So Alex got to tell most of the story already but I thought I’d do my own blog post about how everything went! It was a cold an snowy night….haha. It really was though! There was a giant snowstorm on the 15th and 16th and I was all worried we wouldn’t get to the hospital okay so Alex would get up in the middle of the night and shovel the car out just in case! I had been having contractions every ten minutes for about 2 days so finally on my appointment on the 16th (5 days after Kaylee was due) I asked Dr. Combs to break my water and get things started. So we went in that night and they hooked me up to the monitors and got me all checked in to have the baby the next day. Alex had a final the next morning at 9:00 so Annah stayed in the hospital with me. Around 4 oclock I woke up and my contractions were like 5 minutes apart and getting harder. So the nurse checked me around 6 in the morning and I had already dilated to a 4 by myself. So they broke my water around 9 and gave me a little pitocin and a nice little epidural around 11:00 and we were ready to roll! Alex got done with his final at 11:30 and rushed over to the hospital. My mom had come to stay with me that morning and so I asked her if she wanted to stay for the birth! It was really neat to have her there with Alex and I. I started pushing around one and apparently I yelled a lot of silly things and I kept saying that someone was going to have to think of another way to get her out. But after 40 minutes of pushing she came the old fashioned way and I was soooo relieved to hear a nice healthy cry right away! (Since we didn’t hear that with Emmy) Anyway, Kaylee was 8 lbs. 1 oz. and 20 inches even.
Since Kaylee was a little postmature there was a lot of meconium in the water and she had swallowed a lot so they suctioned her out really good and things were fine. She had a lot down in her nose though so she wasn’t breathing as well as they wanted. So they put her on some oxygen for a few days and we finally got to come home on the 20th!
It was so great to experience what childbirth can be like when there isn’t a major emergency! Emmy actually had a doctor’s appointment downstairs while I was in labor. Since Alex and I were a little busy she went with Annah and got her new orthodics fit to her feet. She finished up about 5 minutes after Kaylee was born so she got to come up and see her! She was so excited. At first she was a little timid. So we put her and Kaylee both on daddy’s lap and she gave her a big hug and kiss. Then she asked Kaylee if she wanted to go home. Wanted some milk. Wanted a diaper. Etc. She is a great big sister! When we got home the first thing she said was “Kaylee come play dolls with me” so we had to explain it would be a little while before Kaylee would be able to play with Emmy’s toys. But it was nice that Emmy wanted to share!
After Kaylee met her big sister she got to meet all of her grandparents and Aunt Annah, Uncle Christian and Uncle Ray. Aunt Beth, Uncle Nathan, Logan, Joshua, and Aunt Christina came to see her when they got in to town for Christmas. It was really fun to have so many family members there!
Well, I wanted to put the hopital pictures in here but all the hospital pictures were taken with my mom’s camera and I’m having trouble getting them to upload so I’ll have to add them later…and by me, I mean Alex will add them later!