Thursday, October 30, 2008

Baby Autumn is here!






Sorry for the lack of updates recently, but I had a bit of a rough recovery time, and Jeremy hasn't decided whether or not he is happy I am home...LOL!

Autumn arrived on Oct. 23 at 1.59pm. after 24 hours of labor. She was 7 lbs 8 ozs and is very healthy.
I went for my OB apointment on the 22, but had already been having contractions for two days. Dr. Akymbee told me that I was 100 % efaced, (probably the result of a rough hay wagon ride a day before....) but he stripped my membranes anyways, just to be sure that things kept going.....
By the time we got home, my contractions were about 20 minutes apart, but very strong, but they never changed. Finally around midnight, I decided it was probably not labor and went to bed, but they were strong enough so that I couldn't sleep....The minute I got out of bed, they dropped to two minutes apart, and so we went to the hospital. For a while they were bad enough, we were actually concerned I might have it on the way there....
Once we were upstairs on the maternity ward, they checked me out, but it turned out, I was only two cm dilated. However, the pain was much stronger then previous labors and so they gave me nitrious gas while waiting for an epidural. They had to wait as my blood pressure was quite high, and they wanted to do a blood workup to be sure all was well... When they did go to put in the epidural, it took them five trys to get it in... (at which point I was really glad for the gas...because I couldn't feel the contractions, but I could feel the needle in my spine.... ugh.... However, after the epidural was in, it was night and day, and I couldn't feel any contractions....
It was great! It did make me shake for several hours though...
We were very excited when my OB came in at 8am the next morning, because it was the last time he was on call for over a month, and we had prayed that he would once again be the doctor to deliver my daughter as he was for my son. He is a Christian man, and prayed for Jeremy after he was born, and so we were very happy that God honored our request.
Autumn finally arrived after 24 hours of labor at 1.59 pm (ironically, Dr. Akimbee had said he would see me at 2pm the same day...and sure enough....) and was prayed for by him again...How cool is that???
I have added some pics of our wonderful new daughter.....
and for those of you who keep asking....
I AM DONE POPULATING SK....LOL!
We figure five is definately enough...

3 comments:

Vixen said...

She is beautiful. You are very blessed. Hope your recovery is going better.

JUST A MOM said...

SHE IS BEAUTIFUL looks just like big brother!!!!!! poor big brothers head! and oh man 2 little girls to have to share the house with. ok go take a nap now,,, thanks..

Tammy said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!