Well, I didn't make it to 12/13 for the original planned induction. Last week, I was having some major back pain and feeling lousy because my blood pressure had started to spike again. I mentioned that the doctor put me on bed rest but after one day of that I just couldn't take it any more. I called Doc back and she said to head over to the hospital. They got me hooked up to an IV and prepped to start the pitocin early the next morning and gave me an ambien to help me get through the night with a little rest. Baby girl #2 was born at 2:55pm on 12/10, exactly two weeks early!
She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long. Even though I don't recommend having an induction b/c in my experience after two of them - they SUCK - I'm glad that we went ahead and delivered. If baby girl was almost 8.5 lbs. at two weeks early, I don't even want to know how big she would have been at her due date. Ouch!
Baby girl is healthy and such a good sleeper. I'm not used to having a baby who loves to sleep and doesn't really cry. It's really weird for me and I kept asking the nurses if anything was wrong with her. LOL Daughter #1 was screaming at the top of her lungs and demanding milk NOW from the moment she was born. So, this time I know better what I'm doing and this baby is easier to take care of - so far. Hope I'm not jinxing it by saying that!
Just wanted to give my friends a little update. I've got so many blogs to catch up on! I've only got 518 posts in my Google Reader right now! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year! Always remember what is important in life and recognize that happiness is a choice! Much love to all!