Sunday, December 30, 2007

Kaisha: One week on!

Hi Everyone,

Well our baby girl is now a week old, it seems to be alot longer and alot shorter all at the same time. It has been good to have Alton and Liz here, as we would be even more tired without them.
Mel is fine, getting tired though having to be up all hours expressing milk for Kaisha and also going to and from the hosiptal at least twice a day.
Kaisha is also doing well, we happenned to be with her yesterday when the doctors were doing their rounds, and basically she is really good just needs to grow some. Melissa has tried to feed her normally a couple of times but after a few sucks she most often goes right to sleep.

One of the nurses measured Kaisha the other day. She is 47cm long which I thought was pretty long considering. While she initially lost a little weight, as all newborns do, at the last weigh she had gained 10grams and is now 1646grams. She needs to be 1800grams to get out of her humidicrib. We don't think it will be too long as she is getting fed every 3 hours with 40mls each time. We think she has already put on a little fat as you can't quite see her ribs the same as when she was a day old.

Anyway will have to make this do for the moment. Here are the latest photos.


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Kaisha Boxing Day

Hi all, no more news really. Kaisha has just started phototherapy for jaundice. The video included is of her having a suck on her dummy, something she is not suppose to do for a couple of weeks. But then again she wasn't suppose to be born for a couple of months so rules are made to be broken I guess.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Kaisha Videos

Hi all,

Mel has been discharged from the hospital, so she was home last night for the first time. Even though we don't have Kaisha here we are still getting sleepless nights as Mel is having to get up every 3 hours to express milk to take to Kaisha.
It is werid to think that she is only just 4 days old, it feels like such a long time.

One of the videos below is of me holding Kaisha she looks very small when looked at next to me but she is doing well. Slighty jaundice so will be going under lights today which is pretty normal.
Merry Christmas everyone. I keep forgetting its christmas as there is so much going on.

Love from Nick, Mel and Kaisha

Monday, December 24, 2007

3 Days Old

Hi everyone,

Well it appears that this blog is going to be updated more often these days. Something exciting must have happenned. Anyway enough nonsense you say where are the pictures. Well scroll down. Kaisha has finished all her medications today so the hospital staff have taken out her line so she doesn't have the splint on her arm anymore which is good.

She may need some light therapy for jaundice tomorrow but they are going to test her for that tomorrow. She has been breathing on her own and the nurses say she is doing very well.

Mel has come home this afternoon, the hospital needed her bed and there is not much reason for her to be in there apart from it would have been nice to be closer to Kaisha. Anyway we will be spending a fair amount ot time at the hospital over the next month or two.

Enjoy the pictures.


Kaisha Amber

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Kaisha Amber Wood

Hello everyone, well it has been a mad 24 hours for Mel and I.

Our daughter Kaisha was born on the 22/12/2007 at 7.56am weighing 3.14 pounds or 1.75kg. She is only 8 weeks early, so I guess she really didn't want to miss out on Christmas this year.

There doesn't appear to be any reason why she came early. Kaisha is doing very well, she is breathing on her own which is the biggest concern for premature babies. She went striaght to the Intensive Care Nursery but 6 hours later was downgraded to the Special Care Nursery. Melissa is doing well too. So we are both very happy with how things have gone so far.

I have tries to add a little video of our baby. I dont know if it works yet but hopefully you can have a look.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Half Way

I'm now 22 weeks pregnant so a little over half way provided baby arrives on time. Feeling great now which is a relief. I was sick til the 14th week, then had a migraine from the 15th week to the 17th week. Since then have been feeling great! We found out what we are having at the last scan, its a girl! Although we were reminded that its not always correct. She is starting to kick now, just nudges at the moment but I'm sure they will get stronger.
Nick sold his 929 yesterday, and we bought our first box of nappies. Two milestones in one day!
We go to NZ tomorrow for 4 days for Janelle and Rene's wedding. We are looking forward to seeing our families again. Otherwise life is progressing just the same.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Baby on the way!!

Hello All,

I know it has been a really long time since Mel and I updated this site.
So the big news is that Mel is pregnant, and we should have a baby around Valentines day.
We went for the first scan earlier this week, so was very amazing to see it moving and to hear the heart beat. Melissa has not been very well not helped by the fact that she is working night shift currently.

All other news seems quite boring after that. Working, sleeping, trying to sell my car, camping at various times, thats about all.

Anyway we will both try to keep this updated. Hope this finds you all well.

Nick & Mel