Friday, July 16, 2010

Siblings

Ella's 2 week apt.

Ella's 2 week apt. stats: 8lb 4 oz, 46th percential for weight, 20 1/4 inches, 65th percential for length, 13.8 inches head, and 26th percential for head cercum. She's just a tiny thing♥

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ella has arrived

Our beautiful and perfect baby girl arrived June 28, 2010 at 4:30 a.m. weighing 7lb 7oz and 20 inches long.
June 27, 2010 ~ My mother and I and the four children arrived at church at 10:30 a.m. and while walking across the parking lot i felt a gush. My water broke:) So we all jumped back into the SUV and headed for the hospital while i tried to call my husband, who was at work (USCG station working a 72 hour shift). His co-worker answered the phone and said he was out on the boat doing a boarding.

John~ he was reached by the station and was told my water broke. He attempted to call me but didn't get through. He told the boat he was inspecting to have a nice day and that he was off to have a baby. Full lights and speeding across the water. Once he docked he realized he had blew up the out drive=o He jumped into his SUV and drove to the hospital.

At the hospital ~ I was given my 1st round of cefilex antibiotics to treat my strep B. But the next round had to be given 8 hours later. I was not contracting. After my 2nd anti they hung pitocin and the contractions starting coming and strong. My mother and my 4 children were present and we had one sofa with 2 sleeping kidos and another sofa back on the floor for the other sleeping children. I decided to get an epidural this time as it seemed things were going slow and at only a 2 i was having great pain. John stood in front of me as i held him close while getting my epidural which was not painful...but the contractions were very painful, especial sitting up. John's knees were locked due to how high the bed was and he started to turn white...the nurse told him to go sit down but i wouldn't let him go. Finally he sat and re composed and came back to relieve the nurse from my grips:) LOL They checked me after the epidural and i had gone from a 2-4 with in those 12 minutes. Only 30 minutes later i had gone from a 4-10 and ready to push. I can only imagine how painful that would have been to go so quickly=o The nurse asked me to do some practice pushes and after a few called for the doctor who barley made it in time to catch Ella:) The doc was impressed with how well behaved the kids were. Ella captured all our hearts from the first cry. The kids, daddy, and i can't keep our lips off her=)