Tuesday, September 30, 2008

...And Then There Were Three...

Our Lilly has come!... I'll tell you how she got here...

At about 1:30 in the morning I woke up with some pretty strong contractions. I woke Steve up and told him that I was sure I was in labor, but that he should go back to sleep because I didn't want him to be tired. I left the room and got VERY anxious. I could only make it about a ten minutes without him before I had to go wake him up again. We hung out, watched tv, went for a walk (yeah... at 3 in the morning) and finally decided that my contractions were strong enough to go to the hospital at around 5:30.
We arrived at the hospital and found that I was dilated to 4 cm and 80% effaced, I labored there for an hour so that they could see if I was in real labor. When they came back an hour later I was still at 4 cm, but 85% effaced. They said that even though they were very sure they would see me later in the day, they had to send me home. So we left... but just a little bit relieved... it was much easier to labor at home!

As soon as we got home my contractions started getting more and more intense! I tried everything! It seemed like nothing REALLY worked, but there were a few things that helped just a little. I sat in a warm bath for a while, but that was a BAD idea because I started sweating and got a little dehydrated and faint. Pretty much after that, the only thing that helped was pacing, and lower back massage... at the same time. Poor Steve had to follow me around the tiny apartment like a choo choo train! I hate to say it but I got pretty snippy at him if he didn't hook on fast enough... but I apologized! Finally at around 11:30 I decided that we were going to the hospital for 1 of two reasons... 1) I had made significant progress and was ready to be admitted... or 2) I was going to get some pain medication. So, we packed up and got ready for the drive.


When we arrived at the hospital, they checked me and I had only progressed to 5 cm and 90% effaced.

I was tired because I had been up all morning pacing, so I agreed to an epidural, even though I originally didn't want one. I didn't recieve the epidural till about 12:30 pm ish, and although I was disappointed that I needed one at the time, and really wasn't happy with the fact that I couldn't feel anything...I'm ETERNALLY grateful for the that epidural right now!

The nurse had just finished getting everything settled from getting the epidural in when the babies heart rate dropped considerably. That was the scariest moment of our lives. The threw me on an oxygen mask and started flipping me from position to position, but it didn't seem to help. The nurses were flipping out and I could tell that Steve was scared out of his mind. Finally one nurse decided to check where I was, probably because they were contemplating an emergency c-section, and she found me fully dilated, and completely ready to have a baby, which can make the heart rate decelerate especially when the water wasn't broken yet. They called the doctor and he said he was on his way to come break my water and then we would see where we are. Right as he was walking in the door, my water burst and I was ready to push. I pushed about 5 times, and with the help of forceps, and a few other things that would have been absolute TORTURE had I not had an epidural....
Lillian Elizabeth Stott was born into the world at approximately 1:30 PM on September 30,2008. The tiny little girl weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz and was 19.5 inches long.



She has the most beautiful cry in the world.


She had some fluid left over in her lungs, so she was wisked away to the nursery right away to get her breathing normal... and she was also at risk for an infection which they are testing her for right this minute. (If not, I probably wouldn't be writing this right now... I would be looking into the eyes of my sweet baby girl!) Steve and I have had like, a total of 10 minutes with her since she was born, but we will see her soon.


I cannot tell you what it is like to see your child for the first time. Before she was born, Steve and I felt like we knew her, and now that she is here, it's like we've been friends for a very long time. She is such a sweet spirit, and I can't wait till I can hold her in my arms again. Steve and I hope to see everyone soon, and we'll post some better pictures of her as soon as we can.


16 comments:

Heather Stott said...

Thank you Thank you for the very promt up date and detailed news of the labor and delivery! I have been so excited for you all day! the funny thing is Brandon has been too! He would call me on all his breaks and ask have you herd anything else? Have you seen any pictures? It's cute! Thanks for the post! I will be looking forward to seeing more in the future and seeing her too! hope all goes well, and she is healthy and strong! I cant believ how tiny she is, Willian will always be bigger then her I am afraid! :)

Drew said...

aw! congrats! I cant believe you posted this the same day! you must have just been to hyped not to share it with everyone! I'm not gunna lie, reading this, it made me jealous that i wasnt going through the same thing! you guys are great. I love and miss you both. congrats again!

-Nikki

krystal jolley said...

You said you were going to post better pictures later but i think these pictures are perfect and precious! Congratulations you two! Ellie you look beautiful even after having a baby and Lily is beautiful too!

Fike's Lives said...

That sounds very similar to mine, Mark rolled onto his umbilical cord and suddenly there was no heartbeat. It was scary, but I am so happy to hear you two are doing well. You going to love being a mom!

Sarah said...

I am so happy that We got to come see your new family at the hospital last night. Lilly truely is precious! I am excited to see her more! I hope you get some rest in the hospital. Love ya sis. You did a good job.

Hollee & Jonah said...

Congrats Ellie and Steve! She is so beautiful. Ellie she is defiantly pretty enough. Lol :)I am so happy for you guys. I cant wait to see more pictures. Hopefully I will run into you guys again at wal mart and i will get to see her. lol. i love you Ellie!

Marc and Alexis said...

Congrats you two! Your baby is beautiful:) Hope all is going well, we will talk to you soon! Call if you need anything or want anything, love Alexis

Kevin, Kelsey and Annalise.... said...

Yay! She is here! You guys did a great job keeping your cool. She is gorgeous, and so tiny. Enjoy her while she is so small and precious! I can't wait to meet her. Love yah!

Kate said...

Congratulations you guys! She is adorable! I'm glad that she is healthy and finally here and that you are doing well! You will be awesome parents!

Jewels said...

oh goodness you 2 I mean 3 :) she is absolutely adorable!!! We were chatting in class hoping that the reason Steve was gone was because you were having the baby....so YAY!!!! can't wait to see your angel, have fun and CONGRATS!!!!

-JEWELS

Despain said...

Ellie and Steve,
O my gosh! You had your baby! I'm so happy for you. I told you you would have it! :) I hope everything went well and Lilly is doing fine! I can't wait for you to be back to dance! Take care both of you! Love ya!
Love Always,
Naomi Despain

Kenzie said...

you are the best ballet teacher ever!I hope you get feeling better. from mckenziechristiansen

Danielle Christiansen said...

congrats to you both she is beautiful. A week after my little Crew arrived. I am glad all went smoothly. You will enjoy every minute. Even the days like mine today. Non stop crying from gas.I mean the baby of course not me.

Houston and Rachael said...

congratulations! That is so exciting! What a beautiful baby! Bring her in soon so we can see her!

Sam said...

Congrats Ellie!!!! I am so happy for you and Steve! I can't wait till you come back to dance! love you!
-Sammy gomm

Cami & Martin said...

Congratulations! I am so jealous of many women's labor stories (I labored for 24 hours and pushed for 4 hours!). I'm glad it wasn't that bad for you as far as length, but the heart rate thing is scary! (Luckily they didn't tell me when my baby's heartrate was down.) Anyway, hooray for epidurals! And hooray for adorable baby girls!

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