Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back to the Hospital

I had to take Heather back to the hospital today. Apparently, there may have been a hole leaking spinal fluid from the epidural. Poor Heather had been suffering from a terrible looking headache (and that's a statement from someone who gets migraines) since Friday. They took some blood from her arm and injected it into the epidural space to try to fashion a patch. She seems to be feeling a little better, so hopefully that helped.

Some of Olivia's Gifts

I wanted to post a sampling of some of the gifts Olivia and Abby have received over the past couple of days. I apologize, I know I'm missing some, but I'm catching the ones I have pictures of.

Flowers from Aunt Michele and Uncle Mike:
From Olivia Jane Rhoads

Markers from Aunt Sheri and Uncle Brian (Abby absolutely LOVES them):
From Olivia Jane Rhoads

A yummy fruit arrangement (the whole family LOVED) from Aunt Cindy and Uncle Tom:
From Olivia Jane Rhoads

Many, many thanks for all the thoughtful gifts.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Welcome Olivia Jane Rhoads

From Olivia Jane Rhoads

Olivia Jane Rhoads was born today at 2:34pm. She weighed in at a healthy 8 lbs 5 oz and is 21.5" long (incidentally the same length as her sister.) Heather went into labor at 1:00am and we were at the hospital by 3:00am. It took forever for Heather to get fully dilated, but once she got there, she only had to push through 4 contractions to get Olivia out. The doctor almost dropped her, but thankfully they set up a "net" of sorts to catch dropped babies. (Apparently that happens from time to time.) Heather looks a lot better than she did after giving birth to Abby. I can't wait to get Abby up here tomorrow to meet her baby sister.

Our friend Danielle was kind enough to take a day off of work to take pictures for us, so I hope to have some more pictures up over the weekend.