Sixteen days, over 120 diapers, 3 packages of wipes, 20+ loads of laundry, over 50 middle of the night feedings, 3 trips to the pediatrician, 1 clogged tear duct, 3 minor mommy melt downs, a case of mastitis, and the entire extended version of the Lord of the Rings trilogy later .....and I've finally found the time and ambition to update our blog. Kevin and I have been slam dunked into the wonderful world of parenthood. So far we make quite the team.
I was induced on May 28th (delivered the 29th) because our baby's heart rate was dropping with my contractions during a non-stress test at the hospital. The staff told me I wasn't going home until the baby was out. The doctor strongly recommended a c-section, but after a blessing and many prayers, I was able to by-pass the c-section and our baby's heart rate never dropped again. Baby Bird arrived after about 12 hours of labor and only 30 minutes of pushing. He had the darndest cone head you ever did see, and the NICU team had to rush in to help him out at first, but he is doing amazing now. He is the spitting image of his daddy and we adore him already. He was 19 inches long and 6lbs 11oz at birth, and at his 2 week appointment he was 7lbs 11oz and 20.5 inches long. He is growing so fast- too fast!