Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

She's here!

In fact, she's been here for a week now. We brought Scarlett home last Monday and it's been a busy, wonderful week. It hasn't been all fun and games, though - we put together a little slideshow so you can see what's been going on. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Seven short days

A lot can happen in a week.

Thursday evening, after Scarlett was born, she was admitted to the Neonatal ICU because she was breathing quickly. They did some tests, and determined that her lungs weren't fully mature yet - not unusual for an early baby. So, they had her on supplemental oxygen for a few days, making it difficult to take a good picture:


Come Monday, that all came off and we could see her face again! Unfortunately, now it was blue. They had to put her into phototherapy (read: shine some lights on her) to correct a slight jaundice condition.

But, that's all behind her now: she's eating like her father, smiling like her mother, burping like the dogs, and sleeping like the cats. She's our baby, alright! She'll be in the hospital for a few more days, and we can't wait to bring her home.


Happy (one week) birthday, Scarlett!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scarlett Elizabeth is here!


We weren't expecting this to happen quite so fast. One minute, April was asleep, and the next minute the baby's head was peeking out. 30 minutes later, she was doing this:


Born at 3:43 PM, weighing 6 pounds and 5 ounces, here's our Scarlett Elizabeth:



Well, our waiting is finally paying off!

After a long day of unsuccessfully trying to induce labor, April's doctor put her on another drug last night. This morning, they were happy with her progress and switched her to pitocin to continue induction. At 12:30, they broke her water and, like flipping a switch, the contractions became much stronger. It's way too early to make predictions, but at least we are finally in labor!