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!). 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...



  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 :)

  2. Congratulations, welcome to the world Emmy!

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

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

  5. Congratulations! And Merry Christmas! =)

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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!

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


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