a long overdue update

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Registered: 10-05-2005
a long overdue update
Sat, 12-01-2012 - 2:27pm

Sorry this is so long overdue. I have been adjusting to life with a newborn. Aibhlin Mackenzie was born on November 2 at 11:59 am. She weighed 6 lbs 0 oz and was 21 inches long!

Birth story:

Well the birth went as expected. I arrived at the hospital on November 2 at 8 am for my c-section. It pushed back by 30 minutes due to a woman needing an emergancy c-section ( she was only 27 weeks, poor woman). The surgury is a little blurry because my bp kept tanking due to the spinal block being put in a little too high but from what I remember the plecenta was delivered first, then her feet! In the week since I had my last u/s she had managed for flip breech and suprised everyone in the room. Her first cry when she came out made me start crying because it is soo sweet!

In the time since:

Well the first few days were a little trying on the breastfeeding front since it took my milk 5 days to come in and little Aibhlin lost alot of weight. When we finally left the hospital on the 6th she was down to 5lbs 5 oz. The good news is we are still breastfeeding and she is now up to almost 8 lbs! If you want pictures here is my facebook page, feel free to friend me in order to see them: http://www.facebook.com/katie.tatem