Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween at the Bang house was very calm this year.We do not have a picture of Brian yet. We will dress him up tomorrow and take a picture. Megan and Ashley had a blast putting together there costumes. Megan made Her and Lexi tutus and I made Madisons skirt for her Witches costume. Melanie and I hung out at the house .For the first time since Kerry and I got married we gave candy out all night at our house. We usually would go to my parents house and then we started to taking our kids trick or treating.
We always start the evening at my parents with the traditional meal of chili and homeade sugar cookies.Now that they live next door we were able to stay in our own neighborhood to trick or treat. This picture of all the kids is a bunch of the cousins at my parents house. This is a picture of Melanie on her first halloween. The blanket on her was a gift from her wonderful Aunt Lil. Yes I know I did not dress her up but please forgive me.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

She is home

Words could not describe how happy I was to go to the hospital at 4 am yesterday morning. I had planned on going at 5 but I was so excited that she would be almost for sure coming home. All the nurses commented on how early I was. When I walked in the Nursery Nurse Julie told me to go and get her out, That she was waiting for me. I took her out with her Bili blanket (it is a bili light that is like a pad that you can wrap inside her blanket.) I just held her until the flobatimist (SP?) came and took her blood at 6 am. She then ran our tests down to the lab even though she had lots of other babies to do. (They all liked me and Melanie) The next hour was the hardest. Megan and Ashley started to text me at 6:30 "has the test come back yet" "are you coming home today" Shift change also changed at 6 so I lost my favorite nurse Julie.( I will tell you that story later) We had new nurses and a new RN so I left the nursery in search of this nurse. When I met her I informed her that she was to call Dr. Twiggs the minute the results came in and then to let me know. After one more gentle reminder ( when I saw the results on Melanies chart) She called the Dr. and we were now offically being checked out.. Melanie decided that she needed to eat at that point and had never had to rush feeding before ( feeding was the one time I could hold her. And I dragged the 30 minute alloted time out as much as I could). I rushed her as much as a 5 day old little baby could be rushed. The nurses packed her cart up and we finally got out the door. When I finally started my van I started to cry. I was on my way home with my beautiful baby.
When I opened the garage door all the girls came running out. I did not have to do a thing . They got all her stuff and took her in. Life has never been better. She slept all day and did really good last night.It is amazing to me that Mothers have had to leave babies at the hospital longer then I did and some never get to bring them home. And they all survived. The Lord new what I could handle and he was with me every step of the way. I am greatful for such wonderful family especially my Husband. He is such a great dad. He took the kids to get pumpkins and carved them, While I was back and forth from the hospital with Melanie.He never complained when I went to the hospital every morning around 5 am and then came back home to sleep. Or when I came home and cried because I missed her so much. My Mother , Jessican and Lori kept the kids and the house clean. What would I have done without them. Watch out all who helped I will return the favor

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Not tonight.

She passed all her tests but one. The one she did not pass was one that said she is not fighting it on her own fast enough. One more night.

Home Sweet Home ?

I think Melanie is coming home tonight. WOO HOO. If you want to see the best simple description of what Melanie has read Kandace comment on the last post.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


So Melanie is a ABO baby. Which in a quick description is that she has not passed the coombs test and has really high jaundice in a baby this young. She will be staying at the hospital under bili lights and I will check out. I have a really hard time doing it. I have always stayed with my babies but Kerry and I have decided that I am going to be needed more at home by myChildren then at the hospital with Melanie.The nurses will feed her and I will try to come in as much as possible. I may try to pump but shall see. I have definatly cried alot about this decision but I feel really good about it. She is already coming down in her numbers quickly so she may not have to stay to long. I will not come home if she is not done with bili lights. The nurses do such a good job here. I am constantly tempted to take her out and then the baby ends up staying under them longer.Keep us in your prayers

