My New Niece

My oldest sister just gave birth to her first baby on March 3.  Her name is Layla Claire Atha weighing in at 4lbs. 12oz and 19in long!  Yeah, she’s really tiny, but she’s perfectly normal…just needs some meat on her bones.   : )

It was a long long labor, which ended in an emergency c section that took 5 minutes.  All in all, everyting is fine now.  They had to admit the baby to the NICU for observtion and to help her gain some weight.  Since she was under 5 pounds, they did this as a precaution.  She isn’t a premie or sick or anything actually “bad”, but they want to make sure that she can be on her own.  She had been in an incubator on oxygen and hooked up to an I.V. for a few days, but was finally taken off of all that and put in a crib by Saturday.  Which is what we wanted!  So yay!

My sister was able to go home on Saturday night as well, but the baby needed to stay in the hospital a few more days.  They’ve given the baby some tests and what not, and so far they’ve all been good.  There is a slight chance that the baby will be able to come home today, but we’re not sure yet.  One nurse says yes, and another says no.  It’s a bit frustrating, and giving us false hopes, but I’m sure it’ll be soon now.  I can’t wait to hold her and see her outside of the hospital!

Anyway, that’s pretty much it.  Now we’re just playing the waiting game.  For now, here’s a picture for your enjoyment!

Layla Claire

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~ by Chile on 9. March. 2009.

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