Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Introducing Miss Hadley Jean

Its official, she is a big girl!

Due to some training Jess has to go to tomorrow, I had to be induced last week and we could not wait to see when I would go into labor. I called last week to schedule the induction and the only day my doc had open was Friday which happened to be Ellie's 2nd birthday. Since I really did not have a choice i went with it hoping I would go on my own. No such luck. Here is a picture of me before we left for the hospital Friday morning. Yes I know I resembled a whale. I was enormous!

At 8:40am my doctor came in and broke my water. They had been monitoring me since I came in and I was having regular 3-5 min apart contractions before they did anything so the doctor is pretty sure I would have had her that day The contractions took over right away and no more intervention was needed. At about 1:15pm I got my epidural and was 5-6 cm dialated. I was still feeling a lot of pain but just the edge was gone but at about 2:15 she checked me again because the monitor was showing I was close. I was a nine and she said if I felt pressure to call her back. At 2:20 I was feeling like it was time and I was fully dialated. 24 minutes of pushing and out came Miss Hadley Jean. Although I felt almost everything it was wonderful! It was so much faster than the 2 1/2 hours of pushing with Ellie.

Hadley weighed in at a shocking 8lbs 14oz and was 22 in long. She was 1 1/2 lb and 1 1/2 in bigger than Ellie was! ellie was nervous being in the hospital and seeing her for the first time but she warmed up and loves her so much. She wants to hold her and hugs and kisses her all the time. We are all so in love. She is a great baby and sleeps so well. She has been waking only twice a night and nurses like a pro!

Monday, July 13, 2009

still pregnant!

I am still pregnant. Today I am 39 weeks 1 day. I never rmade it this far with Ellie. I am dialtaed to 3 and 75% effaced as of Friday and I am starting to feel as this baby will never come.

I spent 12 am til 3 am the other night with contractions 10 min apart and then bam they stopped. Not funny! I live with the knowledge that my doc said she would induce me on the 21 if there is no baby by then. I will add a pic when I look good enough to take one. It is hard to get ready every day now :)