Allie came out and didn't cry at first. I started to get nervous b/c her umbilical cord was wrapped all around her body and she was so quiet. I kept asking if she was ok and they finally tell me she is fine. Justin clips the cord and they place her on me for a moment but then say they need to take her away. He body temperature was dropping and they had to get her warmed up. They decide the best way is actually skin to skin so they place her on me for a while. I am getting to zombie state by this point and want nothing more than sleep. All the nurses, etc do not leave my room until after 5:00AM. I get maybe 2 hours sleep total and after not sleeping well the past few days I am very tired. That morning they tell me I can actually leave on Monday if I would like since Allie was born so close to Midnight that she will have met the 24 hour stay requirement. I decide I definitely want to leave early. The entire hospital stay was so horrible. They interrupt you all the time and you never get any peace! So that was it! Since we left the hospital a day early we had to go to a pediatrician check up the very next day. Allie had went down to only 5 lb 12oz. She is definitely not a good eater. She has a very weak suck. In the beginning I even had to syringe feed her to get her started sucking on a bottle. I had a couple lactation appointments to try breastfeeding but her suck was just too weak. She just wouldn't work for it. So I am back to pumping exclusively. But that is fine. More updates to come. I just wanted to get her birth story posted!
Heading out to the hospital