Thursday, November 26, 2009

Rachel has arrived!!!!

Late last night (after stuffing myself w/ turkey & other Thanksgiving goodies), we ended up going to L&D to check on some bleeding I was having (10 -11 pm). I wasn't in hard labor, but I was definitely having contractions. Since I was due in for my augmentation at 6 am they just kept me. I hadn't made any progress yet though. Around 3 or 4 am the contractions got really painful and really close together. I made some progress (finally). They finally gave me my epidural & the pain went away! When they checked again I had gone from 4 cm to 7 cm in just a matter of getting the epidural. My water didn't completely break, but I did have some fluid loss. By the time Dr. Briones arrived around 7 am to check me, my water broke and I was already fully dilated! After 3 contractions, Rachel arrived - all 8 lbs 4 oz and 20 inches of her! She's got a little bit of curly black hair. Her eyes are a little bit swollen from the delivery, but otherwise she's absolutely perfect! I'm doing well also! I'll post photos as soon as I get some available.


Aussie Therese said...

congratulations. Enjoy your babymoon.

Nancy said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl! I'm so happy for your family!
Take good care and REST!!!

Josh said...

Hi! My name is Josh and I am a reporter at FOX 7. We were hoping to do a news story about your remarkable story. I understand you gave birth yesterday and we were looking to speak with you. If you, or someone close to you could give us a call, the number is (812) 433-5573. Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you! :)

Kate Wicker @ Momopoly said...

Congratulations! Talk about a memorable Thanksgiving. Rachel is beautiful (and having a daughter with that same name, she has lovely moniker, too!).

Oh, and how exciting that they want to feature you on the news!

God bless. Enjoy your little miracle.

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