Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Madeline is here

Madeline was born on May 12, 2010 at 4:30pm. She was a healthy 7lbs 8oz and 21 inches long. And she has a full head of hair, light brown with blonde and red highlights (I pay good money to have my hair look like that). I went into labor on Tuesday and into Wednesday. We went to the hospital around 5am on Wednesday and labor progressed pretty well from there...I got to 7 cm and took the epidural, I had been up almost 48 hours and was worn out and as soon as they gave me the epi, my water broke. Around 3pm I was still at 9cm and she was not descending and they had the pitocin level pretty high so they advised c-section since she was not moving into position. They thought the cord could be wrapped around something and preventing it. I opted very quickly for the c-section since that is always a nightmare people have. I was glad then I had the epidural since if they hadn't done it already I would have had to be knocked out completely for the surgery. The surgery was pretty quick, around 45 minutes and went well. I of course didn't care ultimately how she came out, just that she was healthy. I am so greatful for her and she is just perfect. God has blessed us so much with her!

I am exhausted from the lack of sleep and she is getting stomach aches in the middle of the night, but so worth all the lack of energy. I now sleep in the day and am up at night, similar to how it was in college. The time is flying and she is 2 wks old tomorrow. I am off for almost a full 12 weeks and am praying that I don't have to return for long. I am sad now even thinking about having to leave her. I just will be an ostrich for a while and not think about it...

Here are some photos of her and the new family.


Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! What a fun surprise to return from market and find you and your new bundle of joy. Congratulations to all of you -- she's beautiful!!!

A Look Inside the Box(es) said...

Could you send me your address (can't seem to find it). I have some goodies I want to send to you and Madeline.