Introducing Teagan Evelyn...
This beautiful little lady decided to be so on time that she waited for her due date to let us meet her!
October 20th was my due date - she was born at 2:15pm! Right on time I suppose! ;o)
We are doing really great at home and feel complete and so blessed to have two healthy and happy kiddos.
My birth story:
Jeremy and I had been mall walking like crazy days before delivery. I was determined to walk her out! We went to a local mall on Friday the 19th for dinner, walking and for Jude to play at the indoor playground. We walked fast and hard and I was feeling just fine. Every once in a while I would feel a little contraction but nothing to be concerned about. We headed home and went to bed.
Looking back I am so thankful for that evening with my boys. It was our last night out as a family of 3 and we had fun. Jude got to play and run and had us laughing at dinner. Something that we will remember forever as a family of 3.
October 20th, 2012
4:00am: Was woken up by a pretty hard back contraction. Took note of it but went back to sleep.
4:30am: Another one! I got a little excited! But went back to sleep.
4:45am: Well that feels weird - something woke me up and then I felt like I had to pee. I get up and boom, must walk quickly to the toilet. I sat down and I wasn't real sure what it was. But when I felt the amount of fluid coming out I just knew...it was my water. I called to Jeremy. He agreed. It had to be my water.
5:00am: Called the hospital - they told me to come right in due to me having the Strep B and my water breaking. Those contractions started coming. I was feeling them every 4-6 minutes. They felt just like they did with Jude. All in my lower back.
5:30am: We are on our way! My mom went with us and my dad stayed at our house with Jude since he was still sleeping.
6:30am: My nurse checks me. I am ONLY at a 2! STILL!! I was that on Thursday - it is Saturday!! They monitor me for awhile and they see the contractions. I get my first round of IV antibiotics for the Strep. Having my water break was crazy. The amount of fluid I was feeling come out of me after a contraction was CRAZY!! I never felt that with Jude.
9:00-10:30am: Walking and laboring. Painful but pretty much what I remembered with Jude. The nurse checked me again. I was only at a 3. My doctor told me my window before Pitocin was running out due to my water being broken and the Strep B. I was not happy but of course I understood. So they allowed me to walk it out until 11:30am. In hopes that I would go faster!
11:30am: Pitocin and last round of antibiotics administered. I really wanted to walk and not be in bed so they hooked me up to a cordless monitor, which was great. However, once that Pitocin kicked in I couldn't walk! OUCH!! Those were some crazy contractions.
1:00pm: Called the nurse to get checked because I knew I was close to not being able to handle the pain anymore. I was at a 6. Not bad but I decided it was time to call for the Epi.
1:35pm: Epi! Thank you!!
1:45pm: I can still feel the contractions but they aren't as painful. BUT I felt like I had to push! Yikes! I do not want to feel it! LOL I asked the nurse if we could wait until I was numb. She laughed and said "sure but I don't think you are going to last long!" She was breaking down the bed and getting everything ready. And she was right...can't wait!
1:55pm: Doctor comes in. I am at a 10!! WOOT!!! That went really fast!
2:00pm: Time to push.
2:15pm: SHE IS HERE!!
As I sit here writing this I cannot believe how fast the last part of labor went. So thankful and happy that my labor and delivery was fairly easy and with NO complications.
Snuggles - the best part about having a newborn!!
October 20, 2012
7 pounds 6 ounces
Jude meeting his sister for the first time. Kisses for Teagan!
Our family of 4!
Ready to head home! You really do forget how little they are!
Her cute little going home outfit. Her daddy picked it out! Very special!!
We are in LOVE!!
Okay, that was a long post. If you made it through it all you are a rockstar!!
Thank you for all the support, love and prayers during our pregnancy, labor and delivery.