Wednesday, February 22, 2012

She's Here!!!!

She is actually, finally here!  I can't believe it!  I don't know why this pregnancy was so hard but it was really long and I was always sick!  Either sick or my body ached so bad I couldn't do anything.  It was horrible!  And the thing is, it wasn't morning sickness, it was just colds and flu's for 9 months straight.  It was awful!  But it was all worth it in the end.  Because on Thursday I got to be induced. 

It must have been a very slow day because they had us there bright and early at 7 am.  I thought it would be a piece of cake and she would be here before noon but I didn't realize that I had to take antibiotics because I tested positive for the group b strep.  So once we got there, they got me all hooked up and started me on pitocin and the antibiotic.  Then just after 11:00 I was able to get my epidural and then they broke my water and turned up my pitocin.  From there on out it went pretty fast.  She was born at 2:19 pm and weighed 7 lbs 1 ounce and was 18 inches long.  This was by far my smallest baby.  When she came out I kept saying how small she was, I just couldn't believe it.  Makenna was 8 lbs 3 ounces and Kason was 8 lbs 9 ounces. 

Her delivery went well.  She came really fast but I had to stop pushing a couple times because the cord was really tight around her and then her arm decided to come out first.  But it all turned out great and she is perfectly happy and healthy!  We didn't have a name for her when she was born and then we both decided that we really liked Brynn.  So we went with that for her first name and her middle name is Lizzie after my mom's grandma.  She loves sleeping through the day and the only way she will sleep at night is to be held.  I think I'm spoiling her.  Oh well, I'll give her a week and then try and get her schedule switched. 

Kason, Makenna and I all got really sick a week before Brynn was coming so we've all been trying to recover from that.  Kason ended up with an ear infection.  So the kids didn't get to come to the hospital and see us which was pretty hard but we are all adjusting now and getting into a routine.  3 kids is definitely harder than 2! 

Oh and here is a funny little story.  I was feeding Brynn the other day and apparently Makenna doesn't remember me feeding Kason.  So she asked what I was feeding her and I told her milk.  Well then I switched sides and Makenna asked what was in that side "Milk?"  I told her no it was Diet Coke.  So now that's our little joke.  Brynn gets milk and diet coke.  It was really funny.

 I'm here!!!
 7 lbs 1 ounce
 Getting all checked out and her first bath in the nursery
 So precious!
 The newest arrival to our family!
Brynn with her proud daddy!


The Gardner Family said...

Hey congratulations! Great pictures! Great stories! I'm pretty sure I couldn't have handled the party of nurses, but the music sounds like a fun idea! ;) We can't wait to meet sweet Brynn! (LOVE the name!)

Mike and Nic said...

She's so cute! I can't wait to meet her! Let us know if you guys need anything.