I've finally found a minute to blog the last week. I know you have to be super impressed with the amount of blogs I've done lately... I think this makes at least 4 this month.
I've had several people ask about how labor went and all the other fun details...so be warned the next paragraph is about labor. Nothing to gruesome. Wesley and I got to the hosptial about 5 am. By time I was admitted and to a room it was about 530 when they started my IV with the pitocin drip. According to the monitors, I was already having contractions, but couldn't really feel them. The doctor came in about 715 and broke my water. Contractions got closer together, but I still couldn't really feel them. I think it was about every 3rd or 4th one that I felt. Once they started showing they were closer together, I went ahead and asked for my epidural. I got staydol (maybe that's spelt right) in my IV in the mean time. I really think this would have been enough to cover the pain because I was totally loopy once it hit me. I was with it and then all of the sudden had no care in the world. The nurse came in about 930 to check me and said I was dialated to about a 6. She told me to let her know when I felt pressure and she went ahead and called the doctor. It wasn't long before the pressure started. While the doctor was suiting up, I pushed once for the nurse. The doctor sat down and at 953 am, Madelyn Kate wiggled her way out with no more assistance from me. She has been wiggling the entire 9 months and hasn't stopped yet.
Prior to leaving they told us her bilrubin levels were slightly elevated, meaning she had jaundice. This is very common in breastfeed babies. We made an appointment to see the peditrician on Friday to have levels rechecked. They were a bit higher than they were at the hospital. We were told to let her be in front of a window and get sun light 3 times a day for at least 30 minutes and to make sure she eats at least 1-2 ounced every 3 hours. We went back today and her levels were back down. Yay for not having to have her little heel poked again tomorrow!!
Check back later for woes of feeding....
here are a few more pictures of the cuteness that is Madelyn Kate
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