The Bradsteins are pleased to announce that 3B’s baby sister was born this morning at 3:50 a.m. She weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Mama’s contractions started at about 5 p.m. yesterday, and we came to the hospital at about 10:30 p.m. We might not have come so early, but with Mama being positive for Group B Strep, we wanted to ensure that we got two doses of antibiotics into Mama before baby girl arrived. We just barely managed to do that because we had to wait four hours between doses.
For the record, hypnobirthing was fine for awhile, and then the epidural was fine for the duration. As for after birth, being under the french fry lights was OK, but laying on Mama’s belly or being swaddled in someone’s arms is much better.
Her eyes are blue, like her brother’s were, but his changed to a handsome brown, so who knows what hers will be. Her hair appears to be blond. Or brown. Depends on the light and who’s looking. Her eyebrows and eyelashes are certainly light blond, however.
Her tiny feet are cute. So are her tiny hands, which came equipped with long fingernails, which she’s already used to scratch herself several times.
So far she loves to sleep in her Grammy’s lap–or just about anywhere–and eat, which is exactly as it should be. She’s nursed a few times for quite awhile with a strong latch from the get go, which is nice for Mama and Papa. One less thing to worry about.
More later, after we all get caught up on sleep…so, you know, in 12 years or so.