Saturday, April 3, 2010

our april fools baby

we had an april fools baby.
i know it could've seemed like a joke, but it wasn't.
our maggie was born thursday, april 1 at 8:53 pm,
and it was quite the story.
after returning home from instacare with sam around 7:00
i knew we would be going to the hospital,
so i tidied up and got everyone's bag.
we dropped the boys off at pete's mom at 7:30.
we arrived at the hospital at 8:10.
i had been having very painful contractions the whole way to the hospital,
but they never got closer than 4-5 minutes all up until she was born.
they were so painful i cried on a few;
they were far more painful than i remember with the boys.
i was pretty sure i wasn't going to be able to do it without an epidural.
when we got to the desk to check-in i was feeling lots of pressure.
the nurse was concerned and wanted to check me right away.
pete finished checking me in.
the nurse was so anxious she didn't even take all of my clothes off.
she checked me.
she was shocked.
she said i was a 9-10 and completely thinned out.
the only thing holding maggie in was my bag of water.
thankfully my doctor arrived at 8:38,
broke my water,
and caught maggie 15 minutes later.
the total time we were at the hospital before she was born was 43 minutes.
needless to say it was the easiest and shortest delivery for me,
and the fact i was a 9-10 upon arrival helped me to know i could do it without an epidural,
and i didn't have one.
it was all perfect.
maggie is perfect.
and little.
only 6 lb. and 8 oz.
and beautiful.
with a small, perfectly shaped head.
and so peaceful.
she seems to already have such a mild disposition.
she is perfect.
i can't put her down,
and she seems happy about that.
i can't believe how different a girl feels from the beginning.
we are all smitten.


Leslie said...

Congratulations! Glad you made it there on time! Maggie is too cute.

Arin and Troy said...

She really is a perfect baby. I wish I was having a sweet little girl like her.

Candice said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You really look like a very happy family! Enjoy all your joys and tears. When you turn around twice they will all be grown. LaVon B.

Heidi said...

Congrats!! She is darling, what a beautiful family. Jen, you look amazing. Welcome Maggie! And Congratulations to all of you for your fabulous new addition.

Ashly said...

horray!!! Congrats! I"m so exctied for you. I'm so glad it all went so well for you. She looks adorable! I hope things go well now that you are at home. Good luck! I can't belive it will be my turn in a few short weeks! Yikes.

Ashly said...

btw, I have a bro in law with an April Fools day bday and it is SO much fun. He loves it and so does the rest of the family. It's a good holiday to have a bday on!

Suzie said...

Hooray!! People with birthdays on April Fools are the best!

Glad you made it to the hospital in time...sounds like me with Claire. Got to the hospital only about 40 minutes before she arrived.

Way to go and congratulations. Can't wait to see her in person!

P.S. Nice stitches, Sam!

BreAnna said...

Oh Jen what a beautiful birth story, a beautiful baby and a beautiful new beginning to the rest of your life. A perfect time to start new!

Roxey said...

I couldn't be more happy for you! I've been anxiously awaiting the news! She'just a doll, and I can't wait to meet her in person! Much love.

katwalk said...

I just love the 1st family pic, amy did you poise will and pete or did they do that on their own??Pete looks so very proud:) so so so thankful Pete is here for little mischief maggies arrival I don't think you would of made it with out the story..I hope you's only just begun..I think she's trying to show her true colors from the love love the boys holding her guessing it's the next day they look a little scruffy. sam has the same proud look like pete. I'm guessing everyone is just sitting around looking at her.that is what I'm wanting to do...

Ryan and Amy Harvey said...

Welcome to the world Little Maggie!

MaryKate said...

Congratulations! Wow, that was quick and she looks so cute!!!

Happy Housewife said...

Jen, congratulations! I can't believe how quick and "easy" your delivery was!! Lucky you. She's beautiful, and I'm happy that you're all doing well. And you look too good for just having a baby - it's been 5 weeks, and I still don't look that good.

Meghan said...

oh hooray for maggie. i am thrilled for you. and of course it wasn't so bad for you - you've been through way harder stuff lately. i can't wait to see more of her. congrats jen & pete

Dave & Em said...

Congratulations!! So happy for you guys!

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