Thursday, September 13, 2007

She's here

BabyA made her arrival on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 1:34 after an interesting induction. No progress for almost 5 hours, epidural that sort of worked, was perfect after anesthesiologist #2, and then went from 3 cm to complete in a little over an hour.

On the size front, the timing was probably a good thing. At 39w3d, she was 8 lbs, 12 oz and 21 inches on the nose.

Breastfeeding is going OK. We were able to start earlier than with Son, so no issues on the sugars front (yea!) but we're a little high on the bilirubin levels so we'll have to see how that goes. Barring any issues arising on that front, we should be headed home tomorrow. Son thought that she was OK-he's having fun at SIL's, so he really isn't that concerned. Yet. Friday afternoon may be interesting.

Gotta go and try to get at least a little sleep. I'm going to have to wake her up in an hour to try to feed her to head off the jaundice issues. I didn't sleep very well last night, so I need to try to cover myself. OK...maybe I won't get my hour....

6 comments:

Kristina said...

Ooo!! Congratulations!!

I'm glad you're all doing okay and that things seem to be off to a good start :).

I'm sure that after an initial period of adjustment, Son will be quite happy to have a little sister around!!

Congratulations, my friend :). TTYL

LC said...

Congratulations!!!! So glad Baby A is here safe and sound:) Take care, Leslie (LC, TLOL)

LC said...

Congratulations!!!! So glad Baby A is here safe and sound:) Take care, Leslie (LC, TLOL)

Angie said...

Congratulations!! I've been checking on you and I'm so glad to hear that you both are doing well. I can't wait to hear more about her. I hope you are able to sneak some rest in before you head home. Take care and congratulations again!!

Erin said...

Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! I'm so glad that she's hear and healthy, and that everything is goin well so far!

pithydithy said...

Hooray! A big, huge congrats on the arrival for your daughter! I know that you didn't want an epidural, but I hope that the disappointment was far outweighed by the joy of your new daughter. I'd love to hear more of the story-- and more about her-- when you have a chance. In the meantime, take it as easy as you can on these first, difficult weeks. Hugs and congrats!