Saturday, December 6, 2008

Some labor and the 1st Week at Home

Lucy is doing great! She is sleeping so I thought I'd seize the opportunity to blog about how labor and the hospital was and how she's doing. It's a long one so buckle up :) Thanksgiving came and we were able to enjoy it. Brady's family came and they have a long standing tradition of going shopping on black Friday. Naturally, I wanted to go, 9 monthes 2 days pregnant and everything. I had been feeling great and so I decided to go. We left around midnight and went to South Towne Mall then Target, Kohls and WalMart. I wasn't in pain or anything at all the whole time. I finally get home and roll into bad at about 9:00am. 11:00 I get up because I feel like I have to go to the bathroom and sure enough on my way to the bathroom my water breaks. Long story short, and a few calls later we are being admitted to the hospital and it's about 12:30. I only started to feel real contractions after my water had broken and we were on our way to the hospital. They were not very regular so they started me on petocin and I began enjoying contractions. After I felt like I had suficiantly experienced all contractions had to offer I admitted that I was ready for my epidural. Too bad, there was a C section going on so I had to wait another half hour before I was able to get it. I was really nervous about it but now I will admit it is about the greatest thing ever. That was at about 5:00. They checked me then and I was only a 2. We were expecting to have her sometime in the middle of the night. We were proven wrong. When they checked me at 7:30 I had dialated to a 7 and by 8:00 I was fully dialated and they wanted me to rest and descend for an hour. 9:00 comes and I start pushing with the nurse. She says we will probably push for a half hour before she calls my doc to come in. Luckily, 10 minutes later she is on the phone with the doc and he is on his way. Waiting, waiting, waiting. He gets there and after only a few more pushes and some major encouragement by Brady (who was incredible during the whole thing) she arrived at 9:55. Woah, it was pretty quick. She was healthy and no major problems. What a blessing and a miracle. The rest of the time in the hospital as great and we came home Sunday night. Her first week home has been a lot of adjusting but in a good way. She is sleeping and nursing really well and with the help of my Mom even the nights haven't been too too bad :) Brady can't get enough of his new little girl. She doesn't do too much yet but we still can't resist taking so many pictures of her. Here are a few. Enjoy!








15 comments:

Linzy said...

Oh she is so cute! I love that she has cheeks already! I still want to come meet her and hold her, its just been one of those weeks! Glad you are all doing well!

Sue said...

She is a doll! Congrats! I'm glad labor wasn't too bad and that everything worked out well. We're excited for you guys!

Paul*Cat*Hallie said...

Oh my she is ADORABLE!!!!! I love her blonde hair and her sweet little face those cheeks are so yummy!!! You guys made a freakin'
gorgeous baby. And you look fantastic. Hope you are getting some sleep...I know it's pretty impossible. Happy late birthday! I'm going to call and see when we can bring dinner.

tracylayne said...

Finally pictures! Oh I love that little brat! I am glad the first week went well. I am ready for another visit.... please :)

Chris and Tara said...

I love love LOVE her pink thermals. Those are almost as cute as her.

Walkers said...

Gretchen!
She is so adorable!!
She has lots of hair too.. love it!
I hope you are feeling well, and adjusting alright! She is way cute! I'm so happy for you guys!! Congrats, again!

Stephenson and Katie said...

AHH she's so precious, and of course you look amazing!

Ariel said...

I'm glad you're all healthy & happy! What a cutie!

Gina said...

Hiddy ho neighbor...Lucy is looking just as cute as we remembered her. Good job mom. :)

Tiff, Ry, and Jayden said...

Im so glad you posted pictures. I was so mad I was sick when you had her. But I cant wait to meet her. I hope you guys are doing well! She is beautiful!!!

robyn said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! I have been waiting on pins and needles for pictures and they were worth the wait. Congratulations on such a beautiful little lady.

Sami said...

Look at all of her hair? She is so precious, Gretchen. I'm so happy for you. And I'm so glad that your labor and everything went so well! And you even got to go shopping before!

k8e said...

What a little cutie pie head! She is so cute! Love the hair and the cheeks! Congrats

Michelle said...

What a cutie! I love the thermal jammies. I think she kind of looks like Brady (like I know...). Glad to hear you are doing so well :)

lish and toby said...

I love the story of shopping, napping, up and baby all in the same day! How exciting! Miss Lucy is so adorable! Love the flowy blonde hair, that is something I don't see too often. Congrats to the new family of three.


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