Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Baby's Here!

We had a pretty crazy day! It started at 3:30 AM with a pretty good contraction that woke me up and they just kept coming! We headed to the hospital at 6:45 and I was progressing very well over the next two hours thanks to some pretty painful contractions. I finally got my epidural when I was dilated to a 6 or 6.5 and besides the fact that they missed the first time and that it wore off by the end, it worked miracles. I honestly don't know how people do it without one. I started feeling the contractions again by the time I was "complete" and Dr. Holmes showed up just in time! There was no real "rest and descend" for me! Baby wanted out! He walked in and I pushed with that first contraction. It took a few rounds and baby was out in no time, but face up!. It was probably a blessing that she came early and that my epidural wore off because supposedly it can be pretty hard for first-time moms to push them out if they have an epidural.

We love our new baby girl! She is so chill! She came into the world screaming, but has shown her true colors since then! We are so excited to be parents and might I add that Andrew has already had a good diaper change! He is awesome and was so helpful for me through the whole thing. It was also amazing that Mitchell could be here for the big event since he will be entering into the Missionary Training Center tomorrow! Visitors for the day were Grandma, Mom (Michelle), Susan, Clayton, Mitchell, Jamie (mission comp and roomie) and her husband Kolby.

I know everyone is anxious to know her name, but until tomorrow, everyone will just have to wait!!! Here are some pics from today:

14 comments:

Clay and Jenna said...

Rachel, she is so beautiful!! Congratulations!! Cant wait to hear what you named her!!

Natalie said...

Congrats! So you know the name, it's just a secret? I'm confused. Glad everything went well in the end! It's so worth it, huh? :) Can you believe you're a MOM? Me neither. ;)

the Headley fam said...

Congrats, I can't wait to hear the name, you guys did a great job!

Eileen Curran said...

Yay! How cool your brother was able to meet his niece before he left! She is gorgeous! And you look great too! Good job! I can't even imagine how tough labor would be! Can't wait to see you! Let me know if you need dinners or anything! I would love to help!

Jennie said...

She looks beautiful! Congratulations.

Jenna said...

I see a lot of Gleed in that little girl! I am amazed at her timing, it couldn't have been better! Congratulations and take care of yourself, we love you guys.

Whitney and Lish Harris said...

I am so happy for you and I'm glad everything went well! Congrats for all 3 of you! That little girl has some amazing parents!

Miranda Townsend said...

Congrats! Let us know if you need anything...REALLY!

stefanie said...

She is beautiful. I can't wait to meet her. Congratulations.
I can't believe how fast she came.

Elise said...

Andrew and Rachel, she's so beautiful!!! Congratulations guys! That labor story sounded pretty darn good (except the part where your epidural wore off, yikes! You're tough Rachel!)
We need your address, could you email it to me or Bren?
We're so excited for you guys! She's already so cooperative coming just when you wanted...I wish my kids were like that, looks like you guys are already naturals at this parenthood thing! Congrats again!

pamelasue said...

Oh, she is so, so cute! I love the pictures and especially the 2nd one after Mitchell holding her where you are looking straight at the camera and smiling. Love it! I am so happy for you all. I am so glad that Mitchell got to see her before he left. How fun.

Janine said...

She is beautiful! How much did she way? She looks tiny. Congrats!

Annette said...

Congratulations, Andrew and Rachel!
She is soooooo beautiful. I'm excited to meet her when you come north.
Love,
Annette

Emma said...

Congrats on your new baby! That is so exciting you are a daddy!