Countdown is Over – Welcome Baby!

We made it to 37 weeks and on the day that I was writing my countdown post our baby decided to arrive instead.  Please join us in welcoming little Evelyn to our family.  She was 7 lbs 15 oz and 21 1/2 inches long.  She is perfectly healthy and has a sweet little personality.  She is always smiling in her sleep or chuckling over something funny.  Her big brother doesn’t quite know what to do with her yet, but at least he hasn’t tried to flush her down the toilet or throw her in the garbage can.

My mothering instincts told me that she was coming early and I was right!  We were able to get the office cleaned out and half of our bedroom setup for the nursery just in the nick of time.  My contractions started just after dinner early last week.  I had a feeling that they were the real deal and not Braxton Hicks.  I promptly jumped in the minivan and headed to JoAnn’s to buy some yarn to finish the baby blanket that I’m crocheting.  I also picked up some fleece for some jammies for Oliver and the lady behind the counter asked me when I was due.  I told her possibly tonight or tomorrow morning.  Cue shocked looks!  She asked me if anyone knew I was out driving and in labor and if I needed her to call someone.  I said that my husband knew where I was.  I also told them that he said I’d better hurry and get the yarn before my 20% off coupon expired during delivery.  Talk about saving a dime!

That night I labored away while everyone else slept.  By 5am, my contractions were 4-5 minutes apart and I woke everyone up.  We all got cleaned up, ate, packed the van, and hauled Oliver over to a friends house around 8am. I got to my doctor’s around 9:30am and guess what?  We were ready to have a baby!  We were sent to the hospital immediately and I was 5 cm dialated when we checked in at 10:30am.  Evelyn was promptly born at 11:55am.

There was no time for an epidural and my hubby owes his life to a fantastic labor and delivery nurse who got me through the worst of it.  We stayed in the hospital for 2 nights and have been home now for almost a week.  Wow!  I still can’t believe it.

2 Pennies will be taking a turn for the baby for a little bit.  I have baby on the brain right now and can’t help it!  :-)  As for this very minute, I am headed to bed.  I forgot how exhausting it is to be a moo cow 24-7.  I love my little girl, but she can be draining sometimes…

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One Response to Countdown is Over – Welcome Baby!

  1. Rebecca says:

    wow! I didn’t realize she was that early! And, you… going to Joann’s after labor started… what a true crochetist!!! And, no epidural… holy cow! You’ll have to tell me stories about that after January 9th… unless I have my own!

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