Thursday, August 9, 2007

Our Little Girl Has Arrived!

Sorry I've taken so long to post this. We've been a little busy.

Here's our story:

On Monday (08/06) we ended up going to the hospital a little before noon. It turns out that I had progressed pretty well while hanging out at home, I was already 100% effaced and 5.5-6 cm dilated! Labor and delivery was super busy that day so I got to spend the first couple of hours laboring on a gurney in pre-op, but eventually I was moved to a big, comfy labor and delivery room.

I was so terrified to get an epidural that I waited until I was 7.5 cm and in tears during each contraction. Getting the epidural was extremely painful, but well worth it. I could see on the monitor that I was having contractions and I couldn't feel a thing, so we just hung out and waited.

At around 7:30 I was fully dilated and got the go ahead to start pushing which proved to be a bit difficult as I was still numb. After two hours the nurse said that they wanted to turn down the epidural so that I could have more productive pushes. It turns out that wasn't neccessary because at that point I started vomiting so furiously that I pushed the baby down. A few more pushes later and out she came at 9:31 pm.

8 pounds 6 ounces, 20 inches long, and insanely beautiful. She is perfect and we are completely in love.


jessamynit said...

wow! I have trouble picturing you all pushing and barfing and labor-y, not just because, well, gross, but also cause you're so chill. the idea of jessie sitting there chillin while the contractions are going make much more sense...
I bet that you and ian are just sitting around staring at her... and laughing at how ridiculously cute and perfect she is! congratulations!

Lauren said...

thanks for the play by play- i can't believe that was a week ago! and now you have a little baby girl to play with and stay up all night with. post some pictures soon!!

ps- i was going to asked what "effaced" means but i decided i don't want to know.

justducky said...

Little Lennon
you are here and is everyone sleeping?!
love, love, love