Thursday, April 3, 2008

Kahlan Rose

was born at 11:41 AM, Saturday, March 29, 2008.

8lbs 5oz, 20.75 inches long.

The oxytocin was started at 7:45... yeah. I delivered my first child, who weighed over 8 lbs, in less than 4 hours.

We came home Monday morning, and were just getting settled in... and then Tuesday morning we had to turn around and take her back to the hospital because she was lethargic and had (I thought) the runs. After many tests due to an irregular heartbeat that the ER doc discovered, we ended up spending 2 more nights in the hospital. We came home today with a very healthy baby. Turns out she was lethargic because she was dehydrated, and her low heart rate was just because she was THAT relaxed when she was asleep. And the dehydration was because I hadn't been feeding her often enough. I mistakenly thought that if she was hungry, she would wake up and eat. Nope. So now I have to wake her up and feed her every 3 hours... even if she doesn't want to wake up, I have to...