Wednesday, September 28, 2011

welcome Laura Elizabeth

One week ago today we welcomed our sweet little blessing Laura into the world.It was a crazy day.My mom came over to watch the 5 kiddos so I could run to my doctor appt.I had a feeling that morning that Laura was going to come so I packed my bag and had her stuff ready to go in the crib. Once I got to the doctor my blood pressure was up and the ultrasound showed that my fluid had dropped to 2 cm in all my water pockets.So It was 12:30 and the doctor told me NOT to go anywhere else but straight to the hospital and he'd follow behind. I got there 10 mins later and I had my calls and got ahold of my husband who works in Indiana and take 4 hours to get here. My sister in law Paula was headed out to join me for this day. They blew my first vein trying to get the IV in but the nurse that tried next was able to do it first try on my other arm. I have a nice black arm thanks to that. Doctor came in and wanted to break my water but once he tried Lauras little hand slipped in the way and he said he would wait until her head was down alittle more. I was really nerves about getting epidural so they had the head of that department come in. "Mr.Positive" told me he would be able to knock this out in no time and id feel nothing.Well after he gave some great pain in my spine and alot of grinding( the kind of grinding you hear inside your body and hurts so bad that you would rather have a limb cut off). So I was in great pain and told the guy to stop and id do this birth natural. So he stopped and now not only am I feeling my contractions but I have a horrible pain in my back where he tried to give me a an epidural.The contractions were pretty much ones I could breathe through and was ok.The doctor came in at 5:30 and broke my water.He was worried that since I didnt have much water that Lauras heart rate my go down with contractions.But thankfully they didnt.As soon as they picked up the mess and put the intrenal monitors on Laura Jeff walked in. He was my rock and I was so glad to see him.At this time I was feeling contractions and had my eyes closed the rest of the time I was in labor. I looked every once in awhile to talk for a moment or to check Jeff and Paula to make sure they were still in up right postion. I was only a 4 at the time they broke my water and checked me again at some time after 7 and I was still a 4. At 8 I felt the need to push and my body was really pushing on its own. I had Jeff call the nurses in and check and I was an 8. She left the room and got called right back in only to see I was pushing and ready. She checked and I was complete. They set up the table and got ready, I still didnt have my eyes open as I was in the zone and breathing through the contractions and trying my hardest not to push until they were ready. I pushed and pushed like mad. I did 10 sets of 3 before Laura was born. She was sunny side up which made it that much more of a work out to get her here. She was beautiful!! Full head of jet black hair and the worlds biggest dimples! My sister in law Paula cut the cord and my baby was ran over to the warmer. I has laying there yes with my eyes still closed. I had ripped inside out and in alot of pain. I didnt rip or need on stitch with the last 3 kiddos but man this one was horrible. I have so many stitches laughing hurts. The doctor got me all cleaned up and I was able to hold my beautiful baby and look at my husband who was amazing. Seeing his face light up when I was holding her was something from heaven. we know how blessed we are and so thankful we have her here in our family. My mom brought up the other kids to meet their new sister. It was late and the littles were alittle out f it and ready to go back home. Cody and Hannah were smiling so big and happy to see us ok. Jeff took the kids back home because it was late and my mom and Paula stayed awhile. Paula bless her heart left for the night after she held laura for awhile. I thought for sure I had scared her with the natural delivery but I didnt ;) My mom stayed the night with me at the hospital and it was nice to talk all night and have her there to be with me. I usually dont have anyone stay with me but im so glad I had here stay. There were 12 other labor and delivery's that night. My friend from our homeschool group was being induced the next morning. she welcomed her baby girl that afternoon.I was released at 9:30 pm on Thursday.They made us stay a full 24 hours before we could leave.we didn't get home until close to 11pm. I was so glad when I made it home. Cody and my mom had the house spotless. Our first few days were pure craziness! Kids everywhere and I was in pain. Not down there pain but back pain. Laura nurses like a pro and we are just in awww of her. Jeff went back to work Monday night. Im here doing on my own and we are doing good. Im tired but good. My kids are realizing MOM is back and in charge and they aren't liking that much ;) School is back on and routine is slowing flowing. I took all 6 kids out for the first time yesterday and it was pretty good. The need for a 12 pass van is a must! The good suburban is awesome but we are loaded and full in it. Well I just wanted to update before I forgot about the details.Not much time to do anything. Im busy and loven every minute of it. we are truly blessed and amazed how God planned this out of us. Praise Him for the wonderful birth and beautiful baby girl we now get to spoil!

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