Saturday, April 30, 2011

Welcome to the world little lady :)

Oh man Lucia, this week has been one heck of an eventful one. It felt like you were never going to get here. Monday I went to work to keep my mind off the fact that you were not here yet. Tuesday we had our check up, and well, I was so uncomfortable afterwards that I just cried all day long. Mainly because it was one more day that you weren't here. However, later Tuesday night things started to change and man could I feel it. I went to bed at 11:30 with some discomfort that turned in to full on back pain. I couldn't sleep so I came out to see your daddy and complain about how uncomfortable I was. So at 2 in the morning, we called the hospital to let them know we were coming on over to be observed... hoping that we could get the ball going. Unfortunately they sent us home after an hour of observation. However, you weren't having it so when we got home, you fought your little heart out to make it a point that you were ready to come to this world. After taking  a bath and timing contractions for an hour and a half, I felt it was time for us to head back to the hospital. Good thing we did too because we had progressed a bunch!! By the time we got all settled in our room, we had some huge pain relief! Thank goodness for the epidural... from 10:00 am til 8:00 pm we had a pain free time. We had a lot of visitors too, all waiting for you to come on out. Grandma Shelly and Grandma Laurie were up there all day, and so was your cousin Julia :) Later, Grandpa Rick, Grandma Kathy, and Aunt Robin showed up for a while and Aunt Jenny came up until you were born. Robin had to leave for work, but she rushed back over right after just in time for your arrival. Your cousin Montana and Uncle Cody were there for a while too. You got so many new toys and clothes, beautiful flowers and balloons... everybody was sooo excited for you to come to this world.

At 8:00 the big event started. Mama was in soooo much pain that she couldn't believe how much screaming I did, all the tears and the words that came out of my mouth. 2 and a half hours of pushing, I needed some major help, so to get your beautiful face out of me,  a crew of about 8 or so doctors came rushing in and vacuumed you right out. 4 big pushes and a little suction got you into this world within 15 minutes!!! The minute you arrived, there was a whirlwind of chaos. Dad was in tears with your Grandma's, the doctors cleaned you up and took you to see everybody in the waiting room. I didn't even get to see you until a good 15 or so minutes but once I saw you I was in love.

Once the chaos settled down, mama and daddy got to take you to our new room where we spent some quality time together to get to know you sleeping and eating patterns. While there you had more visitors that were so excited to hold you and take tons of pictures of you. You did very well too, no crying, but maybe it's because you slept the whole time.

Yesterday we got to take you home, but before we got home, we had to stop by mama's work to drop off papers and everybody who was there working awwed all over you. Then we headed home where Grandma Laurie had a big nice surprise for you... a swing! and you fell in love with it, rocking and staring at the animals above you. Later, Grandma Shelly, Grandpa Chris and your cousin Montana stopped by. Grandma Shelly loves you so much, she was so happy to see you and have you in her arms during her visit.

You have been such a great little lady who loves to eat, sleep and poop :) I couldn't ask for more.

We love you so much Miss Phair, and we always will.


xoxoxoxoxxoxo Mama and Daddy

PS: your hair has been the talk of the town!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Still waiting little one...

This is your father so listen up, its time to come out.
We have had our fill of waiting. We wanna meet you face to face finally. So lets get this show on the road and start this whole long trip.
Come on out. Today or tomorrow would be perfect.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Only days away...

It's been a long while since I last posted any sort of update for you, my apologies. Both Dad and I are really busy getting prepared for your arrival and well, we have ants in our pants. Last week, on the 13th, I had my appointment for you. There, they examined me and found that I was 1 cm dilated. I was happy because that meant if I wanted to, I could get my membranes scraped. It doesn't sound fun, and really... it wasn't. Everybody is different... this was  a very painful thing for me. Before that happened, you were giving me some serious contractions that I can only assume were Braxton Hicks. Ever since then, nothing... what's up with that missy??? I only kid, but I really started to get my hopes up with you coming early. So as you have been able to tell, I have done everything in the book to get the labor going. Your dad is getting extremely excited to meet you and really wants you out so he can start his bonding time with you and begin the adventurous journey of fatherhood. I am getting excited to meet you too... I feel like I know you already, yet I wanna meet this little tyke that has been causing me to go crazy from time to time. :)

Over the weekend your friend in utero  was born. This caused some major mixed feelings. I am very excited for him to be here, but soooooooo jealous that I don't have you yet, especially because you are due a day before he was. So to know that he came early made me very envious. I know that you will come when you are ready, but can't you be ready now?

Tomorrow I have my doctor's appointment to see how much I have progressed. I really hope I have progressed a lot. I think, actually I know, I will be crushed if I haven't. Today is the first day since last week that I started to feel funny again. My lower stomach feels like a constant pulled muscle and today from my bellybutton down, I have been having streaks of pain. Is this a sign?? I hope so, but if not I will be asking to have you by the weekend. I know it's a lot to ask, but if you knew what I was going through, you would understand.

I love you a whole bunch Lucy, and the next post that will be on here is from the hospital awaiting your arrival.

I hope to see you soon little girl!
Love, Mama