Monday, June 1, 2009

Introducing......


Wren Alea
7 pounds, 9 ounces 19&1/2 inches































so after all that whining and complaining on thursday, i ended up going into labor that night :)

and i kept it under 12 hours. started at 10:00pm on thursday, and she was born at
9:39am on friday morning. met my goal by 21 minutes :)

i let dave sleep a couple of hours before i told him i was in labor, then around 1:30 we called dave's sister maria. she had offered to come stay with our kids when the baby came- thanks again, maria!
and we called my mom who came to be with me. i felt like things were moving pretty quickly and by 3:30 the contractions were pretty intense and about 3-4 minutes apart so we headed to the hospital. where they told me i was a 3. and i was very discouraged but not suprised.

about 6 hours and 3 doses of morphine later i was a 6.
my midwife had headed back to the office to get a few things done, so it was a nurse who checked me to tell me i was a 6. right after she did that, i felt some really intense, terrible pain and kind of felt like i needed to push. and the nurse told me that no, it wasn't time for that yet. but by the next contraction i was pushing and the nurse checked me again- even though i very kindly and politely asked her not to- and i was a 10. so then the nurse tells me that my midwife is still at the office so i can't push yet. just breathe through the contractions.
sure, lady, no problem.
i didn't care at all about my midwife at that point.
about 2 minutes later i told her the baby was coming- she kept telling i couldn't have the baby yet (dave says she said all this very nicely, but that's not the way i remember it at all) but then she finally took me seriously when she looked under the sheet and saw the baby's head.
they called in a doctor and he was getting ready to deliver the baby when my midwife breezed in just in time to catch her. she said she made it to the hospital in 4 minutes.

so that's that. it's over, and i am so thrilled to be done with pregnancy and labor, and to be holding baby wren.

we are so in love. she is so good and so beautiful. i think she looks a lot like shaeya.

we got home yesterday afternoon. i thoroughly enjoyed my 2 peaceful days in the hospital with dave and the baby, but i missed my kids a lot. it's good to be home.




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*AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHAEYA!!!!

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Sounds like you had a "great" labor experience! We had a similar story with Jackson, he was born 9:19 pm on Wednesday. I was taking forever to dialate, then all of a sudden we went from 6 cm to baby being here in under 2 hours. Why does it have to take SO LONG to get to a 6???!

    Congratulaions again. She is a beautiful addition to your family!

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  2. she is so adorable! right when i saw her pics, i thought she looked like shaeya. cant wait to meet her!

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  3. Congratulations Michelle and Dave, She is BEAUTIFUL! Hope she likes the ponies. Aunt Judy

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  4. So Very Cute!! Love the pictures and I'm glad all went well!!

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  5. CONGRATS!!! SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE HER NAME!!! CONGRATS!!!

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