Happy Birthday Melanie!!
We are happy to announce the birth of our new baby daughter Melanie Gail. Early Friday morning I woke up with regular contractions and decided not to go into work. But the contractions went away for most of the day, and I did a little work fom home, and we had the piano tuned as scheduled. Then around 4:30pm the contractions started becoming regular again. I wasn’t sure if it was true labor or not, since they were short and different positions seemed to help alleviate them. Around 8:50pm I called the doctor to see if I should go in. The contractions were only about 30-40 seconds, but were about 2-3 minutes apart. They said to come on in! So we got there about 9:30pm and I went ahead with an epidural. After that we just had to wait. After some pushing, she was born at 12:42am on Saturday, January 10th, 2009! She’s a healthy 9 lb 0 oz. It might be a few more days before I feel a little more back to normal. The biggest problem or frustration right now is breastfeeding. Sometimes she seems hungry but isn’t getting anything. Sometimes it seems like she just wants to suck and then sleep. We have a class today so we’ll be able to ask questions and hopefully get some help. But I may just switch to bottle feeding to make things less stressful. Here’s some pictures, I’m sure we’ll have more later!