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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Niece number 5

Kendra had baby number five yesterday. Charlotte Isabella was born yesterday at 6:14pm. She weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. Kendra is doing well. Her blood pressure was still really high last night, but that should resolve itself. When I was pregnant with Jessie my blood pressure was a little high, and when I asked the nurse about it she just laughed at me. That's because my grandma, my mom, Kendra and I are lucky to break 100/65 on a normal day for blood pressure. Kendra's was 147/97 last night when we were there, and had been up to 167/something before Charlotte was born. When I thought mine was high, it was 116/something. Now I know why the nurse laughed at me. I took Kacy down to the hospital with me, and she just loved it. She loved holding her. For fear of sounding un-womanly, I just don't get warm fuzzy-happy feelings holding babies, unless they are mine. I looked at her and examined her to see who she looked like, but it was more like, "Yep. There she is!" I was more interested in my sister. I brought her a dinner of champions- Burger King cheeseburgers and fries. The ham sandwich on her tray looked nasty. And, a big thanks to Jocelyn for watching (and bathing) my other three kids.
*Edit: Kendra is not doing "well"- she's doing "okay". She is staying in the hospital for another day because her blood pressure keeps going really high and then really low. She got up to use the bathroom and passed out and threw-up... that would be the low portion. She got really sick when she had Gracie and had to be admitted to the hospital for a week. With this one, she lost a lot of blood (she did with Gracie, too), so we'll see. It's smart to stay in the hospital, and with her history, the doctor is watching her.


  1. Did Kendra bust out the lipstick already?! Look at those pink lips! She's beautiful!

  2. Congratulations auntie!What a pretty baby. I don't think it's "unwomanly" to admit you don't love snuggling other people's babies. I don't either. They are nice to look at though. Glad your sister is doing well.

  3. What--she had a baby? Where have I been? I am sure I knew about this, I read her blog...I am lame! She is soooo cute. Everyone is having girls...betcha I will break the chain!