Saturday, September 19, 2009

Baby baby!!

Old news now, but Olivia has joined our family! It was the fastest labor yet (do we really want to discuss that here though?). It is true, for me at least, that the pregnancies get harder as you get older, but now I feel WONDERFUL. I look aweful, but darn it I feel great.

We were doing great, but then had a huge scare. When Olivia was 9 days old I brought her back to the hospital in the middle of the night with a high fever and crying every time I'd move her little body. She was immediately admitted. They did a ton of tests and found out that she had an infection...long story short, we were in the NICU for 3 days and 4 nights and then were sent home with more medicine. I took her back yesterday and got the final bill of health. They did ultrasounds and other tests to make sure she didn't need surgery and (thank heavens) she is perfect. My body made a perfect little body for our little girl. My mom had called everyone she knew and they were praying for us, so thank you if you were one of those people. And thank God (literally).

She has gained almost 2 pounds and has grown almost a 1/2" and is doing wonderfully. I'm still trying to figure out the 3-kid thing, but I'm just grateful that Olivia is here and that she gets to stay.