Friday, January 16, 2009

She's here!! Geneviéve's birth story...


She has arrived!

Geneviéve Felice Olmstead was born via c-section at 7:04 PM on Wednesday, January 7th.
She weighed 6lbs 11oz and is 20 inches long.

Our little sweet pea is the light of our lives...we are enjoying every single second with her!

So on Monday the 5th I went to the doctor and he told me I really had not progressed at all. About an hour later I started experiencing what I assumed was cramps at first, but turned out to be back labor. It wasn't really regular intervals so I didn't think much of it although it did keep me up most of the night. The next day it died off a bit while my parents were here from Charlotte to go to lunch with us. I had been having suspicions by this point that perhaps it was back labor and debated telling my parents to stay, but didn't.

After lunch it started becoming more and more intense and regular. By 11 PM they were 5 minutes apart and lasted a minute each. I have to say, I don't know why I didn't go in then, the pain was unbearable! Honestly, the pain was worse than anything I ever could have imagined- I couldn't even stand up. At 6 AM we went to the hospital and it was indeed back labor! By the time we got there I was 5cm dilated and fortunately was able to get my epidural almost immediately.

I felt horrible that my parent had gone home the day before because by this time there was freezing rain, etc. They headed out anyway and fortunately made it safely. Two of my best friends also joined us until I was ready to push which was nice and distracting!

I pushed for 3 and a half hours with no change. They tried the vacuum and it made no difference. It turns out my pelvis just wasn't big enough for her to get through and they decided to do a C-Section.

I have never, ever had surgery for anything and got really scared right before going in, but Dr. Stuart was great! Because of the anesthesia I wasn't able to take deep breaths and that combined with my arms being strapped down and all the drugs totally made me freak out. They were great though and very reassuring!

The pain from the c-section was worse than I thought it would be, but the nursing staff was wonderful!

We took her to her first appt. with her pediatrician today and she's doing well! She now weighs 7lbs 3oz!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Update

So we went to the doctor today. Pretty much no progress. They will induce on Monday the 12th!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

40 Weeks- D-day

Well, it's our due date! Unfortunately, I don't think she's coming today, despite my very long chats with her. Either which way I cannot believe it's been 40 weeks! I'm still having a hard tome believing I'm actually pregnant sometimes eek

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Un.Im.Pressed.

That's right, I'm unimpressed. I'm not going to candy coat this people, I'm cheesed off! Oh yes... I said it! Cheesed off! Perturbed! To heck with this!

So, I'm 4 days away from my due date and although they have been saying forever that they thought I would go early, it now appears I will not. Now, 3 days before my due date my cervix is doing nothing. Nada. Zip. Zero. It's going "Baby? What baby?" NO contractions (until tonight) for TWO DAYS! I feel like I'm going to lose my mind! The kid is huge! Her head is dropped! I went into preterm labor at 33 weeks, but now that I'm at the end she doesn't want to come out!

Seriously, what...the...french...toast is going on here?

Geneviéve Felice, this is your mother speaking! This is no time to play the cool kid! You don't have to show up late to your own birthday party for everyone to know how great you are!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

39 Weeks

Hi all... 7 days until my due date, but my belly feels like it's about to explode. I've given our little bambina an eviction notice, but clearly she is ignoring it! Not much to say, we're still just waiting, waiting, waiting!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

38 Weeks

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn I am sleepy! I am overly tired but cannot seem to ever get comfortable enough to actually sleep. We went to the doctor on friday... he said that she is a very, very active baby, somaybe she'll be a hockey player like her dadwink. She is measuring about 7.25 pounds eek and I am now on partial bed rest (which, by the way, is royally boring).

I don't think she is ever, ever coming out.

Ever.

I am going to be pregnant for-ev-er.

le sigh.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dance Party

She's having a dance party in there, I just know it... it's so cool, but SO weird to watch her go wild in my belly...

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