Sunday, November 13, 2011

Evie Joy is Here!

This is Evelyn Joy. She was born on 11.11.11. She was 7lbs 10oz, and 19" long. She sure is cute. She sure is sweet. She sure is one little stinker already! :)

Let me preface this by explaining that I have had two great pregnancies, and my body handles labor and delivery like a champ. Evie's labor story threw me for a loop, but has been a great reminder that I am so not in control and can't always plan so perfectly.

On Friday morning about 1:45am Belle woke up wanting more milk. I got up, but couldn't fall back asleep because I wasn't feeling well. I had gone to the bathroom multiple times and around 3:00 I felt a "pop" that was all to familiar to when my water broke with Belle. The contractions began and Paul and I were ready to roll!

By the time we reached the hospital I was already dilated to a 6 and soon had that lovely epidural. My right side was dead weight, but my left side kept giving me trouble. The nurse said it may have been Evie's position....little did we know. By 6:30 I was fully dilated and ready to go once she dropped a bit more. Dr. Wallace arrived and decided to check me. This took him a little too long and I knew something wasn't right. I was not wanting him look at me and say "she's breech." Boo. Major disappointment. Everything had been such smooth sailing, and I was crushed. I didn't prepare myself for a c-section and it really didn't cross my mind as something that was even feasible after such an easy delivery with Belle.

The tears came, along with the anxiety of being cut open and how recovery would be (I almost passed out this week from the fear of acpuncture!) Thank goodness 3 of the 4 other women in my family have delivered via c-section. I had an army of old pros to cheer me on and reassure me it was going to be just fine. Paul was right by my side and was a huge support!

Once in surgery I heard the doctors laughing when they saw Evie. Her legs were straight up in the air like two little arrows, and then I heard that little first cry of hers and I was dying to see her! They placed her next to me on a snazzy bassinet (Paul said it was major high tech). Her legs were still straight and sticking out! Her hair was lighter than I expected and I was so surprised! For some reason I assumed she would look like Belle. Evie was her own little unique self and I already loved every bit of her :)

Since delivery she has been such a joy already. Motherhood already feels easier this second time around (despite an unplanned surgery). I am finding it comes more naturally and I have much more confidence in what I am doing. Paul said the same thing for him too.

Belle has met her and wasn't so sure of this new little creature, but I think she was also taking in seeing me in a bed with tubes and IVs. I think she will be a great big sister!

Enough chatter....more to come about our new bundle and our family if four. For now, some pictures if our blessing :)


Bright Rose Creations said...

Congratulations! What a great story. Glad you are doing well.

Brandy said...

Congrats on your new little one! What an awesome birthday!!

Bethany said...

Such a sweet little face, congratulations on your sweet addition! You have a beautiful family!

Shorty said...

Congratulations! So glad you both are doing well and you're adjusting so quickly to mommy life with another bundle. Your pictures look great... thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, what a beautiful baby girl!! Time to update your blogs and add "momma of two beautiful girls" !