Sunday, January 10, 2010

She's here!

We welcomed Alison Kate this morning at 7:41 am!

Before my epidural at about 9:30 pm last night I was dilated to a 2, so they thought I would deliver around 4 am. Well, at 7:10 am I was finally dilated to a 6. Five minutes later I felt pressure and they checked me again and I was at a 10! I called Justin when I was at a 6 and told him to make his way over, then called him back and said hurry! He got here in plenty of time and the doctor was the last one to show up. After just a few pushes she was here. The cord was wrapped pretty tightly around her neck but the doctor cut it quickly and she was given to the nurses and pediatrician. I got to see her for just a minute before they took her to the nursery to receive oxygen. I still haven't held her, but I'm hoping sometime soon! I haven't heard on that yet.

Six weeks early, she weighs 5 pounds 3 ounces and they haven't measured her length yet, but she is doing well. She has an iv in and is under a warmer. She has some brown hair and is very cute! We don't know much more than that at this point. The pediatrician will give us updates throughout the day. We've taken some pictures, but we don't have the cord to connect to the laptop, so those will be coming!

Thanks for all of the encouragement, support and for keeping us in your prayers!


Melissa said...

Thanks for the update! We are thinking about you. With the cord around her neck, maybe it is a good thing she came early. Take care we will be praying. Cute name. =0)I can't wait for pictures!

erinmalia said...

welcome to the world little alison! can't wait for pictures.