Saturday, May 1, 2010

IT'S A GIRL!!!!!

After nine long months, I am so happy to announce the arrival of my BABY GIRL, Julia Marie!  She was born April 28th at 4:54pm.

Julia Marie
April 28, 2010
4:54 pm
7 lbs. 14 oz.
20 in. long

So, here is how it went.  Tuesday night Lou and Matt went golfing and I was hanging out at home.  I decided I would take a nap while they were out and then I would make dinner.  Well, I layed down, but I wasn't able to nap because I had a lot of pressure in my back and started having contractions that were feeling different than the Braxton Hicks contractions that I had been getting used to.  So, I got up and started making tacos to try to ignore it.  I didn't want to get my hopes up!  When Lou got home, I told him I thought this was real this time, but I still wasn't too sure myself.  Well, the contractions kept going, but they weren't getting stronger or any closer together, so I figured it was just another false alarm.  I decided around midnight I would just go lay down and try to get some sleep.  I turned on the replay of the Tigers game and tried to go to bed.  By the time the game was done I knew it was real this time.  I was in labor!
We went to the hospital at about 4am.  I was thinking my contractions were about 10 minutes apart, but when I was hooked to the monitors I saw that they were in fact 5 minutes apart, I just didn't realize that I was having back labor too.  So, we were checked in and in a labor room by 6am.  My doctor broke my water around 8am and shortly after I decided to get my epidural.  After a couple hours my labor was not getting stonger, so they decided to give me Pitocin.  I was a bit worried since I know of a few people that had negative results with Pitocin, but it worked for me!  I was completely dialated and ready to push at about 3 pm, and our little girl made her way into the world at 4:54pm.  So, about 12 hours after arriving to the hospital!

We didn't know if we were having a boy or girl.  I thought through the whole pregnancy that I wanted a boy, but when I heard the doctor say "It's a Girl" I was so excited and couldn't imagine it any other way now!

Here are a few of the pictures my Mom took, I didn't really take any pictures in the hospital.  I have taken some since we got home yesterday, so I will upload and share some of those soon.

Julia and Daddy

Julia and Grandpa

Julia and Aunt Kacie

Julia and Aunt Andi

Julia and Aunt Stephanie