Thursday, January 13, 2011

She's here!!!

Name: Annie Lynne Millar
Birth date:1-11-11
weight: 8 lbs 6 oz
length: 21.5 inches

If you want the gory details read on....

Monday my mom flew in. We ate a great dinner as a family and then Drew and I said our goodbyes and we left to the hospital to be induced. We got to our room, changed, settled in, watched some football game. It's funny, for some reason while I'm in labor Drew picks what we watch. With Mac it was football, and with Gray it was the French open. It's ok inbetween timeouts I got to watch "Dan in real life." Since I was still dilated to a 3, I was put on a low pitocin drip overnight. When I woke up I was dilated to a 5.

7:00am: doctor broke my water, upped the pitocin a little. I was determined to do my part in getting me to progress. I walked around and bounced on the yoga ball.
9:00am: my mom showed up
10:00am: dilated to a 7. Got a little anxious to have this baby out and told the nurse to up the pitocin
10:30 am: hard, really hard contractions. regretted my decision to up pitocin-moved to the bed
11:00am: pain but manageable. Turned off the tv and I stopped talking all together.
11:20 am: continual pain. Nurse prepped the room for delivery
11:37 am: told the nurse I needed to push
11:40 am: started pushing without doctor. finally felt some releif to the pain.
11:40-11:46 am: my body took over and I pushed until I broke a blood vessel in my eye, while the amazing doctor turned posterior baby
11:47 am: one last push and I finally got to hold my baby girl

totally exausted but feeling pure joy

It was so great having my mom in the delivery room. With the boys' births Drew and I decided we wanted it to be just us, but for some reason, for Annie's we both wanted my mom there. Because I was planning on doing the delivery naturally we were all a little nervous-especially my mom. We all knew if I couldn't hold it together, there was no way my mom was going to be able to. But I promised the minute I was mean or started yelling-crying, I would get an epidural. Turned out the delivery could not have gone smoother and I kept my end of the deal. I'm so glad Drew and I could share this experience with her! Something none of us will ever forget.

Every time the boys came to visit it got a little crazy. Mac was a nervous wreck, asking every so often if the doctor was going to give me or the baby a shot and Gray made himself at home...
First family photo. Baby Annie only 8 hrs old

Getting ready to go home...

We love this little girl so much! As you can see, she looks so much like Mac but there are some differences. She has lots of blonde hair, a much smaller size head -2 inches to be exact:). Blue eyes and little tiny ears. She's such a good baby. Loves to nurse and rarely cries- we are hoping this good behavior continues:)