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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Maggie's Birth Day


12:14 am - I can't sleep.  

1:06 am - Neither can the baby. She is apparently anxiously awaiting her arrival as well. Constantly moving

4:55 am - Checked in at the hospital

5:45 am - Getting the IV...yay for rolling veins...

6:07 am - Starting Pitocin

8:33 am -- Closer to 3 cm and Dr. G just broke water. Contractions have been picking up. 

9:00 am - Got my epidural; requested a popcicle.

9:15 am - Gran arrives!

9:30 am - Where is my popcicle?!?

9:40 am - One popcicle is delivered followed by two more!

9:45 am - MiMi is here!

9:55 am - Why am I feeling weird?!?  Oh, probably b/c my bp is 80/45. I nearly passed out. The nurse adjusts my meds to bring me back to reality. Apparently this sometimes happens following epidurals. This was a new one for me...

10:15 am - Did not pass out or die...thankfully. Feeling better. 

10:30 am - About 6 cm

11:25 am - Mamaw, Lee, and Kasie come in

11:32 am - Everyone but Gran goes out for lunch

11:35 am - Eek!  I am 9.5 cm dilated. Called Scotty to come back in; Gran heads out

11:48 am - Dr. Gautreau arrives

11:53 am - Getting prepped to push

12:01 pm - She's here!!!

 


MAGGIE LEE RAINWATER

6 pounds, 15 oz

20 1/4" long


 


 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Reflections...

Tomorrow we meet Maggie. As I sit here tonight, on the eve of my daughter's birth, I can't help but think how life has changed for us in the last year. And wonder what the future holds for us. 

We all seem to have our hopes and dreams for what this little addition will become. But just like my hope for the boys, I want her to be happy in whatever path she chooses.  I hope she's successful. I hope she's a great speller (like her Mama!). I hope she has the drive and ambition like her Daddy. I hope she's kind and compassionate. I hope she loves Mexican food...and Italian too, for that matter. I hope she's strong...both physically and mentally.  I hope she has my blonde hair and Scotty's eyes. But I also hope she knows that she is loved even if she's not any of these things. More to come...