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Monday, June 05, 2006

Here's the story, of a lovely lady...

She's here!

Isabella made her way into the world on Friday, June 2, at 11:33pm.
She weighed 6 lbs. 11.2oz and was 19.5 inches long.
She is doing well and on her way to her first doctor's appointment :)

A quick rundown of her entrance:

Last Thursday we went for our last non-stress test and ultrasound, and during the ultrasound she wasn't moving much so they tried to jolt her awake and she was non-responsive.
The hospital doctor then told us to head on over to triage, we were going to have your baby.

Commence small freak out moment where I actually said, "wait, I'm not ready yet."

We were started immediately on a pitocin drip to see how well baby would tolerate contractions. She tolerated them fine but mom wanted to climb the freaking walls. We later found out that I was having huge contractions that just weren't monitoring that large.

No progress in dialating by the end of the night so they took me off pitocin and gave me cervadil to help me "rippen" if you will. I had more conractions all night long, but no dilating.

Morning came with no progress so pitocin was started again and contractions came stronger than ever. At 1cm dialated, my doc made the world's second Niagra Falls by breaking my water. He did it slowly and we still flooded the room with 2 inches of amniotic fluid.

Internal monitors were put on the baby's head because it was hard to get her rate with so much fluid, and that's when we really saw just how huge my contractions were.

I finally realized how stupid I was for trying to be a hero and fight through the paid and I took an epidural.

Best damn decision I made for myself. Period. I do not want any emails about how I wimped out.

I finally got some rest and slept through most of my dialating to 10. Then it was time to push.

3 hours of hard pushing by me and determination by me and the doctor, I saw in his eyes that he was thinking c-section. And in eyes he saw a woman saying hell no, let's get pushing.

After I realized where were headed, baby Isabella, who was turned slightly in the canal was born minutes later.

Once I heard that beautiful cry, I was hooked. Of course.

Then we had a pertty good scare when my uterus wouldn't contracting and I was loosing an awful amount of blood. Fast. Aaron at my side and me wanting to sleep because I was exhausted, were very scared. Aaron was shaking a little as the doctor kept trying to control the blood and was massaging my uterus and yelling for nurses to get this and that, he kept telling me not to close my eyes. My poor husband thought he was loosing me. I knew I was loosing a lot of blood and was headed for a transfusion, so we just prayed.

Eventually we got everything under control and I finally looked around and it was standing room only. I've never seen so many people in my life in a delivery room.

The whole experience was painful and amazing, but we are home now and resting as much as we can.

Thank you to all of you who were here for us during this entire process and rooting us on. Your thoughts and prayers have meant so much. So we're off now to the doctor because baby is a little jaundice, and then we're going to enjoy being officially, a family of 3.


  • At 1:53 PM, Anonymous kiwi said…

    Congratulations Rebecca!!!
    She is so adorable!
    I'm glad everyone is ok. Enjoy being a new mommy!

  • At 2:30 PM, Blogger Lizard Queen said…


    I'm glad to hear you're doing well. I'm sure you'll enjoy her now she's here!

    If anyone gives you crap about the epidural tell them where to stick it then shove a watermelon up their nostril. lol

  • At 5:06 PM, Blogger Becky said…

    She's gorgeous! Congrats to you and Aaron. Glad to hear everything turned out okay. :-)

  • At 9:07 PM, Blogger Missy said…

    Congratulations! She is a little darling! What a harrowing birth story! I'm glad to hear everything turned out fine.

  • At 12:01 AM, Blogger lainb said…

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! This precious baby girl has been a long time in the making...I wonder if she knows just how anticipated she is!!

  • At 7:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations - shes a beautiful baby girl!! - Lori (honeydrizzled@hotmail.com)

  • At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Goldberry said…

    Congratulations! She's beautiful!

    (I think people are silly to NOT take the epidural)

  • At 1:53 PM, Blogger Jenniy said…

    Congratulations!!! She's beautiful :)

  • At 8:30 PM, Blogger Shannin said…

    Congrats - she is soooo cute. I'm glad you are both healthy. Here's to some peace and quiet - at least for now!!

  • At 1:00 AM, Blogger Thumper said…

    YAY!!!! Congrats! She is sooooooo cute!

    Oh and I'm all about the epdirual. I was begging for one 15 minutes in, and I loved it. For 12 hours I watched TV and relaxed until it was time to push. And hey! At the end, I had a baby, just like the women who were toughing it out!

    I'm so freaking happy for you!

  • At 8:15 AM, Blogger jenhen said…

    OMG! Congrats!!!!

    eeeee haha..I was just sitting here thinking..geez..I wonder if shes had the baby yet? lol

    She is beeyootiful!! Very glad that everything turned out ok! Congrats again!!

    I am next!! Two more months to go!

  • At 8:33 AM, Anonymous daisy said…

    What a cute little girl! Congrats to the new family.

    p.s. I don't think you wimped out. I wished I had that option 22 years ago when I had my baby (the hospital I delivered in didn't do epidurals but I didn't know that until already there!)

  • At 2:05 PM, Blogger Dazed said…

    YIPPPPEEEEEEEEEEE SHES HERE!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, she is adorable! Love the hat (that must be the standard mid-western welcome hat, E has the same one!)

  • At 12:46 PM, Blogger bek said…

    Congratulations Rebecca - She is beautiful!! And so tiny!! Get plenty of rest, but no slacking in the photo department!! :)

  • At 11:40 PM, Blogger girl from florida said…

    Oh my gosh!! How did I miss this??!? I never saw on my blogroll that you'd updated... but now I have tears in my eyes. What an amazing journey, Rebecca. I know you are loving life right now and cherishing every moment with this beautiful baby. I can't wait to follow her as she grows up with you!!! Much love and prayers


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