Monday, April 11, 2011

Child α has arrived

This is mostly for Buff's info since we've already all seen the kiddo besides her (except for Dad's previous blog post).  Yep, Katie had a baby on Thursday morning.  We named her Lindy Paige Groneman.  Really, the pictures do the best job of describing her, so I'll let them do most of the talking here.  The brief run-down of the other details surrounding the birth are that Katie was induced on Wednesday for pre-eclampsia.  It took a long time for the Pitocin to work, and Lindy was finally born on Thursday AM at 10:23 am.  She was 37.5 weeks, so just above the "full term" mark.  She was a little over 6 pounds when born, though she had lost a bit by the time we came home from the hospital on Saturday -- which is normal.  They had to give Lindy 60 mL of IV NS when she was born because they felt she was low on blood volume, but really she's done great, and Katie has done great.  Lindy cries when she's hungry and otherwise is pretty happy to let people hold her, play with her, coo over her, etc.  Bilirubin levels are somewhat high.  We're going back to get them checked this morning.  And that's pretty much the story.