Tuesday, September 15, 2009

the last few days. in bullets.

sorry if there is more information then you wanted to know, but here is eliza's birth story...in short.

  • got an invite for a hot wing dinner. celina's attempt to entice bean out.
  • thought i peed my pants while straightening my hair.
  • call to the doctor.
  • he said no go.
  • left for hot wings at ben and celina's.
  • really thought i peed my pants.
  • told james to turn left and go to the hospital.
  • walked in with my paperwork covering my wet jeans.
  • checked in. still thinking i just peed.
  • found out we're staying.
  • sad i didn't get hot wings. or even a last meal.
  • this was around 7pm.
  • steady contractions, 2cm, but no further progress.
  • 2am they start pitocin.
  • contractions pick up...a lot.
  • pain medicine made me awfully high.
  • when i got to 4cm they called in the dr. for an epidural.
  • thought i was going to rip in half.
  • epidural worked, but only on the right side.
  • went from 4cm-10cm in 45 minutes.
  • no time to get the epidural figured out.
  • did a few practice pushes.
  • 20 minutes later bean was here.
  • doctor said he wished they had recorded it. it was a textbook birth.
  • finally got to eat. mcdonalds never tasted so good.
  • nana and papa made it, after getting pulled over for speeding!
  • had a few visitors throughout the day.
  • easy night at the hospital. with the help of my amazing nurses.
  • spent the next morning there.
  • got checked out and asked if we could go home that day.
  • bean and i both got discharged. she was about 30 hours old.
  • nurse said james was the best dad in georgia. he tightened the carseat better than anyone she had seen. then she said "you must not be from georgia!"

  • were greeted at home by a very excited maggs and macy.
  • after maggs got his head unstuck from the rebound bar on the carseat he pulled her blanket off her and drug it across the room. then he really started to sniff and check her out.
  • visited, loved on bean, took pictures.
  • had a long first night. mostly because i was paranoid.
  • second day was good. can't even remember what we did already!
  • second night? much better! i had to wake her for feedings.
  • visit to her doctor today.
  • only lost an ounce since birth.
  • definitely does not have a vandercar head. her head is in the 1.36 percentile. tammy said emma's was in the 90th.
  • papa called her a pin head.
  • she's doing great.
  • cute as can be!
random story - tonight at dinner ma forgot about the biscuits and the smoke alarm went off. the dogs flipped out and our first reaction was to cover eliza's ears. james, ma and i both went to do it and this was how we found her...

she already had it covered. this came right after her random noise that just happened to sound exactly like "hi!"

she's making us laugh already.


nancy said...

: )

ashley said...

ahh she's precious! glad things went well!

Nicolasa said...

Love this post! I am so happy for you two! Glad to hear things are going well!

tristan said...

she's so beautiful!!! sounds like everything went great! my monster's due on saturday ::fingers crossed:: hopefully, dr. brown delivers me!! who's your pediatrician?! i hope you're healing well/comfortable at home. <3

Meg said...

This was a fun read! Can't wait to hear more! You're got a cutie on your hands.

Melaina25 said...


Natalie said...

So precious!

Erin said...

I loved everything about this post. She is beautiful, and I'm glad to hear that things are going so well. When I went into labor with Luke, I had to do the walk into the hospital with wet pants... only they were white pants, and there was no amount of paperwork going to cover it.;)

krista/ralf said...

shel. as much as i have wanted to climb into my car and drive to see you without even worrying about calling into work or anything over the last few years.. (it has been often.. very often) i've never wanted to as much as when i was done reading your post. i love you. i love james. i love eliza. i love magglio and jude. and i miss you like.. ugh. it pains me. you.andever.

krista/ralf said...

oh.. and i think my favorite pic from this post is the pediatrician and eliza. gorgeous picture. you should give him one. i spend so much time around doctors.. it is so touching to me when i can see in just a picture the tenderness and care he has for a patient, who happens to be important to me.

Kelly said...

Oh, she is darling. Congratulations!

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