Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I was (and still) so mad at myself. On facebook someone suggested we put it in a bag of rice to help suck out any water. Guess what it worked!!!! and here is the video to prove it.
Bonus for you Danny is funny and wonderful :)
Saturday, June 26, 2010
My favorite parts:
Me saying "oh I need to take pictures!" haha
The sound of my camera clicking a zillion times
Mason continually asking for a cupcake
Mason saying the cupcake is black
Mason spinning in circles most of the time!
And of course Lily making a huge mess of the cupcake :)
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I can't believe it has been 1 year since I had Lily and I never wrote down her birth story, so better late than never and before I forget important details.
The contractions were getting serious in the shower so I hurried and got out and ready. We called my doctor who said to come quick because 1. things move faster when your water breaks (for most) 2. things move faster with your second (for most). I called Anjanette and we were out the door by 1:00am.
At the hospital we got checked in and in our room quickly which was nice until the nurse sat and asked a bazillion questions. I am not sure how long it took (at least a 1/2 hour or more), but I finally asked if she could check me because I wanted an epidural! She did and I was at a 5, hooray! I got the an IV and waited, painfully, for the anesthesiologist. I don't remember too many details until finally at 3:00 the anesthesiologist came and I got the needle :) I quickly felt better and was excited that I may get some sleep like I did when I was in labor with Mason. The nurse left and I closed my eyes for 15 or 20 minutes.
I woke up because I started feeling the contractions again! WHAT!?! I used my nurse button and asked if we could boost the epi because I was feeling lots (not all the way I am sure) she told me that she was calling my doctor because she didn't trust me, haha. I kept feeling the contractions, my nurse said it was because I was so progressing fast (side note, she did NOT check me before I got the epidural and I am glad because I think I may have been too far along!)
My OB got to the hospital fast and in 3 contractions Lily Mae Newman was born at 3:52 am! All 9lbs 3.5 oz of her :) In retrospect I am glad the epidural didn't work because I was able to feel through the contractions and after she was here I felt SO GOOD. It was the strangest most wonderful feeling. This feeling made me realize how crappy I had felt the last couple of days. I didn't feel this way after having Mason, and I wonder if that is because of the epidural.
I remember Danny and I thinking there was no way he hair was red, but we were wrong. She also looked so much like Mason that I said, hey I know you :)
It was a wonderful experience and so much smoother than having Mason. I think because I knew what to expect and my body knew what to do. I also felt really great during postpartum (I had more after birth pains with Mason than Lily, weird!) and I didn't really have to use the drugs the OB gave me.
What a wonderful day that I will remember forever! I love you baby girl :)