Archive for September, 2009
Molly is doing great as a big sister. She is very curious about Leah so we often get a running play-by-play of what Leah is doing. If she is crying we "have to make her better." We have not had the request to send her back as of yet!
She has "held" Leah and has since asked again to hold her.
She even sat down to read a book to Leah.
When you're in the hospital for a few days, you have to have something to laugh at. A few of our entertaining stories are:
- As Chad was coming back from lunch on Wednesday, he passed a couple clearly in labor. She was in the wheelchair focusing on her breathing while quickly being pushed by her husband. Chad's though as he walked by was, "Oh, that's what that's like!"
- You'll never see as many men carrying Vera Bradley bags as you will in Labor & Delivery.
- When Chad went to change Leah's diaper after she was brought to us in recovery room, he realized that she was wearing a size 1 diaper. We couldn't believe it! So much for that box of newborn diapers.
- We ordered breakfast from the hospital's food services every morning. The first morning I ordered an abundance of food for both Chad and I and was not questioned. However, when Chad ordered both Fruit Loops and Raisin Bran the second morning, she lady on the phone said, "She wants both Fruit Loops AND Raisin Bran?" Why yes, yes she does.
G'Mom and Grampa brought Molly up to the hospital the next day to meet "baby ister." They had already taught Molly Leah's name, so when they arrived I heard G'Mom say,
"Molly, who are we going to see?"
"And what's your baby sister's name?"
Molly sat with Daddy and checked out Leah. Here they are counting her toes.
Molly was hesitant to climb up in the bed with me, but eventually she relented, and we got some cute family pictures.
Leah was born Wednesday, Sept. 16th at 10:29pm, weighing 9 lbs. 1 oz. and 20.5 inches long with a full head of hair.
As most of you know, I was induced due to being 10 days late. Pitocin was started at 10:30a. Labor began progressing, but very slowly, so I thought it would be a good time to browse the web and send a few emails thanks to the free wi-fi at the hospital.
I ordered the epidural at 5 cm and was comfortable by 6:00p. The second half progressed much quicker. At 9:55p I felt a lot of pressure, and then my water broke. I was checked and was 9.5 cm. I was instructed to push at 10:09p and at 10:29p Leah was born. Only 20 minutes of pushing!! I was thrilled that the whole process only took 12 hours, compared to the 30 hours it took for Molly. And we were shocked at how big she was too since Molly was just under 8 lbs.
G'Mom, Grampa, Grams, Pop, and Aunt EA were all waiting to meet Leah and hear her name. We picked the name Leah simply because we liked it and it met all our criteria, and Rose was my great-grandmother's name.
You can see pictures from her birth day here and stay tuned for more!