April 28, 2010
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