Thursday, March 4, 2010

The first few days

We are all doing well! She is a little peanut - her birth weight was 6 pounds 2 ounces and she's only 18 1/4 inches long. We actually went out today and bought some preemie clothes because she is swallowed up by even her newborn outfits!

She is a touch jaundice so we had to take her to the lab this morning and have blood drawn (this is the worst thing EVER - watching my sweet little baby get her heels pricked). Then this afternoon we visited the pediatrician - she said Tressie's case is mild, but we'll do another blood draw tomorrow morning just for reassurance. Besides the jaundice, she is doing good! She is a very sleepy baby, so feeding is a little challenging, but we've made quite a bit of progress today.

Labor went well...surprisingly well actually! By the time they started me on the pictocin to start contractions, I was all ready having quite a few on my own. They gave me a very small dose for a short time, but contractions were coming strong enough without the pictocin. Dr. Lalonde broke my water around 5:00 p.m. - almost immediately I started to feel the contractions...bad - so asked for the epidural. Good thing I got it 5:00 p.m. I was dilated 3 cm. and Dr. Lalonde said we'd probably deliver around 3:00 or 4:00 a.m. - but around 7:30 p.m. I was to 9 cm. - we couldn't have been more surprised (or happy)! Tressie was born at 9:29 p.m.

We absolutely love her to death and couldn't be more thrilled that she's finally here!!!

Here are a few pictures from Tressie's first few days (sorry it took so long)!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She's adorable Emily! Thanks for posting the pictures! I'm glad that everything is going so good and I'm sure it will continue! Love the strawberry outfit!!!