Tuesday, April 14, 2009

She's here!!!

Elliette Grace Schilling is here!!

She weighed 7lbs 4oz and is 20 inches long. She arrived at 11:12 am on April 13th after the shortest and easiest labor and delivery I could ever imagine! My doctor put me in to be induced Sunday evening, I started having contractions around 4:30, and had my epidural by about 8:00. At 8:30 I was 3-4 cm, and when they came to check me around 10:15 I was 10cm and ready to push!! My doctor got there a few minutes before 11 and after 4 sets of pushes she was out!! She is so much tinier than we thought she would be! She has had some feeding/latching issues and dropped more weight than the doctors wanted, so we are supplementing with formula and a '5-French' tube/syringe, but she's doing fantastic. She is so calm and laid back - such a good baby!!! I'm hoping that stays the same way once we are home and established.

Here are some pics:


Mark and Emma said...

OMG - she's gorgeous!!! She looks just like Jackson! And he looks soooo very proud to be a big brother:) Can't wait to meet you, Elliette Grace!

Nicoolmama said...

I love her eyes!!!! Congratulations Kymie!!!!