They gave Jodi 3 different types of medicines (shots, pills, & IV of Magnesium), which all seemed to help slow the contractions, but did not stop them completely. They finally gave her one other medicine (which our nurse called the "Big Guns") that was able to stop the contractions.
One of our many wonderful nurses, Dani, assisted Jodi through the majority of our time at the hospital.
Finally, the part you all are waiting on, our girl came.
At 8:44 am, Ali Elizabeth took her first glance at the world. I only got to see her eyes for a second before she shut her eyes.
The nurses immediately took Ali to help her start breathing and to check other vital signs due to her being 11 weeks early. They let Jodi get to see her for a very short moment before taking her to the NICU.
Then I followed Ali to the NICU. There they weighed her at 2 lbs and 6 oz.
There I was able to take more pictures.
They said she is doing well and they will continue to monitor her closely the next few days to make sure she continues to develop her still immature organs.
Jodi still has not gotten to see her apart from the short moment after delivery. Hopefully she will be able to go to see her tonight.
We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers offered on Jodi and Ali's behalf.
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