Here is how my day went on Wednesday, June 24th:
9:15am -- Go to OBGYN check-up
11:00am -- Go to Megan's, feed Finn lunch and put him down for a nap
1:00pm -- Go to hospital for appointment with specialist
1:20pm -- Get told that baby is now measuring almost 4 weeks small, so she has basically stopped growing
1:30pm -- Get an amneosentesis done where they stick me with a huge needle and take a fluid sample to see if baby's lungs are developed
2:00pm -- Get hooked up to monitors to make sure the amneo didn't stress the baby out
2:30pm -- Find out that baby's lungs are developed and they want to induce me!
2:45pm -- Realize that they are not going to let me go home...this is happening right now.
3:00pm -- get changed into hospital gown, call Megan and arrange for her to keep Finn overnight
4:00pm -- get first dose of meds, contractions start
1:30am, June 25 -- get an epidural, halleluja
6:32am -- give birth to a beautiful baby girl!
Kate Elizabeth Parks
3 lbs 13 oz
17 inches long
She is teeny tiny but breathing on her own and relatively healthy. I am home now, but Kate needs to stay in the Special Care Nursery for a couple weeks or so until she gains more weight, so everything still feels pretty surreal for me. Every minute I get with her is so precious. Right now I am going to the hospital twice a day to feed her and it is so hard to leave every time. We are just so thankful that her delivery went well and that she should grow strong enough to come home soon. We will post more updates, videos and pictures soon!