Friday, December 09, 2016
So our little princess is here. We had a few complications. I went in a week early to be induced because she was supposed to be huge and I was trying to avoid a c-section. 8 hours into the induction (and after a horrible time with the epidural) her heart rate started to drop so I had to be taken in for a c section anyway. The anesthesiologist ended up pumping me too full of pain medication and I felt like I couldn't breathe through the entire procedure. Luckily my doctor was really fast and I was out of there in 30 minutes. Olivia Danielle was born at 4:40 on November 1st. She was 8 lbs 5 oz and 20 inches long.
Now she also had to be difficult and sucked in a bunch of amniotic fluid as she was coming out so they had to take her to the transition nursery for about 6 hours after birth. Then she lost too much weight and wouldn't poop.
But we have now been home for a while and she is growing like crazy and is now over 9 pounds. We're still adjusting to her schedule but it is getting a little easier. My 6 week appointment is next week so I'm hoping my doctor will release me to start exercising.