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Saturday, May 8, 2010

SURPRISE!!

Gracen Leigh just couldn't wait any longer!


Water broke - 145 am May 3


Admitted and in bed - 4 am May 3


75% effaced, -3 station, 1 cm - 410 am May 3


Still 1 cm, 90% effaced - 1 pm May 3


Pitocin started - 130 pm May 3 (almost 12 after water broke)


Requested epidural - 4 pm May 3


Got epidural (which took forever to place - ouch!) and upped pitocin- 445 pm May 3


3-4 cm - 545 pm May 3


5-6 cm - 805 pm May 3


Foley catheter (OUCH)- 843 pm


6-7 cm, Foley removed per Drs orders (thank GOD) - 1030 pm


7 cm, baby had moved down SOME - 1250 am May 4


Not progressed enough, time for C-SECTION! - 345 am May 4


Wheeled out for C-section - 4 am May 4


Gracen Leigh entered our lives for us to love forever - 441 am May 4 ----- 5 weeks early


5.14 lbs, 19 inches long, lots of hair, cute as a button, came out peeing with an attitude







We all came home yesterday.



Much more to come!

61 comments:

Casey said...

WOW! She is beautiful!! Congratulations!!!!

Loralou said...

oh wow congratulations! No fair though, you skipped the queue by loads!

Ellen said...

These photos made me cry – so happy for you. Congrats from longtime reader!

heidi said...

OMG!!!

Welcome to the world Gracie!!!

Ema said...

I hve been following your blog for awhile and am so glad to be able to wish you both HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. . .

Jen said...

Wow congratulations!!!!! Seriously, so happy for you guys. She's beautiful. Wishing you all the best!

loony said...

Happy Mother's Day to the fabulous Kim and M!!!

So happy you get to celebrate this weekend with your beautiful Gracie in your arms!

Hope you spend the whole time cuddling and celebrating and enjoying the LOVE that is your family!

So proud and thrilled to be with you along this journey!

Time to get a passport I guess! xoxoxxo

Lizzie said...

Congratulations!

Liz1971 said...

happy mother's day to gracie's mommies!!!!!!

just thrilled for you all-

enjoy this time!

xo

J said...

How exciting! Congratulations! happy Mother's Day to you!

Melissa said...

Congrats! She's precious.

Mina said...

Congratulations Mamas!!!!
Happy Mother's Day, she is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I wasn't expecting that post so soon! Congratulations from another long time reader. And, Happy Mother's Day to you both!

Louise in Canada

palestar said...

There are no adequate words to say this but you all including MS Gracie are so blessed to be together. You know this I know. I cannot think of better parents.

YAHOO - you all deserve this wonderful happening in your lives. Have silently been sending much love and light to you all. Will keep on sending. Grace is soooo beautiful.

BTW - My mom's name was Grace - My eldest daughter is named Grace too. A beautiful name befitting this wonderful child. INHO! ;=)

May you always walk in joy and beauty - together.
Love and light... Palestar

N said...

Congratulations!!!

palestar said...

OMG I just say Grace's full name - my daughter;s name is Leigh Grace... No Kidding!!!

ENJOY!

palestar said...

OOPS!

OMG I just SAW Grace's full name - my daughter;s name is Leigh Grace... No Kidding!!!

ENJOY!

NJ MOMS said...

Congrats and Happy 1st Mothers Day to you both!
I am so happy for you!
She is just beautiful! We are faithful readers of your blog, and have been hoping for this moment for so long!!!
Wishing you all a lifetime of love and happiness!
Tiffany & Erin

Teaberry said...

OH MY GOD SO EXCITING!!! WAY TO GO! WE ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

Oh, so sososososo excited and happy for your guys and we LOVE the name!

Sincerely, I am so thrilled for you that I could cry! Congrats, big time!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! She is gorgeous!

Michaela said...

wow..that was unexpected!!! HOW CUUUUUUTE!!!!! Thanks for sharing and I wish you all the best

Gpawilli said...

Congratulations Ladies (again)and Happy Mother's Day.

Shawna said...

Absolutely PERFECT!!!

She's amazing and so pretty!!!

You guys deserve this wonderful gift just in time for MOther's day.

Happy First Mother's day!!!

nutella said...

Hurray! Welcome to the world baby girl, your mommies have been waiting a long time for you! Congratulations, moms and happy Mothers' Day!

Penny said...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !!!!!!

laura w said...

That is simply the best news ever. Happy Motehrs day to you both and your beautiful daughter!

Jyl said...

Grace is a very very very lucky little girl to have such a wonderful family! Have a wonderful mothers day!

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful....

Rosany

Carrie said...

she's beautiful!!!!! congrats! Just in time for mother's day, too! hehe.

hotomiky said...

OH that is so exciting news!!!! Congratulation!!! Happy Mothers Day!!!!


She's beautiful! Hopefully to meet her real soon and see you both too...

Hugs....

