Sunday, February 7, 2010


Our beautiful daughter, Lillian Estelle was born Saturday, February 6, 2010!!! I don't have much of a birth story because it happened so fast! I had my 38 week appt on Friday, the 5th. I went in at 11:30 for an ultra sound and then saw my OB right after. During my cervical exam, she told me that I was 2-3cm dilated and still 50% effaced.  We joked about going into labor that night, but I never thought it would be real!  I had planned to spend the rest of the day at my moms house with Brock because Spike had planned on installing Lillian's flooring.

Mom and I went to her house after my appt and just hung out. At about 6pm, I laid down and took a nap. I woke up at 6:30 and from the living room, shouted to my mom in the kitchen asking her if dinner was almost ready because Brock needed to eat and go to bed.  As soon as I finished asking her that, I had my first contraction.  I started timing them and they were 20 minutes apart. I had 3 that were back to back, but they stayed at about 20 minutes apart for about 2 1/2 hours.  My mom ended up driving me home.

Brock and I got home just before 9pm. Spike put him to bed as soon as we got home. As soon as 9pm hit, I started having contractions 5 minutes apart! I timed them for an hour, then called the doctor. Since it was my 2nd pregnancy and my contractions went from 20 minutes apart to 5 minutes apart in such a short amount of time, he said to go to the hospital and get checked out. Thank goodness I had my bag pretty much packed and had Brock's ready to go too! Spike and I frantically finished packing and left the house at about 10:30. By 10:15pm they were back to back. Ridiculous! I was in so much pain!

So we drop Brock off at my sister-in-law's for the night.  I didn't think we were going to make it to the hospital. Thank goodness we did!!! By the time I was admitted, it was 11:45pm. They checked me and I had already progressed to 7cm dilated! Holy cow!! All I cared about was making sure it wasn't too late to get an epidural. I couldn't imagine giving birth without it, especially considering how much pain I was in!

The doctor arrived about an hour later, checked me and said I was 8cm dilated and 90% effaced! They paged anesthesiology and they got there within minutes! Just in time!!!

Our little princess was born at 2:40am!! I did like 2 or 3 practice pushes, one real big push, and out she came!!! So fast! She is 8 lbs, 5oz, and 21 inches! Almost identical to Brock who was 8lbs, 6oz, and 21 1/4 inches!! LOL!

I had a 2nd degree tear, which the doctor said was normal. Even though I still tore this time, it wasn't as bad as it was with Brock and I already feel great! We are so happy that she is here :-)

I will try to get some more pictures up as soon as I can! Brock was super cute when he met her for the first time. When we asked him where Lilly was, he lifted his shirt and pointed to his belly :-)  Spike came to visit us at the hospital this morning and Brock was so excited to see her. He gave her some kisses, tried to tickle her, and even showed us where her nose was :-) So cute! He's going to be such a good big brother!!


Lyndsay said...

Congratulations!! I love the name choice. :)

Beth said...

Yeah!!! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to see more pictures! Take care.