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Shes here

She came a day earlier then planned. I went in Yesterday because the pain killer was no longer working. And guess what I was in labor anyway. I was dilated to a 4 and was having contractions 5-7 minutes apart.So they kept me. 4 hours later we had little Melanie Bang. I will tell you the whole story later. We are just hoping to get out of the hospital.I will have a better picture too. 7 lb 8 oz and she is beautiful

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Here is the most updated picture. This picture was taken Saturday . I was having some really painful back pain accompanied by some cramps in the front. They were getting really bad so we went into the hospital were it was discovered that I have a kidney stone. How much better can it get. I went in for my weekly check up on Monday were I was 3 weeks from my due date. The baby is not overly big 7 lb 1oz and so the doctor decided to induce me on Saturday the 23. 2 weeks and 2 days early.
I am now up this tuesday evening fighting kidney stone pains and contractions. Hopefully I can get some sleep tonight.
Megan and Ashley have been busy planning a unbirthday party for Ashley on Friday. Ashleys birthday is in July and she never gets to invite friends from school because it is summer. Megan has pushed to do the party this week. Hope it turns out well.
Heres to hoping the baby comes tonight. But dont hold your breath.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Baby news

SOooo.... I went to the Dr. today. The baby is 6 lb 14 oz and I am measuring at 38 weeks even though I still have 4 weeks left. I am still on bed rest but it has a little more freedom. I can now do things as long as I feel good. ( which is about a 10 minute time frame at the most) He will start me on the 25th Unless the baby is 8lb next week. I lost 5 pounds since my last appointment on wedensday. I so wanted to have this baby the first of next week but it looks like it will be the first of the next next week. Thanks again everyone for your help.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I know that I have beem really terrible about posting but here is an update.I am 36 weeks pregnant and last week the Dr. put me on bed rest. I had went in on wedensday to have the Dr. check this pain that I have been having that seemed to be getting worse. The funny thing was I had called the nurse and she informed that there were no Dr.s in and I would have to go into labor and delivery. I told her I did not want to do that but if there was no choice I guess I would. I was slowley getting ready because I was dreading going in. As I was just about to go the phone rang and it was the nurse. She informed me that the Dr. was in the office for  a few minutes and he would wait for me to run in. I was psyched I speed the whole way there. When I got there they did the standard check and then had me go into the exam room to be checked by the Dr. I was relieved when he told me I had torn a groin muscle. I fugured no big deal and the next thing I know he is telling me He is putting me on Bed rest for two weeks and then they would take the baby. He continued telling me that i only had restroom privelidges. I was in complete shock. He gave me a prescription for Loritab(which I did not fill) and sent me on my way.
I cried the whole way home. How was I going to take care of my 5 wonderful kids and husband.Amazingly I think I forgot how wonderful my family is. My Mother came over and started cleaning my house and doing my laundry. My great sister in law Lori went and got dinner from papa murphys for us and got the relief society set up.The next day my mother spent the whole day cleaning my house and taking care of the kids. Kerrys Mom and sister brought us broccoli soup and homeade bread for dinner. (it was heavenly) On friday My MIL took the kids all morning and my little sister Jessica, Lori and her dear mother Sharee Webb came and continued cleaning my house. I am amazed at all the help we have had. My house is now clean and the kids are at church with my parents.
 I am so close to having everything ready for the baby. I only had to finish a car seat cover and diaper bag that I had started. I have a very giving friend Shelly Schwendiman that offered to finish the diaper bag. I am so greatful to her.
I know that the Lord is very watchful over us at this time. Next week is all covered for babysitting, and I have meals coming tuesday wedensday and Thursday. Who could ask for anything more.
 I remember thinking in the past how I would love to be on bed rest but now that I am, I dislike it with a passion. I am greatful for all the help but I do not like sitting in my bed making someone else take over my responsibilites. I get so restless in my bed and if you see me in my van, Just remember I am still sitting and I probably just had to get out or I would scream.:)  And yes I am sitting in my bed right now. Kerry brought his laptop home so I could have something else to do. So to everyone that has helped our family or who is going to be helping Thank you a million times over.