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I've been following your story since the beginning of your TTC journey. Soooo happy for all three of you!!! Hope you recover quickly from the csection. I had a labor just like yours but mine was almost 8 years ago and ended in csection as well. Congrats again :)
Kirsten (Keelargo83@aol.com)

vee said...

Oh wow! Many congratulations, mummies! She's beautiful! And so tiny in that car seat!!

Jamie said...

I, too, have been following your blog for sometime. Congratulations moms on a job well done!!! She is beautiful!

tiff said...

Huge congrats ladies!!! Thrilled for you both!

Hope said...

Oh my gosh! She is so beautiful! Congrats and happy mothers day ladies!!

Ali said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you!!! Enjoy, enjoy, take in every moment

tbean said...

Started reading few days before your first BFP. In June 2007. So happy to see you finally holding that precious miracle in your arms.

Merr said...

Oh wow! Congratulations! What a happy mother's day surprise for you! She is a beauty! Glad everyone is doing well.

Deb said...

"Came out peeing with an attitude." Love it! From one premature Taurus to another, go get 'em Gracie!

This Mom said...

Oh wow, that IS a surprise! She's absolutely adorable and you both look like proud new mommies. How wonderful. Congratulations to you all! Can't wait to see more of her and watch her grow and thrive!

Karen said...

Fantastic suprise!!! She's beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

Karen said...

Fantastic suprise!!! She's beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

Meredith said...

CONGRATS!!! YAY!!!!

Sparroweye said...

And soooo anticipated. Happy Mother's Day to the greatest Mom's ever. What a great Mother's Day gift. She is precious.

Jen said...

What a wonderful surprise! We are so happy for you. She is just beautiful! Congrats mommies!

Trinity said...

Congratulations!!

Toni :O) said...

Awww...she's beautiful and precious! Surprised the heck out of me to see she had arrived already...how wonderful! Happy first Mother's Day! Glad all is happy and well! Yay for you three!

welcome2ourworld said...

Oh wow...I didn't expect this post yet. Welcome to this world little One. I am sooo happy for your mommies :) All the best to your family...

jen said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful!

Penny said...

I love popping in everyday to see that picture! She is just beautiful ,,,,
hope all is going well and you are able to get some rest in between diapers and feedings !!!!!
First week checkup soon ! Looking forward to hearing reports on the happy little bundle !

hugs from maine !

Miz Kizzle said...

She's beautiful. How wonderful for you. Note for next time: I've always thought it's easier on all concerned to go straight to a planned C-section. I have three kids and just reading about thing like pitocin and effacement and labor makes me flinch.
I've never had a labor pain and I hope never to experience one.
Just a thought.
Did I mention that she's beautiful?

Lily said...

Miz Kizzle. Natural childbirth is the most incredible, beautiful experience you could imagine. I had my two this way and it was wonderful. So did many of my friends. I'm sorry you couldn't experience this. Fear of pain can get in the way of women experiencing something truly amazing. Natural drugfree childbirth leaves you energised and ready to face the busy days ahead with a newborn instead of recovering from a caesarean which is major surgery and leaves you unable to lift, drive etc etc. C-sections also have the potential to affect bonding with your new baby. I hope your comment doesn't deter mothers to be from having faith in their abilities to birth their children naturally.

Amalia said...

What a beautiful baby!! She is just lovely. Well done girls!
I totally agree with you Lily. People don't seem to realize that a C-section isn't just a straight forward procedure and carries many risks to both mother and baby. Sometimes it is the best and safest means for a baby to be born if medically necessary, but elective caesareans, just because someone is scared of pain, or for the parents' convenience is just wrong.

cannylass, aka Andrea_44 said...

Every time I look at the photos of Gracie I can't stop smiling and crying at the same time...happy tears for you both! Congratulations again. She is so precious. Enjoy every minute as they will go so fast.

Love from Canada.

Penny said...

Morning !
Checking in to see how the first baby appointment went ,
road trip soon ?
hugs

Sara said...

So happy for you. What a beautiful girl, and a beautiful family!

Anne Marie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!

Donna said...

A bit late to the party! Many congrats and hope that your first week as Mommies has been wonderful. :) I'm glad that she made it in time for Mothers' Day!

Jen said...

I know you ladies are busy but I'm dying for more pics and updates. I didn't post much either in Maddie's first few weeks due to sheer exhaustion and I later wished I had to capture it all and remember. (I know, it sounds like I'm only saying that to get you to post - maybe just a little...but it really is true). Hope you're getting some sleep as you enjoy your little beauty.

Anonymous said...

Lurker who has followed your story for the long journey you were on! What a beautiful destination! I love her name...my Gracie is Gracyn Maeve, though the name Greyson is gaining in popularity here in the south, it is only among boys so far. Your little one is the first other Gracyn (Gracie) I have heard "met". Congratulations!

msfitzita said...

Where have I BEEN??? CONGRATULATIONS!! I somehow lost track of time and didn't realize...anyway, I was so pleasantly surprised and delighted to find all the baby pictures on your blog when I popped in today - and to see that your little flower is home safe and sound.

ox