Here's her delivery story:
Her official due date wasn't until November 24th, 2011- Thanksgiving Day, but due to me testing positive to Group B Strep, (a bacteria that lives in something like 33% of humans. It moves around your insides causing no problems for us as adults. But it can move to the vaginal canal and be passed to babies at birth, for them it is bad and can cause lots of health problems for the rest of their lives. At least that is how I understood it all.), and the fact that my last delivery, with Bekah, only lasted 6 hours start to finish, and they needed at least that long, if not longer for the antibiotic to be in affect and the baby to be okay to come out.
SO, they decided to induce me at 39 weeks. (I have never been induced and was a little worried about how it would all play out.)
We headed to the hospital and was admitted at 7am on November 17th, 2011
By 8:30am they had the IV and antibiotic in and going. At 10am they started me on a low dose of Pitocin. When I was admitted I was already dilated to a 'good' 3cm and 75% effaced, by about 12:30 they upped my pitocin and broke my water. During this whole time, my contractions were light. They tightened my whole stomach like normal contractions, but they were not painful. It was weird. At about 1:30pm my contractions were finally strong enough that I needed an epidural. And at 2pm I was dilated to about 5-6. Then about 3:15pm I was feeling lots of pressure and the babies heart rate had changed, well I was at 9cm + and ready to push.
Elizabeth Zoe Rolfe was born at 3:35pm.
(All of our children are named after someone special to us. Elizabeth is my grandmothers name, and Zoe is Dustin's grandmothers name, so she is doubly blessed!) We will probably call her by her whole name, or Lizzie, or Zoe or a combo- Lizzie Zoe. (Zoe is pronounced Zo not Zoey)
She was almost the perfect pink color and beautiful!
She weighted 7lbs 2oz and was 20.5 inches long
Her brother and sisters were VERY excited to meet her!
Proud big sister!
Grandma Marie got to be here too!
BIG cry! She actually doesn't cry loud or to much.
She mostly just makes little grunts and groans. It is pretty sweet.
We both recovered very quickly and got to leave the hospital after 24 hours.
The cute hat was made by a friend in Florida, and the smallest one I have, so it was perfect!
All bundled up and ready to go!
(Blanket by a Florida friends, car seat cover (flipped up) made by my sister in law! I will take a better picture, it is beautiful and we love it!)
They had us go into the doctor today for a 2 day discharge check up since we were released early. I guess here due to the elevation most babies get jaundice bad and they needed to check that and make sure she was eating enough. Her levels were good and she is already above her discharge weight and almost back to her birth weight! She is doing great!
She is a very easy baby and is being overly loved by everyone! She is actually sleeping and eating very good. I think we slept for 3-4 hours straight last night! She is just a precious little girl and we are so glad to have her! I don't have any pictures of Dustin with her yet, but he is such a great daddy! He loves his little girls! I am so thankful for him and how great of a dad he really is.
We are also glad to have Grandma Marie, Dustin's mom, here to help out. She stayed with Bekah and the kids while we were in the hospital and has been helping here around the house so much. (My mom and Dustin's take turns coming for to help with the new babies. And this time it was Marie's turn.) This next week for Thanksgiving we get to have Papa Kent (Dustin's dad), Grandma the Great or Great Grandma Zoe (Dustin's grandma on dad/Kent's side), and hopefully Uncle Colby (Dustin's baby brother) join us! We are very excited to get to have everyone here, and the new baby for Thanksgiving! It will be a great one!
I will be taking pictures of her soon and sending out announcement cards, so make sure I have you address if you want one!