Little Miss Rosalie Denae joined the family on Tuesday, April 19th at 11:59 PM. She weighed 5lbs and 12oz and measured 18.5 inches. She is named after my grandmothers (Rose Mary and Ruth Lee) and myself (same middle name).
We did it! It was a long, hard pregnancy, landing me in the hospital or ER four times (not counting her birth) and on bed rest twice, but she’s here! True to form, she didn’t even make her grand entrance easy. They induced labor at 4:30 am on Tuesday (I hollered for an epidural at 4:55 am lol). Throughout the day I made very slow progress on dilation, stalling out at 3cm around noon, and she didn’t take to the pitocin very well. Every time they would increase it, she would start having a too-slow heart rate with each contraction. Finally, my doc checked me at 11:00pm and I was only 6cm (which I had been at for several hours) and Rosie’s heart rate was still dropping with each contraction (it actually sounded like it stopped with some of them), so she called for a c-section. Fifty-nine minutes later, out popped my Rosie.
Her pediatrician has pronounced her “pretty near perfect” and I couldn’t agree more.
Now, just to get on some long term birth control (the hospital was Catholic, so the doc couldn’t tie my tubes), because I am NOT going through all of that again if I can help it.