We arrived at the hospital yesterday morning at 7:30 and got situated. They began administering some penicillin because Samm was positive for Strep B (you moms know what I mean by that). At 9:00 they measured her (3cm) and began the Pitosin so that she would go into labor. Well, by 1:00 she was only 4cm and was having mild contractions. They upped the dosage and at 2:00 she was at 5cm. That’s when Betsy (Samm’s mom) arrived. By 2:30 Samm was at 8cm and it was go time. Apparently she had been waiting on her mom to get there.
She started pushing at 2:30 and things went pretty fast, 30 minutes fast. She came out with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck twice. That was scary. They clamped it off and unwound it. I include this because this may be why she hasn’t grown very much over the past weeks. So, by 3:00 we had a new little baby girl! Hello Sophia Lowry Poteat (aka Sophie). She weighed exactly 6 pounds.
One highlight was getting to see Maddux and Sophie interact for the first time. Maddux kept saying, “hold, hold”. And “baby o-phee”. She can’t quite get the “s” just yet. We’re working on it.
Everything else has been fine. Sophie fed on and off until 3:00am last night and then took a “break” until she hacked up a huge mucus ball at 10:45. Within 5 minutes she wanted to eat and has been latched on ever since.
So, things are good. We feel very blessed to have a healthy little girl and we have appreciated all the texts, emails, facebook comments, and phone calls. Our plan is to head home in the morning and adjust to life with 2 kids (yikes!).