Thursday, April 19, 2007


Tessa Betty Bennington

Born 4/18/07 at 4:41 am

7 lbs, 8 oz

21 inches

a head full of dark brown hair :)

Tessa made her debut Wednesday morning after a really good labor that started at about 8am on Tuesday (although I bet my coworkers didn't know that ;) I will post a full 'birth story' sometime very soon but I'll just say it was awesome and the hospital staff here is amazing!

Tessa swallowed some amniotic fluid and meconiam (newborn baby poo she made in utero) on her way out so she had to go to the NICU nursery right away. She was breathing hard and coughing alot yesterday morning but is now doing great. They are still holding her there in the NICU because she is on antibiotics but she is no longer on O2 nor in a warmer. And the best news is that she is nursing very well!! She has been eating every 2.5-3 hrs and so far we are doing well with breastfeeding.

She is a really calm baby so far, only gets upset when the nurses take her blood or poke her too much. It's hard to tell who she looks like right now, except all pink with brown hair :) Our family photographer (my mom) has been capturing some great pics- we'll keep posting them!

Enjoy and stay tuned for more updates!!


Kathy Stokes said...

Congratulations!!! She's beautiful and I love her name. I'm glad to hear she is doing well. Enjoy being new parents.

BrookZ said...

oh congrats to both of you! I can't wait for updates!!!

Indiana Adams said...

Congrats on the new baby girl! Cuuuute! -Dorenda

lelakw0man said...

she is so cute! way to go...and welcome to the club, HAHA!

Anonymous said...

Tessa is adorable--enjoy every moment! ACA Joyce