Welcome to Macy Jane! This is not her greatest pic to date, but I'm limited still with being in the hospital. More great pics to come, I promise. She is an absolute doll and I instantly fell in love with her. She is truly a pleasure to be with.
I was scheduled to be induced on Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m., but they called Sat. night and said they could start me sooner because my doc was there all night. We ended up going in about 1:30 A.M. By the time we checked in, my doc broke my water at 2:55 and started pitocin. It was quick, fast, hard labor right away. I requested the epidural at 3:50, and it's a good thing I did because I almost lost my window of opportunity. I dilated from a 3 to a 10 in less than an hour. Crazy! Long story short, she slid out quickly at 4:55, exactly 2 hours later. She's quick! I love that about her. She nursed great right away. Smart, too! And an over-acheiver, because she filled 2 poopy diapers in the first 24 hours instead of the required one. The doctor said the epidural slowed me down a half hour, so if I had gone into labor at home, she doubts I would have made it to the hospital. Yea for induction. It was my doctor's quickest induction ever.
So now, I'm just enjoying some relaxing time in the hospital, just getting to know her. She's a great baby. 7 lbs 10 oz of love! She makes adorable little noises and is very easy so far. Thanks to all of you for your love and support...especially thanks to my mom and neice who took care of Parker when he woke up with stomach flu yesterday! Typical! All is well and we will be home soon.