Friday, December 11, 2009

Baby Amilee is finally here!! :D

Baby Amilee is finally here!! She came four days early from her due date on December 10th, 2009 at 5:55 pm.  She was 6 lbs and 5 oz and 18 inches long.  She has a lot of beautiful black hair!  She is so little and cute. She has been very alert and smiley since she was born.

I started having contractions about three weeks ago, and I started slowly dilating. This past weekend, the contractions got pretty bad and I started having back labor.  On Monday, I went to the doctor and I was 3 cm dilated, 90% effaced, but the head was all the way down.  The doctor said she would be surprised if I didn't go into labor this week.  The contractions worsened over the week and on Wednesday night they started getting pretty bad.  Around 2 am, they were 8 minutes apart and kept getting closer and closer together.  Around 5:30, or 6 in the morning, Samuel woke up to go to the bathroom and I was in so much pain.  He said we were going to the hospital even though I didn't want to.  We packed some clothes and I took a shower and off we headed to the hospital.  We got to Labor and Delivery and they checked me and I was at 4 cm dilated with my water ready to break, so they decided I could stay and to admit me. I decided to get my epidural ASAP because I had been toughing out the pain long enough. It really helped.  I kept dilating even more and I got to a six and a half and was kind of at a stand still because my water was still not broken. We finally went and got the doctor and she broke my water and it started to go pretty fast from there.  I started feeling too much pressure, so I got some stronger medicine.  It worked for a little bit.  Then the pain just got worse and worse and I could feel everything, so they gave me more medicine and it didn't even touch the pain.  It was then time to push and I could feel everything because my epidural started to wear off.  I even started to begin to feel my legs.  But we started pushing after the doctor got there, and having the worst pain of my life, we pushed for about 10 min and baby Amilee arrived into this world!! It went very fast and hurt terribly.  But she is so beautiful.  She was very alert and already smiling and has been ever since!!

The past night and a half, we have been working on getting her to breast feed. She is getting the hang of it, but has to have a little bit of formula supplement to keep her blood sugar up.  She is really healthy though and we are all doing well.  We are just very tired, but eager to go home tomorrow!! We are so thankful for our bundle of joy!! And we are thankful for our family and all the help they have given us!! We love you all!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Almost here!!!

There are a lot of things that are almost here!! This is a very exciting time for us. 

Amilee Grace is due in two weeks, but could be here any day now, and that is very exciting.  This last part of the pregnancy has been very tiring for both of us, but especially me, since I no longer get good or even decent sleep and I am just uncomfortable all the time.  I started having contractions about a week and a half ago and I have started dilating, so that is a good sign, but we wish she would just hurry up and get here. 

Samuel has one week left of school.  I still have a couple more, but I am glad he is almost done, and so proud of him.  He took 18 credits this semester, so it was rough a lot of the time, especially since he was working as well.  I am glad he is going to be done before me, so that when Amilee gets here, we will only have to worry about my finals and not his also. 

My family is moving to Saratoga Springs, near Lehi, this weekend, and we are happy that they will be close again.  We love Texas, but it is just so far away for us, that it is hard to get there, and expensive. We are poor college students, so it's hard to afford to go to many places, so it is great they are just right up the road.  Plus they want to see their first grandbaby a lot.  My dad has been up here the past month and half working and he flies home to bring up the family this weekend.  It will be fun.

Things seem to be moving right along for us.  We are excited for all the new adventures that we are about to have.  We can't wait for this new chapter of life to begin.  We are happy.  We love each other, and are trying our best to follow the Lord in all things!!!