First picture of her right after she came out!
I was supposed to be induced Wednesday morning at 7, but they called at about 630 and said I would have to wait until 10. I was kind of bummed, but just had more time to get ready and relax that morning. I went in at 10, and got all hooked up to the pitocin by 11...and then we just waited for the contractions to start. They turn the drip up slowly, so it takes a while. I had lunch at about 12:30 not really feeling much. They said if it didn't work I would have to go home and try again tomorrow. So, at about 2:30 I actually felt a contraction. I started having back cramps and I said, I want an epidural..haha. With Colton, I went really fast, so I didn't want to miss out on my chance. I wasn't having hard contractions, but I knew when they hit, they wouldn't stop. At 345 they gave me the epidural and checked me and I was dilated to a 4 (I had been a 3 for 3 weeks) The next couple of hours were great, I was having contractions every minute that would last a minute, but didn't feel a thing. We watched basketball and joked with the nurses and Matt had a big old dinner served to him. At 6 my doctor came in and checked me, I was dilated to a 6, so she broke my water. At 645 I was nervous Colton and my mom weren't going to be able to come see the baby because Matt had to go pick them up and if she didn't come until late, it would be too late. So, I had Matt leave to go get them. Well, about 5 minutes after he left I started to feel pressure, A TON. So, I had the nurse come in to check me, and I was at a 9 1/2. I panacked, called Matt at 655 and said, come back! He had just gotten home, so jumped in the car to come back. He got there a little after 7 and I started pushing at 7:10 and had her at 7:20! I literally pushed 3 times! However, I had to have an episiotomy and wripped as well--definitely feeling it still after 4 days-wow! Anyway, she was born 9 pounds and 21 1/2 inches long--90 % for both! She has very long skinny toes and fingers, and the nurses kept going on about how much hair she has! I stayed at the hospital just that night and we came home the next night!
Colton has been pretty cute with her. Well, he doesn't really show a lot of interest, but he gets very concerned if she cries. Yesterday, she was laying on the floor getting her diaper changed and started to cry. He ran over and grabbed her binky and blanket, and put her binky in her mouth. It melted my heart! Also, last night after we put him to bed I gave her a bath. It had been probably 45 minutes since he went to bed and she was crying in the bath. All of the sudden we here him, "Uh-oh, Baby!" Matt went in there to tell him she was ok, and he kept saying, uh-oh, wa-wa, baby! Hilarious, he couldn't fall asleep until he knew she was ok. He also always runs to peek in her bassinet to see her. He loves to look, but not quite sure about touching her which is just fine for now!
This is definitely turning into a novel, but if I don't write it all here, I won't write it down anywhere, or remember all of it!
Anyway, it has been a really special 4 days for us. I can't believe I have 2 kids and that we are a family of 4. Before I went into the hospital the night before I had a little break down about leaving Colton and being sad if he wondered where his parents were. I felt like I couldn't have another baby because of the love that I feel for Colton, nothing could match that. It is so amazing to me how we can continue to love more and more, and how I already love both of them equally and would do anything for them. I am so so thankful that I am blessed to raise two of God's children. I couldn't be happier!