In the Hospital

posted Jan 19, 2010, 2:58 PM by Mark Roedel   [ updated Jan 19, 2010, 3:21 PM ]
(Reposted by Mark to get around a Google glitch, but this is actually Alison writing...)

Okay, so we've been home for a week, and I'm just now getting around to posting some pictures from our stay in the hospital.  There were sooooooo many pictures to go through, and these are just the ones from my camera.  Daddy has pictures on his camera, we have a disc of pictures from Aunt Charity's camera, and a disc of pictures from Grandma's camera, and I haven't even looked at those yet. is a slide show of just a few select snapshots of Ryland's first days:

I went into the hospital Thursday morning (January 7) for a scheduled c-section (he was breech), and he was born just after noon.  I spent the remainder of the day Thursday on morphine, which took us awhile to discover that it was what was making me so sick.  When I told them to stop giving me morphine, I started to feel a lot better, but had delayed the start of, and lost a day of, recovery.  Thank you to the friends who came to visit, and I'm sorry that I was probably sick when you came by.  Friday was a much better day, but word must have gotten out that I wasn't doing well, because we didn't have as many visitors for the remainder of our stay.  Saturday, Ryland had lost 8% of his birth weight, and they get concerned if a baby loses 10%, so before that happened, they started supplementing his feeding.  By Saturday night, though, my milk had started to come in, and I was told that I could back off supplementing as much.  We came home Sunday morning.

Next post I'll tell a little about our first week home and share more pictures.