Saturday, May 14, 2011

She's Here!

So it turns out I got to "plan my own wedding" and "open my presents Christmas morning" after all. Because the night before I was supposed to be induced, I went into labor, all on my own!

I started having pains, not even contractions per se, Thursday morning, and by the afternoon, they were quite painful pains. But they weren't really like any of the contractions I'd felt up to that point, so I was still hesitant to believe it was labor. By 5pm I started timing them, though, because they were quite painful and beginning to come fairly regularly. They were 8-12 minutes apart and 1/2- 1 1/2 minutes long. I still figured they'd fizzle out, but by the time the kids went to bed, I was running out of cuss words to scream through each contraction, so I thought it might be real labor. Finally, by 10, I couldn't take the pain much longer, so even though the average time between contractions was still 6-7 minutes, I called the doc and he gave me the go ahead to go to the hospital! By the time I got there about 11:30pm, I was dilated to 5 cm and 90% effaced, so it WAS real labor! Halleluia!

I got my wonderful epidurdual, which left me still able to move and feel pressure, but no pain, and by 5am was nearly ready to push. The doctor got there and at 5:30 we went at it. At 6:02 my sweet baby girl was born. Please meet:



PIPPA JANE ELEANOR


7 LBS 10 OZ, 19" Long


And 100% sweetness



So happy you are here, sweet girl. Hopefully God won't hold all those swears against me and your daddy will forgive me for telling him he drives like a grandma on the way to the hospital. (But seriously, though, stopping at a yellow light??).


Welcome to the family!



23 comments:

Jen said...

So exciting! I'm glad you got to have it your way after all. She is so cute!!! (I'm also impressed you got this up so fast since Ashland is 6 weeks old and I still haven't done her birth story)

Jillybean said...

She is absolutely beautiful!! Love those cheeks!!
Congratulations!

And he really stopped at a yellow light? Seriously, what was he thinking?!?!?

Suzie said...

Cheers to her name & congrats!

Mrs. Organic said...

COngratulations! She's just beautiful. Hope you are feeling well and enjoying her.

sarah marie. said...

dying to meet her!

Bjorge Queen said...

Very sweet indeed. Congratulations. I see a lot of your dad and your brother there. Is it just me?

Kristina P. said...

She;s beautiful! I love that you named her Pippa. I suspect it may pick up in popularity.

Just keep all the knives away from her! :)

Omgirl said...

Actually, Amy, most everyone sees Beck/Daddy's looks in her. But she does have the fat Davis lips, so that's probably what you're seeing.

Mia said...

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful little girl. Welcome little one.

just call me jo said...

I love the name. She's such a beauty and looks so tranquil and happy. Yahoo, you!

Megan B ♥ said...

She is beautiful and so is her name! Congrats!!

Christie said...

What? He stopped at a yellow light on the way to the hospital??

Congrats again. She is gorgeous!

Chelsea said...

I am so happy that you got to go into labor on your own like you wanted. Welcome to the world, little Pippa!

So funny that he stopped at a yellow light. Well, I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time, but maybe in a few years. :D

Soul-Fusion said...

congratulations! She is beautiful and I really like the name.

jennie w. said...

I think she's going to be a real beauty. Those lips are fantastic!

Koreena said...

She is so pretty! I can see resemblance to your other kids. I'm so glad your body ended up cooperating. Jossy did the same thing to me and came the day before her scheduled induction. Hope your recovering well!

Heather said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. So glad for you that you got to go into labor on your own!

CNHolmberg said...

Pippa! What a great name! I approve.

And congrats! She's beautiful. :D

kimberlina said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful!

L. said...

I adore her already! My last grandchild - unless someone gets VERY surprised!

She has your ultra-kissy lips. Yep! Just like your daddy and brother and you!

susette said...

She absolutely radiant! What a precious gift from above. Congratulations to your family!

Tiffany said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful and her name is the best ever. Love it!

Jen Hoppie said...

Okay, no more of this "congratulations!" stuff. I am commenting for the sole purpose of demanding more photos. Photos of the babe, of you and the babe, of Kelly and the babe, and of the kids and the babe. If you must, you can also include pictures of the rabbits and the babe. Just give us more pix!