Now she seems to enjoy bath time. Or at least she's not crying while I'm washing her so that's good!
Today we celebrate our 6 year wedding anniversary. 6 years!
I can't believe how fast time has passed!
In 6 years of marriage we:
Became a family of 5
Went on 4 major vacations
Had 3 children
Built 2 homes
And bought 1 new car
6 years ago, I never could have imagined just how full my life would be, but now here we are and I must say, I am pretty damn happy with my life...with our life.
Here are her stats:
weight: 7 lbs 4 ounces (20%)
length: 19 inches (8%)
At birth she was 7 lbs 10 ounces and 19.75 inches (I don't think the pediatricians are ever accurate at the length measurement because I do not believe my child actually shrunk! :oP) so she is not quite back up to birth weight. They usually like to see them get back to their birth weight by two weeks and since she didn't, I have to take her in for a weight check next week. Otherwise the doctor said she looked good. :o)
She is awesome in the sleep department. That is all she ever really does. She gives me good 4-5 hour stretches at night which is AWESOME! Hopefully it continues.
She still fits comfortably into newborn clothes so I see her wearing those for at least another couple weeks.
She is just such a joy in our lives and we couldn't love her any more. :o)
I love that he is paying attention to his little sister. Hannah wanted nothing to do with her brother when he was born. I thought he would be the same since he is close to the age Hannah was when he was born but I have been pleasantly surprised. :o)
She did rather well considering this was the first time she has actually played. She's just not too sure about taking the ball from the other players. She really just ran around behind everyone else. :oP But thats okay. She will learn in time and get better. The most important thing is that she had fun...and I think the thumbs up she kept on giving to us during the game proves that she had tons of fun! :o)
It was just really fun to watch her play. :o)
Since her first game, she has had two more games and she has improved significantly. She is actually going in after the ball and actually kicking it. I am very proud of her!
We ordered her soccer pictures this past weekend and this momma definitely order a button. I am one proud soccer mom! :o)
I left my appointment fully thinking that this baby's birthday would be the 18th!
On the way home I noticed some cramping. Not really thinking too much of it because my doc did just check me.
An hour later, still cramping.
Two hours later, still cramping and coming about every 5 minutes.
I started to get really nervous.
I decided to write and post Hannah's first day of school, all while having what I now know were contractions. I then decide to finish packing up our hospital bags--just incase, as well as the kiddos bag to take to their grandparents.
We're now about 3.5 hours into cramping and contractions and I call Nick to tell him to not work out after work, because I think we might be heading to the hospital. After having Colson in 3.5 hours, I didn't want to wait too long before heading to the hospital.
Nick gets home and I am still having contractions so I told him we should head to the hospital. By this time it was about 5:30.
In the back of my mind, I totally though I would get to the hospital and they would laugh at me and send me home. But they hooked me up to the monitors and sure enough, I was having contractions pretty regularly. But since I was still rather early and the contractions were not painful, they didn't do much but keep an eye on my contractions. By late that evening I was officially checked into the hospital but the nurses still weren't sure if I would end up with a baby or if I would be sent home. The plan was to labor through the night and wait for my doctor to come in the next morning.
So we hung out in the hospital that night. The contractions did start to get more painful and I had progressed slightly to 4.5-5cm but the contractions were becoming less frequent and more sporadic. I decided to get some pain meds in hopes of them allowing me to get some rest, but no luck. I was up all night.
My doctor came in the next morning around 7:30 and he checks me--5cm. He explains that technically I am early and the baby would be premature--by 1 day--because 37 weeks is considered full term. He said I can either lay in the bed for another day or 2 and let things progress how they may, or he could just break my bag of water and I could deliver before lunch. He said that some early babies might have some trouble breathing and eating but that since I was so close to the official 'full term', he would feel fine with getting my labor going.
So I took the breaking my water option. This happened about 8:00 and since I was already 5 he said I could get the epidural as well. By 9:00 I was comfortable and happy.
I was checked again, I believe sometime around 10-10:30 maybe but hadn't really progressed, so they started pitocin.
After spending a couple hours flipping from side to side and getting a bit of sleep, I was checked again and I was 9cm. It was now around 12:00 and my doctor was on his way!
I also want to state that this was the first time we had family in the delivery room with us (our moms and sisters) so it was extra special to share this with them! Plus, we got some photos that we wouldn't have gotten otherwise. :o)
Now, I will warn you that I am going to post some photos during Hailey's birth. There are no 'gross' photos, but I did convert them to black and white for you to hide anything that could be considered gross.
Okay, on to the photos!
Getting all set to go! (Take note of the time-- 12:26!)
Since she was slightly early, she was breathing pretty fast after delivery. They had an NICU nurse come look at her but after about 10 minutes, she was given a clean bill of health!
I still can't believe we have another daughter! Our hearts overflow with love!
Our family is now complete! :o)
As you all know, I was set to be induced this Wednesday the 18th. We obviously did not make it that far. Little Miss had some plans of her own! :o)
Tomorrow, my birth story!
Hannah had been hesitant about going to school. When we would mention it she would sometimes burst into tears crying she didn't want to go to school. And of course, it broke my heart.
But ever since her orientation last week, she was excited to go... which was a relief to this momma, and made it slightly easier 'letting her go'.
We are still working on our morning routine. It will only be made more difficult once the baby arrives, but we'll get it down! Mom will get it down! :oP
They are very efficient with drop-offs at school. You come in, hang up your tote, wash your hands and head upstairs. They tell the parents to not linger and to just say goodbye, give hugs and leave. Hannah had no problem at all with any of this. She hung her tote right up on her special hook and washed her hands. She had to pick out a card that had her name on it and then her teachers said she could head upstairs. No sooner were the words out of their mouths, she was already two steps up. I had to chase my daughter to get a hug goodbye...she was that excited to be there.