very smoothly and I was able to nurse Sarah in the recovery room. She is so beautiful with dark blue/green eyes and a little bit of dark fuzzy hair. Her apgar scores were 8.5 and 9. The first night was a rough night, she did not want to sleep only eat and poop. The last two nights she has had great nights, sleeping 3 hours eating and going right back to sleep. Nursing is going really well. She loves to cuddle up with anyone and make the sweetest noises. The whole world is aware when she is getting her diaper changed, she does not like it! :)
Valentines Day/ Coming home outfit!
Snug as a bug in a rug! Read to go to bed last night!
Posted by Anna at 1:39 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I let Jimmy play hooky today from school and we met up with April and Bucky at Gulf World. Jimmy would not sit to watch the sea lion show, so I let him run around and look at the other animals. Jimmy kept posing with the photo props and saying "cheese!" Jimmy loved seeing the sharks, alligators, and his favorite parrots. Jimmy lasted about halfway though the parrot show, and then had to get up and run again. Bucky is always so well behaved, and Jimmy has to run in circles! It was great spending sometime with April and Bucky.
Posted by Anna at 9:45 PM
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Today was our last Saturday just the three of us, so we decided to go to the zoo. The weather could not have been any better. Jimmy really enjoyed running around seeing all the animals. His favorite of course are the parrots. He would stand there and yell at them and get a kick out of them squawking back at him. He loved the petting zoo and feeding the ponies and giraffe. Tonight Allan and I are going out to dinner and a movie while Jimmy spends the night at Grandma's house! One last time to sleep in!!!
Posted by Anna at 3:54 PM