Thursday, November 22, 2012

She is Here!!!

37 weeks 4 days
We are University of Alabama fans. Living in the south football is part of life. I jokingly put as my status on facebook that the game they played (which they lost) against Texas A&M would send me into labor. I was nervous about the game and paced most of the second half. I had been having some pelvic bone pain, back pain, and contractions for a few days, so I knew I was getting close. I had just hit 38 weeks and both of my other babies were born at 38 weeks 2 days and 38 weeks 3 days, so I thought she might come soon (but I knew every baby was different). I was at my in-laws house and my mother-in-law tried to convince me to stay with her, but I assured her when I got home and went to sleep they would stop (the contractions were coming 5 minutes apart). I went home showered the kids, put them to bed, and went to bed.

At 11:30pm my contractions woke me up. They were coming 3 minutes apart and were strong and hard. I called my husband who was about to get off work, my in-laws to come help with the kids, and of course the doctor. My father-in-law stayed with the children while my mother-in-law drove me to the hospital, where I met my husband. Labor and Delivery checked my progress, 2.5 cm dilated and 50% effaced (progress from the day before where i was thick and 1.5 cm), so they hooked me up to the machines and waited. About 3 or 4 minutes after the nurse left room my water broke.

They quickly prepped me for surgery. Once the doctor opened me up he said she kept sticking her arm out. On November 11 at 2:37am, Catherine Belle came into the world, screaming. She was our smallest baby yet, 6 pounds and 18 3/4 inches.

Her siblings are in love! Her sister will not leave her alone, and her brother loves to help and talk to her. We are all smitten!



Me and my girls
As for me, I am healing. I get frustrated that I cannot get up and do more things, but my sweet husband is off for three whole weeks. My step-mom is also going to come help me when he goes back to work. I am currently just resting and feeding Cathy Belle. She is so sweet!

7 comments:

  1. this is such a wonderful birth story, You look so radiant...! Congrats to you all and blessings from Nicole at Seven Flowers!

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  2. Congratulations!!!!! She's beautiful!

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  3. Congratulations! She looks just like you!

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    1. Thank you! I hope she looks like me as she gets older, my other two look like their daddy and I would like a little credit ;)

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  4. I saw that you commented on The Marathon Mom's post that you just had baby #3 in 3 1/2 years. I had baby number 3 in 3 1/2 years in September. My son is 3 1/2 and my girls are 12 months & 8 days apart. It's crazy, but it is nice to know we aren't alone!! :)

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