Saturday, January 21, 2012

So, I had a Baby...

It has been a while since I put anything on the blog, but mostly because I have been otherwise engaged.

On December 10 we welcomed our beautiful daughter Hazel into the world!

She was 8lbs 13oz of squishy baby love!

I was scheduled for a c-section on Dec 14 because she was measuring so big at my 36 week ultrasound, but when I woke up on the 10th, my water broke!

Of course, after it broke I showered, went to a cookie sale at the church down the block, had lunch with my mom and finished a few sewing projects! By 2 in the afternoon my mom was a nervous wreck and insisted I call the doctor. I'm not sure why I was so hesitant to call, except that I was afraid they would tell me I had peed my pants and it wasn't my water breaking!

I call my husband, who was at work, and told him I was going in to get checked out. He too thought it was a false alarm so he stayed at work.

When I got to labor and delivery the nurse explained that she was going to do a litmus test, but that they are more often than not unreliable. She said if it was negative, which they usually are, she was going to do a different test. She did the litmus test and was shocked by how definitely positive it was!

I called my husband at work to tell him it was "baby time" and he panicked! He got to the hospital in record time and was a babbling and pacing mess. I had to yell at him to sit down and shut up because he was making me nervous!

I was informed that the c-section would take place at 5pm that evening so we just had to wait.

At 5pm I walked into the operating room and by 5:19 we had a baby!

We didn't find out what we were having and it was absolutely the greatest feeling ever when the doctor held her up and said, "It's a girl!"

I was in the hospital for 3 days before we headed home. I LOVE our hospital, but I was so ready to be back in my own home.

Since then we have a lot of family visiting (glad that's over!) and we have been having a lot of fun!

Hazel is 6 weeks old today!