Friday, February 8, 2008

Happy Birthday My Sweet, Precious, Baby Girl!

Lily Mae
8lbs 21 inches
Born at 7:12 pm 2/8/07
Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

For those of you who didn't know, we are re-scheduling Lily's Bday Party for next Saturday since we all have the flu.

Heres a copy of Lily's Birth Story that I had typed up a couple days after I got home from the Hospital. I wanted to have it fresh on my mind forever and this definitly brings back memories. The BOLD red typing was added today. Happy Birthday Precious Lily! I'm so sorry that we're all sick and had to re-schedule your birthday.

Lets see I was admitted into the hospital on February 8, 2007 at 1:30 am after getting sent home twice that day!!! Anyways I was dilated to 3 and a half and at about 6:30 they gave me my EPI (after asking for it at 1:30 LOL and they said they would get the person in there and do it right then right..) anyways after epi at 6:30 I was dilated to 5 and a half and was at a 7cm by 8am!!! So we were progressing very well!! They said I would have my baby by noon! WOo hoo! At this point I wasn't feeling anything but pressure from the contractions! Then every time they came to check me I wasn't dilating anymore? So they gave me some pitocin and by 7:30 pm I was dilated to 9 and half cm but she wouldn't drop all the way into the birth canal and my cervix wouldn't go up over her head! They said that she was also facing upwards (Star gazing) instead of looking down. They had me pushing while they pushed down on my cervix and it just wouldn't work. Well My Blood pressure went really high and I remember them telling me stuff but I was "delayed" in my brain on info they were telling me. They seriously had to tell me 2 or 3 times before I comprehended that they were going to have to do a csection. I was in so much pain though after they gave me the pitocin b/c I had some 'hot spots' on my left side, so felt everything on my left side of belly and back and left hip... So anyways I am pretty upset about csec cause I could only have Jason go with me and I really wanted my mom to go. I was so terrified and couldn't quite grasp everything. But Jason did awesome! he is the best daddy! He loves her so much and helps me so much. I don't care what anyone says, csecs aren't all they're cracked up to be (Especially after laboring for 17 and half hours) but she was worth it! The worst pain was the belly pushing after an incision! I thought i was seriously dying. Jason was so funny b/c everytime I would close my eyes he would say frantically "Ashley! Ashley! You okay? Open your eyes!" and I would look at him and say "I'm just scared and resting my eyes" and he said "Keep them opened"! I think he thought I was dying on the table!

(I later found out that the drs told him he couldn't stay in the room if I fell asleep..)

After they got Lily out they said "the cords around her neck two times! No wonder she wasn't going down anymore than she was!" Of course I am scared and they're like "she's fine, she's fine!" and Then Jason goes to the table while they wash her and get her ready and then they show her to me for like one sec and leave! I'm on the table staring at my anistesiologist and he keeps saying "you're okay" well I was only suppose to be in recovery for 30 min but I was in there for over 1 and half hours! I was so upset b/c I thought everyone got to hold my baby before me. Then they let everyone else hold her after I loved on her. I'm going to say this now! She was def worth the pain and wait but she is the only one I'm doing it for! LOL jason still wants a boy for the family name to go on but..I don't think so...

(I already changed my mind and want at least one more baby )

Thank God I didn't get her dropped in the birth canal all the way before the csec. Especially since she had the cord around her neck twice!! She is beautiful!!!!!!


Ashley said...

aww.......I took some of those pics.....especially that hot one of you laying in bed!

Nicole M Wood said...

I forgot how much trouble you had. she turned out wonderful. It doesn't seem like it has been a year. I hope you both get better.

Jessica said...

Oh my word! She has the sweetest little cheeks! Where did you deliver? W.Regional? Willow?

♥Lisa♥ said...

I totally remember Lily watch!!!! waiting for all the labor updates!!

The Holloway Family said...

Happy Birthday!!! They're totally worth it aren't they? I went through 16 hours of labor and only progressed 1.5 CM, so I totally know what it's like. I also said I wouldn't have any more, but that's changed!

katiebear said...

happy birthday lily!!!!!

Brandy said...

Sweetness!! I am sorry you all are sick....I hope you can still use the invitations....which I'd like to post on my blog with your permission (person info will be marked out)--Hope you all feel better soon!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILY!!!

momma said...

Happy Birthday Lily! Get well soon. Can't wait to hear about her party- saw the invitation at molly and chach's - very cute!