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!


Sandy said...

Oh, Sam, I am so happy for you hat everything went smoothly. She's a doll!

Texan Devines said...

Hadley is beautiful.....and so are you! Women in their final days of pregnancy never look like whales, they look precious! I love having two girls so close in age. You will too! Wait until they giggle together or you find them sleeping in the same bed together. It's the best. I am so happy for you! Congrats and thanks for sharing the pics. Love you all!

Terry - Pamela - Skylar - Ralph said...

Congrats!! She's precious! Can't wait to see the mountain of pictures!