Monday, March 10, 2008

Welcome to Caroline Faith

Caroline came into this world fast and furious on Saturday March 1. After one labor of 36 hours and another of 17 hours, I was thrilled to have a labor of only 5 hours. Labor began at 4AM and at 8:57AM, she was here. She weighed in at 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 22 inches long. All the grandparents missed it, but I was thankful to have it over quickly. From that point on, however, things have been moving much more slowly. Caroline swallowed some Meconium- her first poop- and had to be taken to the Nursery. She needed chest x-rays, oxygen, and antibiotics. It was a while before I was even able to hold her and two days before she was able to be in my room to stay. Meanwhile, I was fighting the flu, with fever, aches and upper respiratory stuff. So between the two of us, we didn't come home until Tuesday. And since then, we have endured nursing complications, and the death of our dear friend, Debbie Dennis. I will post more on that incredible journey another time. Suffice it to say that Caroline is truly an Angel Baby. For now, here is a pic of the proud siblings.


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Anonymous said...

Aww, YAY!!!! That's exciting Catherine!