Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Peri Jackson, Up All Night

Little Peri has been with us for four days now, and she's doing great. Yesterday she went to the doctor for her three-day check, and the doc was happy to report that she's right in the middle of the line for everything, and she's actually far below average for jaundice, which makes Grandpa happy to hear. Her sclerae are both beautiful white, and not blue or yellow like most. Her post partum weight loss and weight recovery are right on the gimbals.

And she's beautiful and inquisitive, as evidenced by the following video:

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We're working hard now to get the rest of our apartment in working order. Daddy's putting up shelves in Peri's room today and tomorrow so we can put up more of her things. Daddy likes making shelves.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Baby Peri, Rocking our Socks Off!

The last few days have been pretty tiring on us. The last few nights we'd been camping on the couch at night and falling asleep to cooking shows, because for a nice pregnant lady like Naomi, it's a lot more comfortable. Wednesday morning I woke up to her crying because she hadn't slept and was rather uncomfortable. I called up work and said to my boss "Baby", and got the day off. We had an appointment scheduled with our doctor and she suggested we induce. We ran home, got our stuff, and rolled over to the hospital to hunker down.

We've been here since then. They started Naomi with a balloon (a special catheter for induction). We waited around all day and contractions came and went. Later in the afternoon the balloon was pulled out and the Cervidil was started. All the while I was fielding phone calls and texts and was able to report exactly nothing.

Thursday morning came the Petocin, which usually does the trick. It wasn't until later in the evening that active labor happened. After a day and a half of pretend labor and pretty weak contractions (compared to what Naomi was having) the doctor recommended an epidural. That meant nap time for both of us. I woke up a couple times, once to see another epidural happen. Then we fell back to sleep.

Doctor woke me up by saying "time to push!" I snapped up and we went to work. After pushing for about and hour, a beautiful little baby came to the world! Peri Adeleine Althea Jackson was born at 4:32 on 22 July, 2011. She brought 8 lbs, 7 oz to the scale, 19.5 inches long. She's got blue eyes and curly blond hair. We're happy to report that she's doing well and in perfect condition.