Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Queen Bee has arrived!

The day has finally come and gone! I went in to the hospital with a scheduled induction on November 16. Her due date was the 23rd, but she was measuring a little big, so we decided to take her a week early. We thought she may come on her own, since 5 days before my induction, I was already dilated to a 4 and 90% effaced. AHHH, I was so nervous! I had never gone into labor on my own before. But, we ended up making it to our scheduled appointment for Monday morning the 16th.


Everything went very quickly! I received the pitocin at about 9:30am, my water broke on its own at about 11:00am. I got my epidural about a half hour later (which worked great! As usual) and I could feel around 1:00pm, that she was ready to come out! When they checked me, I was right, we were ready to push, but since we weren't expecting it so quickly we had to wait for Dr. to arrive. Once she arrived, I gave it a couple good pushes and she was out in about 60 seconds.

Queen Bee was born November 16, 1:16pm, weighing 8 lbs, 9 oz, 20 inches long. She is SO CHUBBY to me! I just LOVE IT! She came out just perfectly! I was hoping she would be right between her brothers, and she was. However, she is a short little thing. Both her brothers were 22 inches long. She has some dark hair, but not too much. Both the boys had a lot more than her, but we'll take every strand of hair we can get, cause I'm pretty sure she'll be bald for a while.


Daddy was a great coach! He is always wonderful during labor. He got to cut her cord, and even got to help give her a bath (which was a first for us). He loves his little girl so much already! And she is already such a Daddy's girl. She has him wrapped around her little finger!! I have been recovering pretty well. The after labor pains are MUCH worse the 3rd time around. I was sort of expecting it, but hoping it starts to fade soon. I hate taking pain medication, and I'm sick of feeling tired and dizzy from it. But other than that, we are enjoying our little addition!

The boys weren't able to visit her in the hospital, so they had to wait until we brought her home to meet her. We only stayed at the hospital for one night. When we brought her home on Tuesday, the boys were pretty indifferent about it. Big brother said a quick hi, then ran off to play. Mama's Boy ran straight to me and was a little afraid of Queen Bee. He wouldn't touch her and didn't even want to look at her. But now he has really warmed up to her. He likes to watch her from a bit of a distance, but he will give her kisses and likes to point to her. He hasn't been mean to her at all yet, so I'm hoping he won't. Big brother likes to take her things and is already protective of her stuff when Mama's Boy tries to get into it. He says, "no, thats babies, no no". So our little family is adjusting.

We are loving having a little girl around. So far, she eats and sleeps wonderfully! But they all kind of do for a few days. So I won't say anything more, I don't want to jinx our good sleeping / eating baby.

Having three now has made things busy around here and its only been a few days, but I think we'll manage just fine! I'm excited for mine and The Boss' first night away tonight! We are going to see the midnight showing of New Moon! I am so excited and so grateful my sweet husband is willing to do this with me! We'll try to keep you updated on our little growing family, although we are moving in a week and a half, so it may be while before you hear from us again. But I promise... I'll try!!

16 comments:

Chandler and Dani said...

She is the cutest and sweetest little newborn ever. My sister Emma is 7 now and she is such a princess! I think it's a charateristic of Emmas. Enjoy your little princess!

Jones said...

she is SO beautiful!!!

good luck on the move!

Jones said...

oh and I agree the after contractions were tons worse after the third!

Christina said...

She's so precious and I'm impressed you're out and about just a few days later! So sweet of Aaron to do that with you! I love the coloring in the pictures with the polka dots.

Delirious said...

She is beautiful! I'm so glad it went well for you! You certainly don't look in the pictures like someone who just gave birth! We are happy for you!

Paige said...

You are gorgeous. SHE is gorgeous. I'm so happy for you and your wonderful family. I love all the pictures.

Katrina said...

She is precious! And she is a chubby little thing...she look s like she has already been nursing her for a month!! I like mine that way too!! Are you loving all of the pink and brown? And her bracelet....oh she will be all girl won't she.
I can't believe how smooth your delivery went. Mine are always really rocky and scary in some way or another. It's never that easy.
I cannot believe that you went to New Moon last night...I went last year when Talon was a baby but he was 2 months (and stayed home with John). Did she come...or did your mom have the kids? I am so glad you were able to do that...WE LOVED IT!!! HOLY COW!!!! SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE FIRST HUH????? I'm SO tired! I need your address when you get a chance...you have a girl now and of course I know how to spoil girls. Miss you!

Vicki said...

She is darling--Congratulations!

Mike and Tiffany said...

What a sweet little baby! She is beautiful!!! Congrats! I'm glad everything went so well, and is still going well. :)

Good for me to hear, I'm a little nervous to add a third child to the mix here in 6 or 7 weeks! And not looking forward to the pains afterward! :(

Good luck moving! Man, you guys are brave! We moved about 6 weeks after I had Chloe, I couldn't imagine doing it right after! Hope the move goes smoothly for you guys!

Colleen said...

She is so sweet and so perfect! What a beautiful little girl your Emma is! Congratulations, I am glad everything went smootly and that she is healthy and everyone is adjusting just fine. Hooray! Good luck with the move and I hope you enjoyed the movie! So so so cute!

Lauren Evans said...

Such an angel baby! This blog has got me wanting my baby SO BAD! I am done waiting!!

Jill said...

Congrats!!!! Little Emma is sooooo beautiful!!! Little girls are so much fun! I love all the bows and accessories! Enjoy every moment!!!


PS--Wasn't NEW MOON Awesome!!! :0)

Alyse said...

What a doll! Congratulations you guys!

Bonnie and Brian Wayne said...

SUCH cute pictures! I love the hair bow and the polka dot blanket and her little bracelet - seriously to die for cute!!

CONGRATULATIONS - what a cute family you are!

Life on Pelican Street said...

Shes beautiful!! Congrats guys!!!!!!

Beth's Blue Blog said...

A big Congratulations to you!! I'm so happy for you and that you guys are healthy and in your new home. You all look really good, too!