I know I'm a little late blogging, but our precious baby girl is here. She arrived at 3:04 Sunday morning. She was 6 pounds 6 ounces and 18 1/2 inches long and Perfect!!!
I'll attempt to remember all the details of my labor...it's a long story:
Saturday I woke up at 3:20 am having contractions. They were pretty strong and about 5 minutes apart. I waited about an hour before I woke up Jonathon (I wanted to make sure that it was for real). He jumped up and we started getting things together. We already had the hospital bag packed but we grabbed a bunch more things that we might need. We got to the hospital at about 5:00 am and I was 2 centimeters dilated. They wanted to keep me and watch me for a while to see how I was progressing. A few hours later, I was still at 2 centimeters so they told me I could go home.
I left the hospital at 9:00 am and ran home to change. I had a baby shower at 10:00 that morning. So I went to the shower (I was only about 10 minutes late) and had contractions throughout the shower. My mom and sister came up from Alexandria for the shower..which was nice. I needed my mommy! After the shower, I was still feeling contractions but they weren't as often. We ate lunch at El Jarrito and went shopping around town just to keep moving. We went to my house and decided to put the final touches on the nursery. So my mom washed, sorted, opened all the baby stuff while I sat in the chair still having contractions. She made a Walmart run to get stuff that I didn't know I needed. She's the best! Meanwhile, Jonathon is kinda going crazy doing stuff around the house to keep himself busy. We knew that baby was coming soon.
My contractions were getting stronger and closer together so we decided to go back to the hospital. So me, Jonathon, Cayce (jonathon's brother), Kayli (my lil sister), and my parents headed to the hospital. We got there about 8:45 pm. The checked me and I was 3 cm dilated.
I sat in the hospital room for about an hour. They checked me again and I was about 4 cm dilated. I felt my water breaking so we called the nurse. They decided to move me into a delivery room bc baby was for sure coming soon. They moved me into the room and I started having KILLER contractions!!! And about an hour later, they came in to check me again and I was 7 cm dilated. So they called in the epidural man bc it would take him about 45 minutes to get there. So I layed in bed and soldiered through the contractions. Then my hero came in the room and gave me the epidural. He actually couldn't get the catheter in my back, so he called in his buddy doctor who got the job done. I was feeling good after that. About 30 minutes later, doctor came in and told me I was fully dilated and it was time to start pushing. Got the drugs just in time!!!
I started pushing at about 2:10 am. My doctor was out of town that weekend so the on-call doctor delivered me. He was really great!!! I only pushed 5 or 6 times and she came out screaming with her fists clinched. She was beautiful! She came at 3:04 Sunday morning. My parents and Cayce and Kayli came in to see her and hold her for a lil bit and they went home and crashed. Jonathon and I actually got about 3 good hours of sleep after that. I woke up feeling good. My back was a bit sore from all the shots but other than that I felt good. I guess I got lucky. I jumped up at 9:00 and took a shower and started texting everybody.
Now we're just adjusting to life with a newborn. I didn't know that my hormones would be crazy and I would cry all the time. I think I cried for an hour when my mommy left me...she had to get back to work. And I just randomly bust out into tears. But we're getting a little bit of sleep at night. Molly's such a good baby. We've had a lil trouble breast feeding but she's gotten the hang of it now.
That's all I've got for now.