Her feet are huge!!
This is my midwife, Sara, she is awesome!!
Naomi Sage was born Friday January 9, 2009 at 6:52 pm. She weighed 9 lbs 1 oz and was 20.5 inches long. The induction went fine, but in the past when I have been induced they have broken my water and started the pitocin at the same time. This time they started my pitocin and didn't break my water until my midwife came back on her lunch hour, at about 1:30. The pitocin on it's own didn't do much of anything except give me some mild contractions. Once my water was broken they got much stronger. I got my epidural at around 4:30 pm and she was born a few hours later!! The labor was totally fine, I pushed through 3 contractions and she was here. It was really cool because my midwife had me reach down right as she was coming out and let me lift her up and lay her on my chest. That was really cool. It kindof freaked me out, though, because she was really blue, the cord was wrapped around her neck. Luckily she wasn't in the birth canal long and she turned pink the minute she started crying. Her face looks a little beat up- it is hard being born!! When she was born her blood sugar was really low- it was 34 and they told me if they test her a second time and she is under 40 she would've had to go to the NICU. So they put a tube down her throat and gave her some sugar water. It only went up to 41, so they put a little tube in her mouth when she was nursing and gave her 1/2 and ounce of formula. It went up to 58 after that so she was good. She is such a good nurser, she latched right on and hasn't had any problems. My milk finally came in yesterday afternoon, so she is happy. She is a little jaundiced, like all my kids have been, but it isn't too bad, and is getting better now that she is getting milk. She sleeps a lot during the days, but last night she cried from about 10:30-2:30. I hope this is just temporary. She hasn't pooped since Saturday night, so I think her tummy is a little upset. But we shall see, we may have another Grace on our hands!! But she is such a sweet little baby. We love her so much, and the kids love her so much. Grace is such a little mommy to her. Whenever she is holding her and she starts to cry Grace says, "It's okay Naomi, your sissy has you". It is really sweet. Maggie is fascinated with her, she always screams "baby!" when she sees her and she is always trying to grab her. Elliot loves to hold her, but isn't as interested as the girls.
Anyway, mom and dad came on Thursday and have been such an amazing help (dad left on Sunday). Grace had a gingerbread house decorating party on Friday that they were supposed to have the Friday before Christmas break-when school was cancelled. Their dads were supposed to go to the party, so grandpa went with Grace. She was so excited, I'm sure their house was the best, knowing dad :) Mom is the best, she lets me sleep during the day and makes dinner for us every night. She even did all the laundry yesterday!! I'm dreading her leaving on Thursday!! That's when we have to go back to real life, whatever that is!
Also, today is Elliot's birthday-Happy Birthday Elliot!! We love you!! Grandma made a cake that Elliot and Grace decorated. We went to lunch at McDonalds and had pizza for dinner-not the most nutritious day of eating ever, but it's okay every once in a while!! We will have a party with his friends in a month or so, which may even involve a present from his parents! I'm glad he is young enough that he didn't realize the presents were missing :)