Monday, August 08, 2011

Baby story #2

My sister has recently started blogging again, prompting me to do the same. Unlike her, I am going to travel back a few months, and tell the story of baby girl #2.....
Aliza's little sister was quite kind, she actually gave me a full week off after I stopped working, unlike Aliza, who arrived the night that I stopped work. I went to bed Sunday night June 5th, giving baby girl firm instructions to stay inside one more day because I had an interview for a new job scheduled Monday morning and my regular doctors were not on call that weekend.
You guessed it- baby girl had other plans. I woke up at 10:54 to my water breaking- just like Aliza's birth. This time I was an old pro and I knew what was happening. I woke Russ up, called my parents and my in laws and grabbed the hospital bag that had been packed for quite some time. We headed to the hospital, accidentally taking the longer route and arriving after my mother and sister. Along the way I emailed the people I was to interview with, explaining why I wouldn't be there. Contractions were intense and fairly close together, but I assumed I had a few more hours to go and spent some time debating whether or not I wanted the epidural this time around. The doctor arrived to examine me and he was surprised to discover that I was already fully dilated and ready to go. I admit, I didn't believe him at first, wondering how I could possibly be fully dilated already. But it turns out I was and she was ready to arrive.....once again, no epidural for me. I believe at this point I turned to Russ and told him that if my pregnancy hadn't been so difficult, I would have lots of babies because my labor is so ridiculously fast--although since I was in the midst of contractions I have since told him he couldn't hold me to that statement. Luckily it didn't take long-- a few pushes, a nurse asking if I wanted to feel her head and my response "no, I just want her out!", a few more pushes and she arrived, our second little miracle.
Emma Rose
Born June 6th, 12:59 (yes, a mere two hours and five minutes after my water broke)
6 lbs 13 ounces
20 inches long