Wednesday, March 12, 2008

recap

Ready or not!

My tiny baby is already one week old. I just can't believe how quickly the last week has gone. So here is how the last week has gone. Brace yourself... this is a long post.


Last Tuesday night we dropped Grace off at my parents house since we had to be at the hospital so early the next morning. We headed off to a nice childless dinner at the Cheesecake Factory... yum! The next morning I woke up at 4:30 (anxious to meet my little girl) and couldn't go back to sleep. We were out the door by 6:30. I was hooked up to an IV by 8:30am. My doctor came in and broke my water. Then by 9am they started pitocin to get things moving. They checked me around 10 and I was still just a 3! I was actually sad that I wasn't progressing and thoughts of a c-section were entering my mind. I got my epidural at 10:30am which was great b/c I was starting to have quite a bit of pain. Which I think helped to relax me a bit to I could dilate. By 11:30am I was progressing slowly... I was only a 4. But 45 minutes later I was having LOTS of pressure so the nurse checked me again and I was 9! The next 20 minutes flew by with nurses running around getting things ready. They made me lay on my side b/c they said it slows the baby down. The doctor got there checked me... I was ready to push. I pushed 3 times and her head was out! One more push and she was here by 12:38am. What a shock! I still can't believe how quickly it went, especially since just 2 hours earlier I was thinking I would be there all day. I couldn't have asked for a better labor and delivery.


Emma was born crying. She actually cried for nearly an entire hour. At first I couldn't get her to nurse, but she finally calmed down to nurse a little bit. Thankfully that is really the most I have ever heard her cry. Over the past week she has only cried a handful of times. Even when she wakes in the middle night she doesn't cry... she just starts squirming in her bassinet. I'm hoping that this continues. She has turned into a great little nurser... eating every 3 hours during the day and at night has gone 5 hours! She still sleeps most the day and night and has an awake period in the evening. I keep wondering when she is going to wake up, but then again I'm also hoping that maybe she is just a laid back baby like her daddy was. I think Emma looks a lot like my baby pictures, but others will beg to differ :) She doesn't have nearly the amount of hair that Grace did and it seems to be lighter in color. Her eyes appear to be a grayish blue (like Gracie use to be), but who knows what color they will end up being. Overall she is just the sweetest little blessing and a joy to add to our family.

Grace is also just as in love. She can't get enough of the baby. When she wakes up in the morning or from her nap she always wants to know where the baby is. She wants to hold her and kiss her to the point that I'm surprised Emma hasn't told her stop. While I'm thrilled that Grace loves her baby sister so much, I'm hoping that the new-ness wears off quickly.


We also had Emma's first pediatrician visit this week. She weighted in at 8lbs 2ozs (her birth weight was 8lbs 7ozs) and is perfectly healthy. We couldn't ask for more.


And now here are more pictures than you ever wanted. We have been snapping away, they have just hanging out on our camera waiting for me to post in all my spare time (HA!).

Our little helper







17 comments:

Tasha said...

Congrats again...Emma is beautiful.

The Lada Family said...

YAY!! I have been checking your blog about 4 times a day for the past week waiting for something new. I'm thrilled to see new pictures. I have to admit... I think Emma looks like you. At first I thought she looked like Grace (who is a female version of Adam) but now I see you. Way to go Lisa! She's so pretty!
Now I expect you to look at pictures of Avery and see me... even if you really only see Joey :-)

The Lada Family said...

and... if your belly got any lower in that picture it would be growing off of your legs! I think you were ready to have a baby... no wonder she came so quick.

hyperactivelu said...

Great job girl! Glad to hear it went quickly! The pics are great!

Marlee Belle said...

So glad all is well in your new family of 4ness! I am also so happy that you had such a great delivery! I hope when that day comes that mine goes something like that!!

Ashley said...

What precious girls...you sure are lucky! They are going to grow up and be the best of friends. And probably the worst of enemies at times too! Oh, sisterly love!

I'm glad everything is going well!

Lindsey said...

Congrats!!! What a beautiful family!!

Erin said...

I LOVE the picture of Adam holding Emma with the Dos Equis bottle on the end table! :) That is classic!

You look great! Emma is adorable, and Grace looks like a big helP! Take care and get some rest when you can!

Margaret said...

ahhh - i wanna hold her - she is gorgeous! She does look a lot like you!
I can't wait to meet her!
:)

The Arrington Family said...

Emma is just precious! What a beautiful little baby! Congrats again!

Jennisa said...

ah, she is just too precious! How adorable! I hope she has eyes JUST like Gracie's...they are piercing!

Thanks for the update and all the photos! I'm glad to hear that labor went as well as it did!

Your new family looks adorable! Keep the pictures coming (in your spare time! :))

Lindsay said...

I am so in love with your girls!
Emma is starting to really look like Gracie... you need to do a comparison picture post :)
xoxo

Jen said...

I absolutely LOVE that pic of Grace giving Emma her paci! SO PRECIOUS!!!

starfitch said...

Such beautiful girls. Thanks for posting an update!! Great family shot, too!

Jamie said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!
I'm so happy that everything went so smoothly for you and Emma.

And 5 hours at night?!?! Unbelievable! Congrats, you are a beautiful family.

Megan said...

Yay!! You guys make the cutest little family of four!! Baby Emma is just gorgeous, and I'm so glad Gracie is enjoying her baby sister!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!...you are SO blessed!!

Melanee said...

I love to hear about it all. Congrats again. She's just so pretty!!! I'm glad it's going so well. It's easier having the second for sure! Katie told me you wondered why you were so worried. I felt the exact same way. WHY in the world was one so hard?! Anyway, just really glad things are going well. Your pictures are so nice.