Did you wonder what that yelling was on Saturday?
Don't worry, It was just Kristi giving birth to
OLIVE KRISTINE RUTLEDGE!
After an easy, yet painful labor, Olive arrived at 4:15 pm on Saturday May 7, 2011. She weighed 7lbs 6oz and was 19 inches long.
Olive's birth was quite dramatic. She was so active while in utero that she tied a true knot in the umbilical cord.
She aspirated meconium and ended up with pneumonia. We had to stay in the hospital for 7 days so she could be treated with antibiotics.
While at the hospital we stayed in the "Turtle" Room. If you ever have to stay in the hospital, I highly recommend the Special Care Nursery at St. Peter Hospital. The nurses there are AMAZING. They were so kind and compassionate and knowledgeable. Seriously, the nurses there are just about the best people on the planet. The level of care we received was absolutely astonishing.
Olive's arrival home was eagerly awaited by Johnny and Maisy. They were both very worried and confused about why she didn't get to come home right away, but they adjusted nicely. Thankfully we have an amazing support system who stepped in to help and we are very grateful.
Olive is doing great and adjusting to life in the Rutledge house. Maisy has decided that SHE is Olive's mother and I am still Maisy's mother. (I guess this makes me Olive's grandmother) Johnny thinks it's funny that she laughs in her sleep.
As you can see, the majority of her weight is in her cheeks!
(The pajamas Olive is wearing were worn home from the hospital by all of the Rutledge babies!)