Introducing...

The past 2 1/2 days have flown by incredibly fast. I still can't wrap my head around the fact that I gave birth to my 3rd and final baby, making us a family of 5. As promised, here are most of the details...

I was scheduled to be induced on the 22nd at 7:30am. When we got there, the nurse was incredibly relaxed and sweet, but very slow. My doctor came in at around 8 and she still had not put my IV in or anything. He decided to go ahead and break my water since they had been so busy that day. I started to have a few contractions, but nothing serious. She finally got my IV in at around 8:15.

I wanted to get as many fluids in as possible before she started Pitocin so that I would be sure to get my epidural. She started the Pitocin shortly after starting my fluids, but turned it off as soon as my contractions started getting really regular and intense(which didn't take anytime at all). She quickly called in for my epidural.

He got me set up with my epidural, but it was only working on my right side at first(as it did with Isabella). Thankfully it eventually started working on my left side as well and I was feeling so much better. She started me back on pitocin at a 4 and put my catheter in at 10:00ish, where I was about8-9cm. It didn't take me long to start feeling a lot of pressure in my behind and I told her so at about 10:30. She told me to let her know when I had constant pressure(which I've never had??) but she would check me at 11 since it would have been an hour since I was last checked. My doctor happened to come in at about 10:45 to check on me since he had just delivered another baby. He grabbed gloves and I put my legs up. He took the sheet back and laughed, took his gloves off, and said, "let's have this baby!". I look in the mirror and baby girl's head is right there coming out. Everything for delivery was already covered on a table, so all they had to do was throw something under my behind and he put on his "delivery attire". He told me to go ahead and do a push even though I wasn't having a contraction and her head finished coming out. The cord was around her neck, but he quickly took unwrapped it. He then told me to do a small push and I guess it was a little too hard because she just kind of flew out. As a result, I tore pretty badly, but everything was fine.  At 10:56am our new little princess sailed into the world:



Kallie Jane
10:56am
7lb11oz
21inches
I didn't have the best experience with my epidural this time. It worked fantastically well at keeping the pain away and I didn't feel anything when he was stitching me up, but it took forever to wear off in my right leg. My leg was still tingly later that night! My back also hurt really bad. At just over 48 hours later, its starting to feel a little better, but still somewhat sore.

I really hate staying in the hospital. I got out after my 24 hours with Isabella, and couldn't wait to leave with Kallie Jane. Thankfully my pediatrician is also a relative and I've had 2 other children, otherwise they told me they may not have let me go home this time. Kallie Jane tested positive to Coombs disease which I honestly don't have the "correct" explanation to give you, but to us, it simply means that she has a higher risk for elevated bilirubin that could cause jaundice. Her levels were normal that night, but chances are good that they could rise too high. I promised to take her to the pediatrician this morning, where her levels were still within normal range, but they are playing it safe and ordered her a biliblanket. We will have her levels tested again in the morning and will go from there.

Everything else seems to be pretty smooth sailing. She weighed in at 7lb0oz this morning, but hopefully my milk will come in soon and that number will start to rise. I'm also still incredibly sore, but so thankful that I can be at home to rest and sleep on my own comfy mattress. Evan and Isabella both absolutely adore her and constantly want to hold her. Isabella is extremely protective.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. I am turning my computer back off until sometime next week and will be soaking up all of these glorious newborn moments - as most of you know, they go by entirely too fast!

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75 comments:

Jennifer Leigh said...

So happy for you and your family! She's beautiful! Enjoy her because you are right! They get big TOOOO fast!

Declan Cash's Mom said...

She's beautiful! Thanks for sharing and congrats!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Ahhhh! Congratulations, she is beautiful! I can't wait for this to be me :)

Mom vs. the boys said...

Congratulations! she is so beautiful!
I didn't have any pain meds with any of my births, so did I hear that right? the baby's head was half out and you couldn't even feel it? that's incredible!

SeeryusMama said...

Congrats! She's so beautiful!!

Tamara said...

She is so sweet! Congrats Dee! I'm glad to hear everything went smoothly for the most part. I hope you heal quickly.

Debbie said...

congrats to you both ..what a lovely family. God Bless

Anonymous said...

congratulations,what a beautiful baby girl!!!

Lisa Noel said...

so sweet!!!

Cascia Talbert said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl!

Diana said...

Dee - I just teared up reading your last last sentence! They do fly by - enjoy every moment!!! Too bad the OB wasn't wearing a catchers glove -sounds like he needed it! lol Congrats again, she's beautiful!

brandy said...

congrats she is gorgeous. the belli blanket is so much better than the bed. My daughter had bellirubin level of 20, she was completely yellow. So we ha d both the bed and blNKET. It was the hardest thing ever.

Sarah @ Minnesota Mamas Must Haves said...

Dee she is gorgeous! So happy for you. I'll pray for a speedy recovery for you and low bili levels for baby. Soak it all up!!

Amy said...

She's adorable, congrats!

Jus and Kat said...

Beautiful, congratulations to you and your family!

Teri M said...

Congrats again - love the name!!

jmerenberg said...

Congratulations! She is gorgeous and I love her name.

