Thursday, July 25, 2013

Greta Jane

Greta Jane arrived at 9:43 pm last Thursday, July 18.  She weighed 8lb 2 oz and was 20 3/4 in. long. She has really long fingers and toes and we were shocked that she has a lot of brown hair. All the boys are smitten with her although we can't figure out why Griffin calls her Baby Sue.  Here are some highlights of her first week:


 For those wondering about the birth-here's a timeline:
Thursday morning at 4:30ish-woke up with sporadic painful contractions that happened all morning
1:00ish pm- appointment with my midwife where she tells me its false labor and I'm still only dilated 1 cm.
5:00ish pm- contractions are now less than 5 minutes apart so we decide to go to the hospital
7:00ish pm- at the hospital they tell me I'm 7 cm so I get in the tub (planning to have a water birth)
9:00ish pm- have to get out of the tub for a possible placenta problem so the water birth won't happen
9:43 pm- Greta is born!  I"m thrilled to be done pushing because she was posterior (face up instead of face down) which basically means it was pretty terrible and I required lots of stitches...I'll spare everyone the graphic description.....we're delighted she's here in our family!!