Sunday, March 14, 2010

First Night Survived :)

It is almost time to nurse Susannah again, but I wanted to post a couple more pictures :)

This is while we were still in the delivery room.Susannah made her Mama and Daddy very proud of her! She had an APGAR score of 9 at both 1 minute and 5 minutes!! Not only did her weight surprise me a bit (I figured first baby... he/she would be on the smaller side), but I knew 9 is pretty high for the APGAR score and was tickled pink when they said she scored a 9!!

Ack! I just realized after I posted this that I had yet to post her "stats!"

Susannah Faith was born 3/11/10 at 4:34pm. She weighed 7lbs. 6oz. and is 20.5" long. I'll probably share more later, but the quick version is that I was in labor for 8 hours start-finish, and pushed for 30 minutes. My doctor, nurse, and Daniel were awesome in getting me through the whole ordeal. I did not go "au naturale" and did get an epidural around noon-time. I can't imagine doing it without one. But all that's another story for another time. Now back to the original program... :)

This is about 24hrs. old. She was SO wide awake that afternoon, having just eaten everything there could have possibly been to eat.
We are home now, we got home about 1:15 yesterday afternoon. Our first night was interesting, but we survived. Daniel is wonderful. He's being my "clear-thinker," making sure I'm drinking enough, and this morning he fed me my breakfast while I was nursing Susannah. Last night he was a trooper and got up with me for each feeding. It's really hard for Daniel to wake up in the middle of the night (I think that's all changing :) ) but he did it and I was so grateful. Susannah naturally wants to sleep quite a bit, and so of course keeping her awake to nurse is a challenge. Both of us work together, keeping each other awake so we can both work at keeping her alert enough to nurse.

Daniel just reminded me that we changed the clocks and the 2 o-clock feeding is now at 3, so I have a little more time than thought. I think I'm gonna take a snooze.


Dana said... [Reply to comment]

She is beautiful!

Cate said... [Reply to comment]

Also -- you had a quick labor, too! I had a very fast labor and I was really surprised, because everyone told me I'd have a long, drawn-out, awful one, being a first time mother. Goes to show you can't believe everything people tell you. :-) But you already know that!

Cate said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! She's gorgeous. Having a new baby is so exciting. I remember the first few weeks after my daughter's birth as a very romantic time. It was lovely.

I meant to comment on one of your earlier posts and say that we had the same hope regarding our baby's birthday and our anniversary--we wanted everyone to have their own special day. Thankfully, it worked out. :-)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Oh she is beautiful and it sounds like you had a fast delivery.Take care and rest while the baby sleeps.

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

P.S. again. I still can't get over how beautiful she is and that she doesn't have that "red" newborn look! She's just great!

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

Awww...that's really nice of Daniel. I'm glad he fed you your breakfast. It always seems that everyone wants to eat at the same time, no matter how old or young they are! Sounds like you all are a good team. The nap sounds like an excellent idea!

P.S. I'm so glad you're back into the bloggy world!

Candi said... [Reply to comment]

She is absolutely beautiful! You had a fast labor! Good for you! Sounds like you are already establishing a little routine. So great to have your hubby to help too! Nap when you can :)

Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

You are such a blessed mommy!! So happy for you, sweety!!!

Do you need a nursing poncho cover thingy? I bought one... and never used it :o\ Just sitting here!

Teresa said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! She is beautiful!!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

What is AGPAR? I can't wait to see everyone in person!

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see more pictures of her. :)

Becky said... [Reply to comment]

I read your blog all the time. Your daughter is a beautiful gift from God... Congrats to all of you!

mint said... [Reply to comment]

so sweet! Congrats!!

Angie said... [Reply to comment]

Well, she looks like a keeper to me! I am so glad that everything went well for you. I think its awesome that Daniel is getting up with you! I am sure that all of your family are just in awe too. You have a beautiful baby! Glad to finally get to meet baby George.