Friday, March 5, 2010

A Beautiful Baby Girl

After months of waiting, our baby was born on Monday, March 1st at 7:27 PM. She weighed in at a whopping 9 pounds and 4 ounces and was 21 inches in length. We decided to name her Adella Lyn Felix.
The birth went really well. Olivia's water broke around 4:30 AM on Monday and we got to the hospital a little after 5:00 AM. Olivia was in labor pretty much the whole day. The nurses that would come in an check on Olivia were having a blast, because she would joke around with them and was really good natured in between contractions. Around 6:30 they had Olivia start pushing and roughly an hour later I laid eyes on one of the most beautiful creatures I have ever seen.

Both my parents and Olivia's parents were out in the waiting area and later got to come in a see Adella. We stayed the night in the hospital expecting to go home the next day, but we found out that Adella had a little bit of jaundice, so we decided it would be best to stay another night.
We got to go home on Wednesday and they sent us a small plastic rectangle with blue lights on it called a bili blanket to put on Adella to help her with the jaundice. She is continually improving and is almost well enough to be off the bili blanket (though it wasn't extremely serious to begin with).
We both couldn't be happier. She has already provided us with immeasurable joy.