Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blair's Birth Story.

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 Blair Nicole. Born on December 10, 2014 at 12:15am. 8 lbs 9 oz. 21 3/4 inches.

Jacob and I headed to the hospital so I could be induced at 5:00am on December 9th. The only thing scaring me about going to the hospital that morning was the fact that I had to have an IV. It's the first one I've ever had and it really freaked me out! Ha, now looking back I think how silly, cause that was the easy part. 

About 6 hours into being induced and having many contractions I decided to get my epidural. Now that was even more terrifying than the IV. I hated not being able to move my legs around very well, they felt like they weighed 100 pounds a piece. However, it was nice to no longer feel contractions! I felt pretty good and even ate a couple of orange popsicles and ice-chips (I've never been so thirsty in my life!) I even got in a nap!

But about an hour in the epidural started making me extremely sick and I was throwing up nonstop and my whole body was shaking out of control. It was awful. Such a terrible experience. This went on for about 8 hours. Finally the doctor came to see me and gave me medicine to stop the nausea. After that I felt good for a couple of hours! (Why couldn't they have given me the medicine sooner? I'll never know...)

Soon I started being able to feel part of the contractions. I know I was only feeling some of the pain from them, and it was awful. I couldn't imagine feeling the full blown thing. Finally after 17 of the toughest hours ever it was time to start pushing.

I pushed for 2 hours and 15 minutes. I had Jacob and my mom with me during the whole thing and they helped me out as much as possible by cheering me on, holding my legs up, feeding me ice-chips, and holding their breath with me. I was trying to beat time and have Blair on the 9th, but she just wasn't having it! 15 minutes after midnight Blair finally made her appearance. 

I've never seen anything or anyone so beautiful. She was just staring at me, not yet crying, and I have never felt so much joy and love than I did at that moment. All I could do was tell her how much I loved her before the nurses took her away to clean her up and suck everything out of her mouth and nose to get her to have that first cry. When I finally heard it, it was like music to my ears.

Jacob was with her while they were cleaning her up and he got to put her first diaper on. Afterwards he immediately brought her over to me so I could hold and kiss her. It was the absolute best feeling to have her in my arms again and to have Jacob kissing my forehead telling me how proud he was of me and how much he loved his 2 girls. We've never been so happy!

Blair is a week old today, and I am so in love with her, but I have been since that first moment I saw her when she was still in my belly at Week 8. I simply cannot imagine life without her. We've already had so many unforgettable experiences with her and I can't wait to see what the rest of our lives together have in store! She is our sunshine and we can't get enough of her big beautiful eyes, chubby cheeks, soft skin, her little feet, and all of that hair! Just everything....I could go on forever!

I love you Blair!

I'm so excited to share our stories with you all.

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