Although this post is delayed thanks to our hospital's blocking of Fa.cebook, Blogg.er and various other websites critical to my daily survival, I am happy to announce that our rainbow has arrived!! Instead of a Jelly Bean, we now have a Jenna Bean. :-D
Jenna Nicole was born on Wednesday, September 15th at 10:20 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. She even has hair, which I was doubting, since her parents, aunts and uncles were all bald. To abbreviate her birth story, I worked until 7:00 on Wednesday night, walked in the house at 7:15 and ate dinner, had my first 'real' (as opposed to Braxton Hicks) contraction around 7:50 and walked into the hospital 10 cm. dilated at 9:55. She was here at 10:20. By far, not what I was planning for, but we were able to skip the induction planned for 0800 Thursday!!!
So far, all is well with one exception. She developed quite a case of jaundice on Thursday, and since yesterday morning has been on a structured feeding schedule and under lights to help bring her bilirubin levels down and resolve her pumpkin coloring. I was officially discharged last night, and we were hoping that we would be able to take Jenna home today some time, but we just got the word that she will have one more night under the lights. Fingers crossed that tomorrow's 0600 labs look better and we can have her home bright and early. And for those who have been following a while and might be afraid to ask, there are no obvious indications of Down Syndrome at this point.
I apologize those of you who have been waiting for additional communication - the browser on my phone has been getting quite a work out over the last few days (again, thanks to the hospital) and it's been slow going. I still haven't sent out my text message announcements, which were planned as being the first 'wave of announcement.' I guess at this point, I can abandon that plan. :-/
Hoping to post more when we get Jenna home and get her settled...