9.01.2010

It's a GIRL

I really was convinced it was a boy. I would have never guessed we could produce a girl! Hubby's family just doesn't make them....well, so we thought! It is the 2nd girl in 60 years on his mom's side (first one was just in April) and the first in 50ish years for his dad's side!! Talk about odds to beat!!!
So, we welcome our daughter, Magpie, to the family!
I didn't think she would get here as fast as she did, but I guess she was ready!
We checked in the hospital about 6:45 this am, got settled in our room, then at the shift change, our nurse started my IV, but didn't have pitosin as yet. She started that around 8:30 after the doctor checked in. I was about 2-3 cm at this time and se was -3 (so fairly high still). Around 10:00, he came back and broke my water - and I was still only about 3 cm. They hiked up the pitosin and things started getting more uncomfortable. About 12:30, I felt the contractions were back to back and a lot stronger. I seriously considered an epidural, but I'm so glad I didn't. I asked if the doctor could come back to check me because I knew if I had progressed far enough, I would just push my way through the pain. At this point, I was really struggling and finally my nurse checked me and wouldn't you know it, it was time to push!!!!!
She literally ran down the hall, called for the doctor to be paged, ran back with the cart and did a quick shout out to the grandmothers that a baby was coming soon! By the time she came in, the doctor was right behind her and I was so ready to go...but he told me to wait a minute so he could get ready!!! That was the worst!
Finally, he was ready and it was about 1:15. I pushed a few times and there she was at 1:23!!!!!
OMG...really? I just had a baby....and then I was in total shock for about 45 minuts that I had a girl!!! I was totally prepared for a boy!
So, here are her stats:
born at 1:23 pm
8 lbs 9 oz
21 inches long
We are in love and thinks she perfect. LH met her a few hours later and he's in love too!!!! We had a video of their first encounter, but hubby accidently deleted it from the camera....oh well, we have lots of pics! I'll be sure to post more as we get them!!! I'll also do a comparison of the two from when they were born....they are definitely siblings!

6 comments:

Tiffany and Jamie said...

So sweet! I'm still in shock you had a girl too! Seriously started tearing up because I was so happy for you guys! Can't believe it went so quick. And I'm glad to hear LH wasn't disappointed even if he did get a sister! Can't wait to talk to you! Love you guys!

Raising NIC said...

Congrats. I am so happy for u and Ur family. Send some of the girlie dust my way. I want one lol. But back to u. Such a blessing she is beautiful.

OurFamily said...

She's absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!

kelly bee said...

Awww. I'm so happy for you! And so glad things went so well. Can't wait to hear more about her.

Krista said...

Jenny, Travis, and LH!!
Congrats! Welcome to the world little girl! I love her name. Will be praying for y'all as you adjust...
Scott, Krista, and Charley

Krista said...

Jenny, Travis, and LH!!
Congrats! Welcome to the world little girl! I love her name. Will be praying for y'all as you adjust...
Scott, Krista, and Charley