We got to spend an extra day in the hospital because they weren't able to give me a full dose of penicillin before Scarlett was born. I had tested positive for Strep B with Olivia so the Dr wanted to give me a dose of penicillin this time too just to be safe. Well, Lettie came so fast that they didn't have time to get the dose in. They wanted to keep her an extra 24 hrs just to make sure nothing transferred, so I got to stay an extra day too, which I'm thankful for since I would hate to leave the hospital without my baby!
The nurse told me she scored as high as possible on the apgar, no jaundice, and passed her hearing test with flying colors.
We kept her in the room with us through the night both nights, and I got frustrated with how uncomfortable the bed was. I loved being in the hospital with Olivia, but this time I was very ready to go home. Maybe because I had another child at home that I was missing, and the fact that nobody likes for their precious 3 hour stretch of sleep to be interrupted by dr's, nurses, maintenance people, and food delivery every time! Needless to say, I actually got a lot more rest at home than I did in the hospital (thanks to Debi for taking care of Liv!).
|The sweetest baby|
|Liv wanted to get in the bed and hold Scarlett "jus like mama"|
|blurry but sweet|
|We had her right bootie off because they have to scan her bracelet right before you leave to make sure you have the right baby :) |
even though there were a grand total of 2 babies in that hospital....and the other one was a boy.