Please join me in welcoming Eloise Afton (Lulu). Lulu was born on Friday July 2nd at 4:20 am after a 31 hour induction at University hospital. Her birth is quite the novel and I am still working on the story a month after her birth. I hope to post it here eventually, but suffice it to say that I was induced due to high blood pressure and finally being head down with an unfavorable cervix. 12 hours of Cytotec and 18 hours of pitocin later she was born vaginally. She became stuck in the birth canal and sustained a brachial plexus injury that has since begun to heal and it appears she will have full use of her arm.
She is a lovely baby. She was 7lbs 15oz and 20 inches at birth. She was under the lights for jaundice due to severe bruising during her birth and by the time we left the hospital she was 7lbs 4 oz. She is nursing well and at her 2 week check she was already up to 8 lbs 5 oz and 21 inches long. I weighed her at 3.5 weeks and she was 9lbs 9oz! I haven’t had the energy to take many pictures of her. I will include pictures from 2 days, 1 week and 3 wks old here.