Little Sugarmuffin decided to make an early appearance. We went to the hospital at 5pm on Thursday with contractions and with questions about whether the water had actually broken. It had, and around 7pm, with contractions worsening and coming more frequently, I was given a room. She decided to make the experience a long drawn-out one and was born Friday morning at 11am. She was 49 cm (19.3inches) long and weighed 2.928kg (6.5lbs).
It took a few days to decide on a name, but she is offically Sofie Maja Smith, though we still call her Sugarmuffin. Or Anger Demon, when she gets going. Turns out she inherited Ross's lungs and is not afraid to use them to voice her displeasure as often as possible. Though now as we're into day 4 of her life, she is starting to trust her parents a bit more, and the screaming is coming less and less often.
We're all doing well now and trying to settle into a routine. Ross is home from work for 2 weeks and so at least someone is cooking meals, doing laundry and cleaning the kitchen. No one is sleeping much, but we did have family nap time this afternoon, so I think we will keep that tradition. We tried walking with the stroller today to the recycling center (about a 5 minute walk) and she made it about 1 minute in before wailing uncontrollably, so that milestone will have to come later. She did wear herself out enough that she fell soundly asleep enough to put her down on her own (new milestone in day 4!) and give me time to write on attackpoint :)
She did wonderfully at her first 3-day check-up appointment, sleeping through everything, including the blood tests. Which amazed us, since she is rarely like that at home. At least she knows to behave around other people. Her weight is down almost too much, and she is almost too yellow (jaundice) so we go back again tomorrow for another weigh in and some more blood tests, just to make sure.
Ross is posting pictures on instagram, and if we have a moment we'll put some up on the blog.