Tuesday, March 16, 2010

she's here!

Meet Zoe Elizabeth... Born at 1:12 p.m. this afternoon, weighing 5lb 13oz and measuring 17 1/4" long. Sorry for the delay in posting. We were late getting into the OR and then ended up being in recovery for several hours waiting on my room to be cleaned. But, I digress... :)

Immediately after delivery Zoe was assessed by the NICU team and was doing great, despite a few noises she was making when breathing. She came into recovery with us and was then taken to the nursery to get cleaned up and allow her to "transition". The glucose test revealed she had a low blood sugar so she was given a bit of formula and retested. Her levels came up but then went back down fairly quickly so she was wheeled into recovery to see us before heading to the NICU for a glucose IV. Once in the NICU it was noted her O2 saturation was great, but her breathing was a bit fast. They told us this was probably due to her method of delivery. Cody has been to see her several times today and as of late this afternoon her breathing is normal and her blood sugar is responding to their "treatment".

Even though I've gotten a fair amount of time with her today I am anxious for tomorrow morning when I will be able to get out of bed and go see her. So far I am feeling great. Much different from my last delivery. My legs are no longer numb and my incision is a bit tender but I haven't had much discomfort so far. We want to thank you all for your continued support and prayers. We will definitely keep updates posted as we find out more about Zoe tomorrow.


mere417 said...

Candice, Cody & Rhys,
Congrats on such a BEAUTIFUL little girl! How amazing is she? And you too Candice! YOU DID IT! LOVE the name too :P She is beautiful and glad to hear all is well.
Lots of love, hugs & kisses,

KCWoodhead said...

How exciting! She's absolutely beautiful!!!! My, how God answers prayers in the loudest way he can at times!

Chris and Machel said...

Congrats to you all...especially you Candice, for such a successful pregnancy!!! Zoe is gorgeous. We will continue to pray for little sister and that her NICU stay is very short lived. Hope you get some good rest. Love and hugs!!!

God Bless,
Chris, Machel & Bella

Anonymous said...

Zoe is beautiful and look at all that hair! I'm so happy for your family. Can't wait to meet the new addition.


krystina Dudley said...

So SO SO happy for the new addition to the Outlaw family!! ;0) She is already a beautiful little girl (with gorgeous hair I might add). Im so excited for ya'll to get to experience what joy a little boy AND little girl can bring to your life!

Jill (& Bob) said...

Congrats on Zoe's arrival! She's beautiful!

B and E's Mommy said...

What an amazing blessing!!!! I am thrilled for all of you, but especially for you Candice. Now you can breathe a little easier and enjoy your beautiful family. Ellie is very excited to meet Ms. Candy's new baby and to introduce her new baby to Zoe and Rhys...in at least 10 more weeks! Love to all of you!

Mountain Girl said...

She is adorable! I'm glad she is here safe and sound. What does Rhys think about her?