Sunday, September 2, 2012

We had our baby girl!

So I know I have been M.I.A from the blog for a while, but that is because we have been super busy at home with the boys and our newest little addition.  Our princess was born on Tuesday, August 7th at 9 o' clock in the evening.  I checked into the hospital the day before I was to be 39 weeks, due to a decrease in fetal movement.  The doctor's concluded it wasn't anything serious once they got the heart rate up on the monitors and did an ultrasound to look at baby.  They would have been willing to get pitocin started to get labor going since I was full term, but when they checked me, I wasn't dilated and baby's head was still way too high up, so as they were about to send me home, they noticed a quick decrease in her heart rate.  They kept me hooked up for another 30 minutes or so to keep an eye on her heart rate and sure enough, it dropped again.  That's all it took for them to realize something wasn't right and the baby wanted out.  So the doctors threw my husband a mask and scrubs and rushed me off to the operation room right away.  YIKES!  I definitely hadn't come in with the mindset that I would be having a baby that evening, much less a cesarean section.  I had a VBAC with my last pregnancy and was planning on doing so again.  But luckily, the operation went smoothly and our baby girl arrived with a super set of lungs and a perfectly rounded head.  Her big brothers adore her and I feel like the luckiest mom in the world.  I couldn't be more excited to have another girl in the house!  I love all my boys more than you could imagine, but it's about time we get some more estrogen in here.

I just can't believe she's already over 3 weeks old!  The time sure does fly.  Especially that newborn baby phase... it goes by in the blink of an eye.  That's why you've got to cherish every precious second with your babies.  I can't believe my big boy starts preschool on Wednesday.  It seems like just yesterday that he was a little, itty-bitty baby.  And my other little guy will be turning 2 in a couple of weeks!  Wait!  Is that?... Yup!  My little princess is now crying for me, so I am off to go feed my munchkin.  But I will be sure to update you all on our latest family excitement!  So be sure to check in! I will also be posting some of the fun pinterest activities that the boys and I have been doing lately.

Welcome Princess!
6lbs 9oz 19 3/4inch
September 7, 2012