Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fiona is here!

I posted the last blog post at 4:11am while I was awake with uncomfortable contractions.  I hit publish, did another quick read through to check for errors, stood up and my water broke!

Fiona Patricia Hazel L. was born at 5:50pm on December 26, 2012!

She weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and was 18.5 inches long.
Chubby cheeks and absolute perfection!

Mama and Fiona snuggling for the first time

We got to the hospital around 6:30am and even though my water was leaking all my contractions had practically died.  We sat around and talked and tried to relax.  Around 2pm we made the decision to start some pitocin because I wasn't progressing at all.  After that it is all a blur.  Pitocin really threw my body into high gear.  It was HARD.  I ended up getting a little demoral in the IV bag to help me relax in between contractions, but it also made me a little loopy.  She was pretty high and not moving down so I had to push her the whole way.  Lazy kid!  :)  She was born face up after some heavy duty pushing but she is totally worth it!

All three of my babies

Her siblings are totally in love with her.  Chandler says he "likes that Fiona" and that "we have a cute baby".  Let's hope he sticks with that!  Claire is trying to fight me over her.  I get lots of negotiating from her.  "Okay, mom, how about you hold her for 10 more minutes and then it will be my turn?"  She thinks I'm quite stingy.  Hey, I worked hard for that baby and I want to snuggle her!  ;) 

Proud big brother!

Sister bonding.  :)

Precious little face!

Can she be any cuter?

Big yawns ...

"Okay, mom.  We're done with the pictures now."  ;)
See?  I'm getting attitude already!