Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Michelle Lynne Grant

Our beautiful baby girl has finally arrived! Bryan and I went into the hospital at 7:00 Tuesday morning and by 9:15pm on June 16th Michelle Lynne Grant was born! She weighed 6lbs. 11oz. and was 19 1/4". She is the most amazing little person! I never thought I could be so amazed and in aw of such a beautiful little girl!
Jessica gave me the idea to take at least one picture of Michelle every day until she turns one. So I've decided to try and post those pictures so everyone can see how much she grows and changes over the next year. Here's the pics from this past week-
June 16, 2009
Happy Birthday Michelle!

June 17, 2009

Michelle's first bath

June 19, 2009

Sleeping with Dad

June 20, 2009

Getting ready for bed

June 21, 2009
Going to visit my Grandpa Tom, and Grandpa Dennis for Father's Day!

The picture for June 18 is kinda personal so I'm not going to post it, but I'll have more pictures this next week! I'll try to post at least once a week, but, as I'm sure you know, things can be pretty crazy with a new baby!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

No Baby Yet

Well, the day came and went and there is still no baby. Here's what happened:

Bryan and I checked in to the hospital at 10:00pm on Monday night. We were very surprised to find that I was having contractions all on my own and didn't even know it! Well, the contractions were small so the doctor decided to continue as planned. They gave me drugs to help things get going and then gave me a second dose of that drug four hours later. At 7:00am a nurse came in to check on me and I was a whole cm dilated! I'm not sure what the hold up was, but we didn't start pitocin until two hours later. Dr.Mos came in at 9:00 and gave the nurse a death look, and was OBVIOUSLY unhappy that they waited so long to start the pitocin. To pass the time Bryan and I read a few chapters of a book we've been reading, watched two movies and visited with family that came to see us. The next time I was checked (not sure how many hours later) I was all the way to 2 cm! It was a very long day to say the least. Well, around 3:00 the contractions where getting really hard and I was about to ask for some drugs, but decided that I would try a few different sitting positions and move around a bit. I just felt silly asking for drugs when I was only dilated to a two! So I found a position that worked for me in the rocking chair and there I stayed until 6:00pm! This is when Dr.Mos came back in to see how I was doing. Well, I was still only a 2 so she decided that she was going to break my water. Luckily Bryan and I had talked about this before hand and I asked Dr.Mos to talk to me about it before she did anything. She explained that I had three possible outcomes. One- She broke my water, that would help speed things up, and I would have Michelle around 2:00 or 3:00am. Two- She broke my water, things kept going slow, and in 12 hours we would be having a c-section. Or Three- She doesn't break my water, we turn off the pitocin, I go home and wait it out on my own, then we reschedule for next Tuesday. I asked her what my odds were, if she broke my water, of having a c-section. After hearing that it was a 50/50 chance I told her that I would rather go home and wait until my body was a little more ready on it's own. Dr.Mos was really nice and totally supported my decision. So, now I'm home... having contractions every now and then, but they are very mild, and no where near consistent. Bryan is back at work. And we are all a little disappointed that baby Michelle isn't here yet. But we decided in advance that we wanted to avoid a c-section if at all possible and we're glad that we did. Now it's just a waiting game. Is she going to come on her own some time between now and Tuesday, or will we be back in the hospital on Tuesday morning starting that long day all over again? Sometimes waiting is the hardest part.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Undo Undo!

Have any of you ever felt like this? I have less then a week until baby Michelle arrives and I'm frantically looking for the undo button! I am SO not ready to be a mom! I didn't even know what to pack in my hospital bag. (Thank goodness for the internet!)

There are times when I can't wait for her to get here and I can't explain how excited I am to finally be able to hold her... and there are other times when I sit down with my chin in my hands, take a long look around, and say to myself "What was I thinking?!"

I'm sure things will be fine... the labor and delivery will go smoothly, the epidural will take and I'll have no problems at all, and in the end I'll be a happy new mom with a beautiful baby girl. That's what I'm going to keep telling myself anyway! ;)