Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sophia Jean

After the amneo, I felt a lot of pressure in back for the rest of the day. Mike and I went to bed at about 10:30 on the 18th and that's when the contractions started. Well I was not going to have another false alarm, so I ignored the contractions and went to sleep. I was up every twenty minutes in massive pain, having some major contractions that night. Since they weren't 5 minutes apart waited till it was time to go to the hospital at 5am on August 19th. We got to the hospital and I could barely walk! The contractions were now 5-10 minutes apart and way painful. They got me to a room and I told the nurse that I wanted an epidural whenever I could have one. So she checked my and said, "you might want that epidural now" I was like why? How far dilated am I? She said a 6!!!! dang! No wonder it hurt so much :) I went to Bryan LGH East and let me just say what a great delivery and stay I had. The Anestegeologist was there with in 20 minutes and he hooked me up! My last to deliveries were at Riverside General in Riverside, CA. They weren't horrible experiences but nothing like this one.
Dr. Lovegrove came in a bit later and broke my water and said I was at an 8. I flattened out at 8 so they gave me a bit of petocin and I shot to a 10. I started pushing at 9:55 am and Sophia Jean Scarlett was born at 10:46am, she was 8lbs exactly and 20 inches long.

My Parents brought Abbey and Maddie over that evening. The girls had waited so long for their new sister and she was finally here! My Mom said that Abbey didn't want to go to school that day. She told my Mom that she was sick. My Mom said why are you sick? Abbey said because I want to see the baby. Abbey, the big sister
Maddie, the big little sister Sophie, the little sister
Mike and his girls
Sophie's first bath, at the hospital...She is truly Mike's girl :)
Ahhhhh all clean

The Scarlett Girls
Getting ready to go home My Mom and the girls made us this great banner :)
Maddie feeding Sophie
Abbey's turn!
check out those lashes!!!
Sophie is a very good baby. She wiggles and whines a bit when she's hungry. But she is never demanding. If it's not time for a bottle I'll hold her or pat her and she'll go back to sleep or just hang out. She only wakes at night to eat and then goes back to sleep. If you know all the hoops I jumped through dealing with Abbey and Maddie, all of the crying, them and me, then you will appreciate how great it is to have a low maintenance baby. We are blessed to have this little love in our lives.


Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

Oh, what a doll! She is SO cute!! And I'm way glad to hear that she is such an easy baby. You deserve it! Congratulations!

melissa gargalis said...

She is so cute!!! Yay! Glad you had such a good labor/delivery experience. Enjoy your sweet baby. SO excited for you guys.

Anne Marie said...

Congratulations!! She's beautiful! I'm glad you and baby are healthy and happy.

The Marcroft Trio said...

She is beautiful congrats!!

Jackson 3 said...

Oh my gosh!! CONGRATS!!! We just welcomed our baby girl on the 16th!!