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

Congratulations!! She is absolutely beautiful <3

ChicnSavvy said...

Congrats!! I was so ready to see new photo's of your bundle of joy!!!

polly said...

congrats...she is so beautiful & what a sweet picture of the kids with her!
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Katie said...

she's beautiful! Congrats!

Anastasia said...

Enjoy this tough and precious time! It does fly by, my second is three months already :)

Melanie said...

Congratulations, she is so beautiful!

sweetpea08 said...

Congrats! She is beautiful!

Brenda said...

She is precious! 2 of my kids came to the screen to see her picture and said, "Awww! She's so cute!" Congratulations!

Molly said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful!, and you will never forget her weight, because it is the same as the convenient store..Ha Ha 7-11 Molly

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

First Baby girl is BEAUTIFUL!!! Second I LOVE baby girls name ...Love it! Third that picture of your 3 beautiful babies is precious . Congratulations to your whole family!!

Amy @ CoffeeWithTheMrs said...

She is beautiful!! Congrats! :)

Nancy StyleDecor said...

God bless you and your adorable family! Glad mom and baby are doing very well!

Doodle741 said...

Kallie Jane is BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations to your family!

Sara

Vanessa said...

Congrats mama!! She is beautiful!! :)

Charlotte said...

Congrats! She's so beautiful! You have a beautiful family. Prayers for a speedy recovery for you & little Kallie (love the name). Definitely enjoy those newborn days because their gone in a blink of an eye!

Katherine said...

Congrats! She is adorable. Love her name!!

Jill said...

Congrats Dee and family. She is adorable and I love her name. Hope for a speedy recovery for you and lots of snuggle time for all.

alissa apel said...

Congrats!!! She's really a pretty baby! I love your pictures.

Jenny said...

Congratulations! She's adorable!

Mommy Katie said...

Congrats!! She is precious!!!!!

Jackie said...

Congratulations! Glad it went well! She is adorable and you have a beautiful family!

tannawings said...

Congrats and Happy Birthday to the newest baby!

Not Just A Mommy! said...

Congratulations!!!

fancygrlnancy said...

Congrats!!! And what a perfect day.. same birthday as me. She is adorable!

Deb Dorrington said...

Congratulations Mama..She is so beautiful and I adore her name!

Medical Billing Software said...

Congratulations...after you have had a safe pregnancy and childbirth but be careful and take good care of the little one and also of your tired body.

Shaky Mommy said...

She's beautiful & I love that adorable outfit she's wearing in the first picture! Also, she looks like a Kallie! Congratulations, Mama, you did good. Try to get some rest! Hope you are healing well and will be praying the jaundice stays away.

Xmasdolly said...

Oh how wonderful! Your Full House is complete. I love love big brother kissing his baby sister. Oh Oh gotta go I'm gonna cry. CONGRATS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!

Katy said...

Congrats! She is adorable! Glad all is well!

AP Mommy said...

She is so beautiful! Congrats!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Karen Greenberg said...

Congratulations! Her name is beautiful.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

She's exquisite! Congrats to the happy family of 5!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Congrats. She's beautiful.

free indeed said...

Congratulations on the new little addition! Enjoy your new wee family!

Candace said...

Congrats and enjoy that beautiful newborn!!

Jessica said...

Congratulations! I love her name, it's beautiful. I don't like being in the hospital either, with both of my babies I went home as fast as I could!

donnymelanie said...

What a beautiful baby and what a beautiful family you have. WOW! I'm jealous that it took no time at all to give birth to her. You sit back and enjoy your time with your family. Thank you so much for all you do.
Melanie

Terri said...

Kallie Jane is beautiful! I love her name (my wonderful sweet maternal grandmother's name was Jane). I don't blame you for turning off your computer to spend time with you family. Evan & Isabella look so sweet with their baby sister. :-)

Felicia said...

Congratulations! What a cute name too!

Heather McDougle said...

Congratulations. She is so beautiful and your family is precious!

Angela Marion said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Michelle said...

Congratulations!

Terra H. said...

Congrats to your and your family! She's absolutely adorable. Love the personalized outfit and blanket.

The Mama said...

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful little girl, and a beautiful name as well. I absolutely LOVE that final picture of your 3 beautiful kids!

Nichol said...

I love the name you chose, beautiful! Congratulations:)

The Shopping Mama said...

Congrats again, Dee! She is so darling. I hope you are enjoying every moment with your sweet family.

Tamara B. said...

Such a beautiful little angel and congratulations to you and your family!

A Happy Hippy Mom said...

Congrats!!!!! She is so precious!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful family! Congratulations on your third. :)

Erika said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

My daughter tested positive for Coombs and she was jaundiced, but we kept her by the window in the sunlight as much as possible and she never need the bili lights. Little Kallie will be just fine.

Becca said...

What a little cutie patootie. Congrats! :)

Sam Dyer said...

Aaaah. She is just so cute and her name Kallie Jane is so sweet. Congrats and welcome to the new member of your family! :)

Peter Franz said...

What a wild time it is...

Chelsea said...

Love the picture of the kids holding the baby

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