She's Here!! -Jens Story
Miss Jileighan Greer Woolf was born on Wednesday, June 11th at 2:58 p.m. She was 6 lbs. 1 oz. and 21 inches long. She is beautiful (not that I am biased at all) and perfect!!
Both she and I are feeling great!
She was my longest labor - but 6 hours still isn't bad!! Once she decided she was ready to come she came quick.
I was admitted to the hospital to be induced Wednesday morning at 5:00 a.m. The doctor came to see me at 9:00 a.m. I was dilated to 3 and he broke my water. We figured at that point it would go really quick (as Danny was only 2 1/2 hours). Jilly had other plans. My doc came back a couple of times and at 2:00 I was only to a 4. At 2:30 the nurse came in and said that Jilly's heart rate was dropping with every contraction. If I was at a 6 that would be fine because she was moving into the birth canal, if I was still at a 4 we would have to figure out what was wrong. She checked me and I was barely at a 6. She was standing at the computer inputting the updated information when I started feeling a ton of pressure. I asked her when she last checked me and she stated it had been 9 minutes. She checked me again and I was at a 9 1/2. Then she started running around. About a minute later I said "There's too much pressure, I want to push". The nurse said "I would appreciate it if you wouldn't". :-) My doctor then came in. He checked me and told me that on my next contraction I should start pushing. Then he got into this long conversation with Greg about cameras. Apparently I was shooting daggers at Greg with my eyes!! When my next contraction started no one was paying any attention to me - so I decided to heck with all of them I was pushing her out. The doctor came over and said "oh, she is right here. OK let's get her out". I pushed and out she came. Apparently she came so quick there was no time to even suction her nose and mouth before her whole body came out. Nice and easy!! She was soo covered with cheese (vernix) that we have a picture of her where she looks like the Thing from the Fantastic 4. (We're terrible aren't we? LOL)
Right now our only concern is that she failed her hearing test at the hospital. They said there are a lot of reasons why this could happen (fluid in the ears, too alert, too sleepy, hearing loss, or deafness). She needs to go back in about 2 weeks and be retested. She doesn't flinch to loud sounds but I am hoping that that is just because she is laid back and relaxed. Please keep her in your prayers that there isn't anything wrong and she will pass her next test!