Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hannah is here!

I just got back home today, and I am so happy to be in my own space again. Although the energy radiating off my other three kids is enough to drive me back to the hospital. They can't get enough of Hannah or me for that matter. It's amazing how just 2 days gone and they act like I have been gone for 2 weeks. It has been a great experience though, the hospital was great the epideral worked (Hallelujah!!!) and Hannah is just the cutest thing ever! It all started early Thursday morning when I woke up at 3:30AM to go to the bathroom. After I laid back down I got a pretty serious contraction. It was the first, so I just dismissed it as I fell back to sleep. About 20 minutes later another one was so bad that it actually woke me up. That was a first for me, so I started to get a little paranoid and nervous. I couldn't fall back to sleep and I started timing them. They become closer together and at 11 minutes apart I figured I should get in the shower and get ready to go to the hospital. At about 6:45 AM I was hit with the BIG one that told me to jump in the car right away. It was the beginning of the crying for mommy contractions. Going southbound on the 101 in the morning is THE worst time and place to go into labor. It took us 30 minutes to take a 10 minute drive and my contractions were getting worse and closer. When we got to the hospital my doctor had already warned them that an old pro was coming in to give birth so they had everything ready for me. Even the anesthesiologist was waiting outside the room! As soon as we came through the doors the nurses say, "You must be the one giving birth to #4!" I got all hooked up and then played the waiting game for a little while. Finally at 12:45PM Hannah decided to stop hiding and enter into the world. She is 7lbs and 14oz and 21 inches long. She really is a carbon copy of the other kids, but I think she mostly looks like Emma. Even when Emma came to visit me in the hospital and we let her hold Hannah, it looked like Emma was holding the baby version of herself, it was very twilight zone-ish. Now the fun starts of being a mom of 4 kids instead of 3.

Tobie came in that first night, held Hannah for about 30 seconds and then asks, "So, do you get Cartoon Network in here?" He's an old pro to!

Emma has been really apprehensive about the new addition. She didn't even want Hannah leaning on her, she coiled away like she had the plague or something. But she has really warmed up to her since I have been home. In fact my two mother hens as I like to call them, are constantly fighting over who gets to hold Hannah.

Miriam was and still is the most excited to have another sister. She has been so cute with Hannah, commenting on how she has such tiny hands, and tiny and feet and my personal favorite how she has such a tiny chin. She is going to be such a great big sister!


Aleisha said...

Awwwww, Congrats! She does look just like all the others. Strong genes you have there. She is a doll. I am glad to hear everything went well. Good luck, you are going to have your hands full. =o)

Chelle said...

Hey, where are the pics of her without her cap? She is just adorable!

thebohans said...

CONGRATS! She's Adorable, just like all the other kids! And you're taking kids to preschool and everything already!? You are a great mama!

The Lemon Family said...

OH MY GOSH...I didn't know you were having # will be an old pro and I will be coming to you for advice come March...I have to admit that I am a bit nervous...she is beautiful along with the other 3

GOOD LUCK...You will do great.

The Iverson Family said...

congradulations... she is so cute. and you look great, you should see my hospital pictures. (but i burned them) love you!!! and congrads again.

Meredith said...

congratulations!!!! she is beautiful and I love her name!