Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kaitlyn update

I have been bad about posting on here. I think everyone knows... Kaitlyn Liese Fulmer was born on Friday October 9, 2009. I went into labor Thursday evening and had her Friday at 1:57pm. She was 6lb 11oz and 19 1/2 inches. Once I got my epidural I went from 2 cm dilated to pushing within 1 1/2 hours. I pushed for 30 minutes. It was quite amazing the dr. had come in to see how I was doing and to put in internal monitors, she kept on moving off of them, and he checked me and said we are going to have a baby now. It was very unexpected, Jason and I were not ready for him to say that. Actually before the dr. came in I was feeling better with my epidural and I was going to try and take a nap (or at least get some rest).

When she was born she was a bit cold and had some issues getting the liquid out of her lungs. But the nursery nurse just had to keep an eye on her. She never had to leave the room or go to the nursery. Our first night was ok. It was Jason, Kaitlyn and I all in this small room. So we were ready to get out of the hospital ASAP. On Saturday when the pedi dr came in, he was impressed with how she was doing so he let us go home that night. Normally they make you stay 2 nights.

My mom and Jason's mom were in town helping out. They were a great help. I know it made Jason and I feel better having them there.

Over the past week Kaitlyn and I have been adjusting to being by ourselves during the day. We have been doing a pretty good job. I am trying to get her into a routine, which is harder than you thing. I know she has already picked up some bad habits, which hopefully we will be able to break them quickly.

We went to the dr. for a 1 week check up and she weighed 6lb 7oz (which was the same 6 hours after delivery). We had our 2 week check up Friday and their goal was for her to be back at birth weight. She weighed 7lb and was 20 inches. So our little girl is doing good with her weight gain and eating well. We go back to the dr. in Dec.

One of the biggest challenges is not taking her anywhere. If I need to go somewhere I have to wait for Jason to come home and then go. With her being born at this time of the year and with it being a bad flu season the dr. recommended not taking her into "public" places for 2 months.

I will make sure I keep this updated more frequently. I know this has been a long blog. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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