Monday, September 6, 2010

London Allison Gardner

She's Here!
Here's the down low...

It started out as a typical Sunday, watching Disney movies and getting ready for church. After sacrament meeting (12:00) my back started to hurt but I didn't think it was contractions. Kyle asked me if we needed to go home and I said nope- just need to sit down or something. I'm the primary chorister and since I was there- I needed to go to primary. During the next hour they started to get a little stronger but nothing too bad.
After church every Sunday we go and have an awesome roast dinner with Kyle's mom at her house, so we headed over there and the back pain just kept coming. I didn't really know if they were contractions or not because they were different then with Macy- they weren't just in my tummy. The radiated from my back, to my front, and down my hips/thighs- not fun, but I don't know a type of contraction that IS fun :)
At about 3:30 I called my mom and let her know that my contractions were about 5 minutes apart lasting for a minute. She packed the car and started heading up. I still hadn't packed a bag for the hospital yet so we headed back to our house and packed our bags, put the car seat in the car, and headed back to Kyle's mom to drop off the dogs and stuff for Macy. I didn't want to go to the hospital too soon, so we hung out at Kyle's mom's until about 6:30 and decided since I was going to have an epidural and I need my antibiotics for GBS we should probably just go.
We got to Snowflake and I was little nervous because the contractions had calmed down a little bit- so we hoped out of the car at a park and walked around and swung on the swings- that lasted a whole 10 minutes and I decided we needed to go.
We got to the hospital at around 8 and I was 3 cm almost 4 and 100% effaced. The admitted me because I had progressed from my doctors appointment earlier in the week and they could see that the contractions were doing something. I'm not sure about the exact times from here on out but I got my epidural as soon as I could and I was about a 5-6. I went from a 6-10 in about 2 hours or so. At around 1:30ish-1:45ish the doctor came in, broke my water, and started doing his thing. After 2 1/2 contractions and about 4 pushes and at 2:11 am Baby Girl came into the world! (MUCH quicker and MUCH easier then labor with Macy). She weighed in at 7 pounds 4 ounces and 19 3/4 inches long. Perfect.

Baby Girl has some major lungs on her, a very sharp cry and she lets you know exactly when she likes something and exactly when she doesn't. She has 10 fingers and ten un-webbed toes (Macy inherited some her Dad's webbed toes). I'm doing great and I'm just excited to not be pregnant anymore and have this little one in our family. I'll post pictures when Kyle wakes up (figures that he's the one sleepin' right?- it's alright though, he had a long night too) :) because they are on his phone and I'm not sure how to do that :)