Monday, October 18, 2010
Introducing the REAL Newest Member of Our Family!
Welcome to the world Isobel Emily P-S!! Isobel arrived at 4:58 p.m. on 10/17/10 (this past Sunday) rather unexpectedly. She weighed 5 lbs, 13 oz, and is 19 inches long. Because she's so petite, everyone's calling her "Peanut." She's the talk of the nursery because she's so cute!
I had been feeling decreased fetal movement the day before and called my midwife, who told me to go in for a non-stress test around lunchtime Sunday. Little did we know that we'd have a baby by 4:58 p.m.! Because there was less fetal movement and the heart rate showed less activity, that a cesarean section was necessary. I was not dilated. Everything pointed to the fact that she wasn't very happy inside anymore, and had to come out soon.
Susan was by my side all the time, and was a champion! We're glad Isobel came out and didn't have to be in distress. She's a good little breastfeeder and has a lot of courage.
We're completely in love with our little Isobel. She's gorgeous! We can't believe we get to take her home! I have since been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, and was on magnesium for a day, and had high blood pressure, but it's being resolved.
We'll be at the hospital until Thursday and will be going home to some undone chores!