Friday, December 19, 2008

She Has Arrived!!!


I see that my last post was Sunday December 7th. I was going a LETTLE nuts that day. Would have been nice to know I was delivering in 2 days. I might have been a tad more relaxed.

So here goes...

Monday the 8th I had an ultrasound which showed our little girl was not growing well at all. She went from the 18% to less than 10% in two weeks...NOT GOOD. So, they decided to induce me.

Then ensued a brouhaha over the state of my IV and the possiblities of any IV access. I am normally a very vascularly blessed person. Phlebotomists LUV me. However. Thanks to the pre-eclampsia my vessels were less than cooperative. Let's just say I'll have the bruises for a few more weeks.

The day proceeded without much fuss and they decided since things weren't moving along they would give me a sleeping pill and start afresh in the morning.

Anyone have Ambien before??? Me either. I'm SOLD. I've doled it out many a time to patients on hospital bedrest but had never tried it myself. No side effects, and NO drowsyness. I was very pleased.

So, Tuesday morning I woke up refreshed, got yet ANOTHER IV (why not, the bruising really should be bilateral, right?) and we got ready for a more eventful day. First off I got a lovely epidural from a stellar anesthesiologist (my OB's wanted to keep my blood pressure down during labor, which meant NO PAIN...um...OK!). I was 4 cm so I had my OB pop my bag, then took a short 20 min rest time and was ready to deliver. Woot woot!

I huffed and puffed until my OB arrived and Emmy was born a short 15 minutes later:



She was whisked away rather quickly for evaluation as she was not tolerating labor all that nicely near the end. She recovered well and weighed in at a whopping 5 lbs 2 oz. I know, HUGE huh? What can I say, I make pipsqueak children.

Mama is relieved her baby girl is OK:



Papa is proud:



And Emmy better get used to being kissed:



Bubbalu is not quite sure why Mama is holding a baby:



But check it out! We now have a daughter:



Merry Christmas to everyone...

A

14 comments :

  1. You are such a cute mama. I love Emmy. She's mine.

    Congratulations to the family! Sorry to hear that Jude's so sick. You're going to have so many cute Jude-holding-Emmy pictures. Ella & Livi love to hug each other all day :)

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  2. Congratulations, welcome to the world Emmy!

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  3. Hey! Praise the Lord everything went well! Congrats!! Daughter are SO much fun.

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  4. Congratulations!!! Love that bitty lime green hat!

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  5. Congratulations! And Merry Christmas! =)

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  6. Congratulations to you all.
    Emmy is a fantastic name...enjoy christmas with your wonderful new arrival!

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  7. Congrautalations! She is beautiful and perfect in every way : ).

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  8. She is so sweet!! Congratulations!! I will be praying for your transition with two little peanuts running around!

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  9. Congratulations Amanda and family! My heart is swelling with love for your new little sweetie!! Emmy! What a beautiful name.

    I'm so, so, so happy for you!!!! She's beautiful.

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  10. Congratulations... I am so happy for you guys!!!! She's so tiny and beautiful!! Merry Christmas!

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  11. YAAAAAAYYY Amanda! You go girl!! Congrats to you, Lance, and little...oops, Big Brother Jude. I'm so happy it all worked out well. I love the name Emmy!! Take care and a big hug to you all!

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  12. Congratulations! Wow, I have missed a lot. How time passed!

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