Darcy Jean Meadows
born 1:02pm, Monday, September 22
7 lbs, 1/2 oz.
18 1/2 inches long
Pictures once we get out of the hospital and back home to reliable internet!! Our C-section went fine and was definitely necessary, as my gestational hypertension was upgraded (or downgraded, depending on your view!!) to preeclampsia on Monday about 1 hour before the surgery. Very dangerous for mom & baby, so c-section went ahead as planned and I spent 24 hours afterwards on a very nasty concoction known as magnesium sulfate to prevent any seizures brought on by the preeclampsia. Works great in that respect, but makes you feel absolutely terrible in the process, and you cannot get up or be disconnected from any of the machines. Big Yuck.
But it is now Thursday night, and we are scheduled to take this little bundle of baby love home tomorrow. Thanks for all the thoughts & well wishes from our friends & family - lots of pictures to be posted very soon!!