Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Our baby is beautiful with big round cheeks, dark hair, her mother's ears and her dad's little chin dimple. She came out with her little nose smashed to one side from however she was positioned down in my belly, it is slowly popping back out to the middle. She is a great eater and she hardly ever cries.
The labor and delivery went very well and I was happy to get an epidural. Once pushing time came, she was out very fast and it was a wonderful experience.
I have tested positive every pregnancy with Group B Strep and all of my labors have been too quick to receive both doses of the antibiotics, which means that my babies have been at risk to get sick from the strep virus. Paisley is the only one who was affected by this. Her white cell count was very high and her body was fighting hard to keep her healthy. The problem is easily and very effectively treated with antibiotics and prevents the many complications that can come with strep b. So, I was released Sunday night and Paisley is in the "special care nursery" until tomorrow. It was a terrible feeling to leave without my baby- however, seeing the other babies in there who have so many more problems than my little baby has made me so grateful for her perfect little body that works so well. We are truly blessed to have her here in such a perfect state. I get to go take her my milk often and feed her whenever I want and hold her and change her and I have been able to spend a lot of time with her. We are very excited to get her home to us tomorrow!
On the plus side, this will make one baby who can take a bottle!