Little Miss Julia Marie was born last night at 7:03 pm. She was 9 lbs. and 20 in. long. She has a little bit of dark fuzzy hair, our first dark-haired baby.
I went in yesterday because I thought I might be leaking fluid. I was and since I may have been leaking for a few days, they wanted me to do what I could to get labor going. "Natural" stimulation helped to get labor started but after a couple of hours of slow going we decided to go ahead and start pitocin. I was pretty anxious about that but over all it wasn't too bad. I think the pit. was started between 3 and 4 pm. It was uncomfortable but I was able to manage. I only had about three or four contractions where I was visibly in distress and they were between 6:45 and 7:00. I only pushed through two contractions and she was out.
I was pretty shocked that 1. It was over and 2. That she was a girl. At that ultrasound I had at 15 weeks, I had thought I had seen boy parts but didn't ask the tech to verify. Apparently not!
Julia started nursing shortly after birth and really didn't doze off until 9pm. She woke frequently for nursing until about 4 am and then slept time I woke her at 7 am. That was pretty much her routine on the inside too. ;)
We'll probably be heading home late this evening. Mike will be going home soon to be with the girls and will come back and get me after they go to bed tonight. Until then, I'm going to enjoy the peace and quiet.
Thanks for all your prayers and support and joining in celebrating this new little life!
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