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Old 07-07-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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Little Emma arrived on July 4 at 7:22 pm weighing 7lbs 13oz and 21.5 inches long. Labor and delivery went great! She was one day late...and I was trying to be patient still being pregnant and hoping that my mom would be able to stay until she came...and everything worked out perfectly. We went to fireworks on the 3rd (because for some reason that's when our city had them this year ), went to a pancakes in the park get together the morning of the 4th, then the parade, then played in our pool in the backyard and went to buy a few new plants for the yard. I kept having a few BH contractions off an on during the day that seemed a bit more intense than usual, but didn't want to get myself too excited.

Around 5:10 I had a contraction that I knew was REAL. Started timing and they were regular from then on. We headed to the hospital around 6:20 after getting the last few things together around home. The nurses had a room all set up for me because my hubby is wonderful and told them to be ready to have a baby fast! Got up to the hospital around 6:45. Still contractions were about every 4-5 minutes apart and I felt great in between, so we got all checked in. At 7 was the shift change for the nurses, so our first nurse went to find our next nurse...and then the contractions really started coming one on top of another and I felt like it was time (of course while there is nobody in the room!). My hubby pressed the call button to get a nurse back in there, and they are fast when you tell them you need to push! A nurse finally checked me and I just had a lip of cervix left and a bulging bag. My doctor was the on call Dr. and she had just returned from dinner at 7, so perfect timing again...and she told me "well I can break your water and you'd be ready for delivery or we can wait." Ummmm...I'm not sure why I would wait and continue to have constant contractions when I could be DONE!!! She broke my water at 7:20, next contraction started within 30 seconds and baby was out by 7:22. Then the Dr. turned to my husband and told him "if her water ever breaks at home, you are in trouble!"

Emma is perfect and we love her! Here are a few pictures:


Getting ready to head to the hospital



Brand new...and hungry!



Getting weighed



Just perfect!



Long toes, courtesy of daddy!



The big sisters!



Helping the Dr. check out Emma



Heading home

My mom was such a great help and having her here meant that my DH could stay with me in the hospital. She had to head home today but I'm so glad she was here!!! Emma slept great last night and is doing an awesome job nursing. We'll see how next week goes once hubby starts putting some hours in at work. We might have some interesting days ahead, but the girls LOVE their new little sister!!!

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Old 07-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #2
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soo beautiful! And what a wonderful birth. that's great!!!
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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Sounds like a perfect awesome quick birth! Such a beautiful baby!
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Congratulations! Sounds like you had a great birth
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:18 PM   #6
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Congrats!! That sounds soo similar to my DS's birth, I was at the hospital 45 minutes before he was born, and half that time was the doctors telling me not to push til they could get sterile equipment set up!

And you have a very beautiful family!
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She is beautiful! What a wonderful family! Congrats
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Congrats and welcome to the world sweet little princess!! Great birth story
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