The strawberry is here!
And she's a little strawberry-banana! That is, she's jaundiced, but she's on the mend now. She had in-home photo therapy all last week and she's finally thriving, but it was a little scary for a while because she lost a whole pound and she was severely dehydrated while we were waiting for my milk to come in. She's gaining weight again and the doctors and nurses took excellent care of her, so all's well now. Anyway, I think I've sat down to update you guys about 13 times since she was born, but I've been interrupted each and every time by someone who needed something, so I'm sorry for the long wait!!
Our gorgeous little bundle of joy was born on 7/21/07 at 12:19pm. Ironically my water broke not an hour and a half after posting on sweetthing's blog how jealous I was that she'd had her son because my daughter was late. After 12 hours of labor overnight and pitocin to help the contractions along because they weren't progressing on their own, I was so exhausted I was blacking out between contractions and I could barely push her out. But out she came and I actually got to pull her out of me and place her on my chest myself - it was so beautiful I was sobbing. She was 7 lbs 13 oz and 21 inches long - funny, her big sister was 8 lbs 2 oz and 19 inches long, so this one is tall and skinny!
Big sister is adjusting extremely well to sharing Mommy and Daddy with her baby sister. She's just fascinated with her. SD got to come for 4 whole days when she met her newest baby sister for the first time, so we were super pleased about that. (The only reason we got her for so long, however, is because BM denied our visitation at the last second on our last weekend with SD, which happened to be her 12th birthday. It was so sad and horrible, I don't even want to get into it.) So, I'm focusing on the positive - until now, the longest we ever had SD was 48 hours, so we really truly enjoyed this time with her and our growing family.