Monday, September 24, 2012

Lily is Here!

 Our family now includes a sister.  Lily weighed in at 9lbs. 6 oz.,  20.5 inches long, and 14.5 inches head circumference.  Sorry she wouldn't look at the camera while she was being weighed.

Lily had been teasing us for a while, but I finally decided it was time to go at about 3 a.m.  When we got there,  I was already at 6.5cm. but my contractions still weren't very consistent.  My doctor told me he was afraid if I got the epidural right away that it might stop my labor.  I said I could wait.  I got to an 8 and he told me if he broke my water I would probably deliver within 30 minutes.  I was still doing just fine, so I decided to not have an epidural.  Things started getting intense at about 8.5cm.  That is about when we discovered that Lily was face up.  That made things take a lot longer and be more complicated.  The doctor tried to get her to rotate by having me hold a huge beach ball thing between my knees.  That  really started to hurt.  When I got to a 10 she still hadn't turned so we just got started pushing anyway.  I think that is when Reed really started questioning my decision to not get the epidural.  Luckily I only had to push for 5 minutes, because I was really starting to question my decision too.  I told mom I had a whole new respect for her giving birth to twins, because if they had made me push out another baby I would have just died.
 We were up all night...especially me, and plus I just went through labor and delivery, so that is why I look so stinkin' tired.  After Reed took my picture with Lily, he laughed and said "You look tired."  I told him to try again.  So this picture is me trying to look perkier.  Isn't that Sad?!
 Ha!  I took this picture of Reed and I told him he looked really tired too.
 Me with all 4.  I can't say just me and my boys anymore.
 Eric is so excited for a sister.  He said from the very beginning that she was a girl.  He never doubted.
 She's already Daddy's little girl.
 She is getting prettier all the time.  She is sweet.
She receives a lot of love.  Good thing she came out big so she can withstand it all.