Monday, December 9, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
So, this is pretty much old news, but I wanted make sure I posted about Annemarie's birth. Since the boys were all 10-15 days early and big...we started really anticipating her arrival 2 weeks before her due date. She wasn't ready yet. So, 3 days before my due date at my dr's appt he offered to induce me the next day. I immediately took him up on his offer! So, we picked my mom up from the airport at 4:30, went home and put the boys to bed, and waited for the hospital to call. They called around 7:30, we got there around 8 and they broke my water about 9:30. I was still having no contractions at that point. About 10:00 the contractions started and I got my epidural at 10:45. They checked me at 11:30 and I was dilated to a 6 and fully effaced. An hour later the epidural felt like it was wearing off on my right side (which has happened to me before) and so they turned me on that side. I felt pressure and so the nurse checked me and Annemarie was right there! She quickly called the dr, told me not to push and got everything ready for delivery. The dr arrived and I pushed through one contraction when they realized the umbilical cord was around her neck. After safely cutting it away, she was born on the next contraction. I immediately realized she wasn't crying. The nurses took her to the warming station and began trying to get her to breathe. They called in the trauma team and started prepping oxygen. Just as the trauma nurse arrived, the most beautiful cry I'd ever heard finally came out. They said that they worry about repercussions if the baby goes over a minute before breathing, but she was only 51 seconds (the longest 51 seconds ever!!)
She weighed 8 lbs 2 oz and was 21 inches long. Grandma Red immediately noticed Annemarie's red hair!
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
We had a very mellow 4th of July around here. Ken had been volunteering at Girl's Camp for our church all week and just got home that day. We did go out and set off a few very basic (think sparklers) fireworks. The kids enjoyed it and that night the fireworks didn't even wake them up!