Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Welcome Little One!

Savannah Grace
Born January 16 at 12:26 am
7lbs. 10oz. and 21 inches

It's been 2 days since I last posted- did you think I'd forgotten to post the details? ;)

For those that are interested... the cliff notes labor story. If your not into reading labor details, skip down to the few photos at the end.

Friday 5:45 am - I woke up to a small, subtle contraction.

5:53am - another contraction

6:11am - another contraction. At this point I'm thinking there is definately something going on here - I hadn't felt any kind of contraction during the entire pregnancy until that morning and right off they become pretty regular. I jump in the shower because I know it could be my last chance before contractions get stronger.

Around 7am - My little leaky, polite, H20 rupture begins that I don't even realize it (because I envisioned to be soaked when that happened, which is not the way it was at all.) At this point I wake Brant up to let him know that I don't think that he'll be going on his trip to Salt Lake in a few days because there is definately something going on different here.

By 9am - Contractions are now anywhere from 3-5 minutes apart, but still bearable. Our plan is to labor for as long as I can at home before calling the doctor. And since I still hadn't really realized that my H20 had already popped, Brant encourages me to get some more sleep because I'll really be needing to save all my energy.

Around 10:30am - I wake up for good because the contractions are getting stronger and waking me up every few minutes.

By noon - I'm pretty confident that I've gone as long as I can at home and call the doctor. They ask me to come in at 1pm. In the meantime we (ok, really is was just Brant) is packing, getting the carseat in the car, and finishing last minute things.

1:24pm - we arrive at the doctors office. As we walk back to the examining room, the Medical Assistant takes one look at me and says "Oh, no- your not in labor. You'd be acting a lot different"

1:35pm ish - the doctor walks in and after a quick check informs me that I'm dilated to between a 6 or 7 and that indeed my H20 has ruptured - she can see the baby's head and the hair on her head! She's surprised that I could wait for this long before comming in. We get sent over to Labor & Delivery, but not before I'm told that this baby is comming - fast - and that there may not be enough time for an epidural.

By 2pm - we're checked into a room and the nurse is working with me on breathing through contractions and that we'll have this baby in 30 minutes at this rate!

Long story short... it was not 30 minutes later when she was born. It was almost 10.5 more hours! The combination of trying to turn a sunny side up baby and getting through my apparently small child bearing hips was no easy task.

Anyways, there's some gaps with these times, but that's pretty much how it went. At 12:26am our sweet baby Savannah came into the world!

Looking just a little tired and puffy faced after more than 5 hours of pushing and 18.5 hours of total labor for our first family photo op (don't worry - I had an hour break in there when the doctor had to run do a c-section on another patient).

The sum up - Since I had a pretty easy pregnancy, I knew I'd probably be in for a long labor. Even though things slowed down dramatically once at the hospital, it still felt like it went by really fast. We had a terrific doctor, a fabulous nurse, a really good hospital experience, and now a beautiful baby girl.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Sneak Peek of Our Weekend

The early (healthy) arrival of our baby girl just after midnight on Friday (or very early Sat morning to be correct)!
More comming soon!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Too Good to Be True

Remember this sweet free snuggie offer?

Don't hold your breath because it's not comming.

Read here.

Sorry folks. Good grief.