yep, it's true! she graced us with her presence at 3:37 this afternoon.
contractions began at 7:30 this morning and, even though they were regular, they weren't super strong and they were 10-15 minutes apart. todd was able to get home with plenty of time and we even got to hang out as a three-person family for about an hour before we had to leave for the hospital. (my water broke at 10:30...and i had to go into the doctor's office looking - and feeling- like i had major pee-pants.)
at 12:30, they checked me and from there on out stuff was pretty intense. while my contractions weren't regular anymore, or very close together, they were STRONG. i kept asking for an epidural, but because of the pattern of my contractions, it didn't seem to be considered 'urgent.'
however, by 3:15 the epidural had NOT kicked in all the way, but the urge to push HAD. so she came full-force (which i was thrilled about)...but luckily i only had to push for about 20 minutes and there she was!
here are her stats:
7 lb 10 oz (an entire pound less than atticus)
atticus didn't quite know what to think...he was suspicious the whole time.
other than the fact that TWO WEEKS AGO my typically-accurate midwife gave my pregnancy one more week to live.
yep, i'm going to be pregnant forever.
meanwhile, i'm in a great mood and well rested and look amazing. i shower every day, don't sleep in rather than read my bible, and am positively glowing. my pants are entirely comfortable, and really, i couldn't be happier.
does anyone own a trampoline i could possibly borrow?
considering this all happened over new year's weekend, i thought it appropriate to post pictures...now.
i never took a before photo of the master bedroom, so let me paint you a little mental picture: close your eyes and imagine a queen bed (unmade, of course); a couple of nightstands; a giant, walmart, dorm-style, particle board, chipping-white-flat-paint-over-black-veneer, metal-accent desk sporting two (yes, two) desktop computers, and a pack and play. walls painted grey-beige.
so without further ado, here are the "after" shots of our new rooms!
minor changes made:
1. mouth crinkled in pain (no, that is not a spider on my face, nor do my exercises cause me to bleed from the mouth.)
2. spine bent at 90-degree angle.
3. giant preggo belly floating in mid-air. complete with sticky-out belly button.
4. feet sticking straight up so as not to snap my spine in half. or in thirds.
(*just to clarify, those are pillows under 'my' hips. not rocks. or a trisomy butt.)
i'm realizing i should've added my long, flowing locks to this illustration, but hindsight is always 20/20.
i'll be waiting for your $5. i don't take personal checks.