Sunday, October 10, 2010

A New Bundle of Joy!

Our sweet baby girl has finally arrived! In fact she arrived just a few hours after my last blog post found here! Lillian Rose was born at 1:46 in the morning and weighed in at 7 pounds and 9 ounces and was 21 inches long! Lillian's birth story starts way back in February when I found out we were expecting. Honestly it was a surprise for me as I couldn't believe I was pregnant! I had taken three different tests and was about to call the EPT company and tell them they were all three defective tests! Well, I finally came to terms with expecting a bundle of joy and then I needed to tell Chad, but I wanted to do it in a special way since all of our other children it was never really a surprise. I had decided to keep it a secret from him (which by the way was super hard for me to do but I managed to keep it from him) until we went out to eat for
Valentines day which we celebrated on Friday the 12th. Of course I had told my sister in-law
that Superbowl Sunday that I was expecting and to my surprise she had told me that she was also expecting! We had to be really quite while discussing everything as nobody in the family knew yet as they had just found out too. Our due dates ended up being a day apart! When Chad and I went out on Friday for Valentines day I had gotten him a soft cream colored blanket and some white organic onesies in a bag! I have a really fuzzy bad picture of him opening his present!
Of course he has a very confused look on his face! He said to me "what is this a shammy?!" Of course I told him he will get to use that in about nine months! Of course he was shocked but after talking about it he was excited! It was definitely a sweet surprise. Fast forward nine months later and we have me not knowing whether or not I was having more braxton hicks or if it was really labor contractions and not knowing if seeing blood was a good thing or not! So I called my sister in-law, who was due at pretty much any moment also, and ask her what I should do. You would think it was my first baby not my fourth! She said to wait until contractions were around 5 min apart before heading out and that everything else was normal. Of course that put me at ease and then I realized that I should really be packing my bags and getting Chad home from working at the new house. Chad arrived home around 11:00pm and took a shower then we headed off to the hospital arriving there around 12:30 am. By that point my contractions were getting much stronger and when we went to check in at the emergency room they went ahead and sent me up to labor and delivery! The nurse had checked me and said that I was already dilated at a 7 and that I was 100% effaced! In other words that baby was moving fast! Of course all I wanted was some pain medicine and the nurse said that since I was so far along I couldn't have ANYTHING! Oh my gosh, I honestly didn't think I was going to make it, seriously how in the world did women it do that so long ago! She called the doctor along with a getting a backup just in case the doctor didn't make it in time! Thankfully, my doctor made it there and broke my water and not to much longer we had a baby girl at 1:46am!To our surprise after Lillian was born my brother in law called to say that they were on there way to the hospital too! My sister in law's water broke! Both cousins were born on Oct. 7th by the same doctor on the same day, just a few hours apart! What are the odds of that happening! Pictured below, I am waiting for Chad to bring me our sweet baby!In all honesty it was the worst pain that I had ever imagined going through but so well worth it. I can also say that having a complete 100% natural birth was a much different experience then being on any pain medication. I also feel much different with recovering from a natural birth than I have with any of my other children. I feel amazingly great for just having a baby a few days ago! (OK sleep deprived, but great other wise!) Pictured below is Daddy and his newest little girl!
Such a baby doll!
This picture was taken the next day with her pretty new hair bow I had gotten her. She looks thrilled doesn't she!
Yep, I would say she was thrilled to have a camera in her face!
Lillian getting ready for her first car ride home! She had her sweet little feet on the move!
"Seriously mom, get the doll her own car seat!"
With being home now Kyle, Lindsey and Jacob absolutely love having a baby sister! They think she is simply adorable and they love to look at her and of course touch her, but only with clean hands! Chad and I think she is pretty amazing too!!! Lisa


Mandy T. said...

Congratulations! She's adorable Lisa!

Lisa said...

Thanks Mandy!!!!