Thursday, March 26, 2009

Paige Lynne Jones

Well she is here! Here are the details mostly for my keeping. So if you don't want all the details you can skip and go to the pictures.
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I had been having a ton of regular and strong Braxton Hicks contrations for weeks (just like I always do). The week before my due date I was dilated to 3 cm and about 50% effaced and really soft. I went to my appointment the next week on Wednesday. I was one day past due. I only had a handful of contractions that day and went to my appointment at 3:00pm. I was going for a VBAC this time and couldn't be induced so I was going to discuss my options. She checked me and I was dilated to 4 cm and 70% effaced. She stripped my membranes and since I was overdue I had to get an ultrasound and a Non-stress test. During all of these test I started to get some painful contractions. I drove back to my sister's house (she had my kids) at about 5:00pm. The contractions stayed steady and strong. Our families ate dinner together and Brandon met me there. I was starting to have to walk around to feel better with the contractions. We decided to go to the hospital.

We got to the hospital at 7:15pm. They checked me and I was almost 5 cm dilated and 80% effaced. I got my epidural (yeah!) at about 8:45pm. and I was so grateful because the contractions were close together and pretty strong. She broke my water at about 9:00pm. At 10:00 pm they were getting stronger and I had to push the epidural button a few more times. I told Brandon I wanted the Nurse to check me. She checked me at 10:15pm and I was fully dilated and she was right there. Yeah!!! I started pushing at 10:30 and she was born at 10:46pm.

8 pounds 4 ounces
22 inches long
Apgar: 7/9

She is our biggest baby by 2 lbs.!!! She is beautiful!! We love her so much and we were so happy the VBAC went smoothly and we had no complications.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Due Date

Today is my due date and yes, I am still here. I hope she comes soon I am getting pretty sore and slow on my feet. I am trying to be patient. While I have been waiting for my sweet baby's arrival I have been working on her nursery. I am almost done. So I thought I would share some pictures.
We still need to put up crown molding. Brandon is going to build me a frame around a large mirror to go above the dresser. And I need to finish painting some details in the room. Anyway, here is what we have so far. Thanks to Hilary and Amy for all their help!!
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Sunday, March 8, 2009

38 weeks

...well almost 38 weeks. I think this baby is going to come sooner than later. I am feeling SO ready to have her here and not be pregnant anymore. Time has really gone by quickly with this pregnancy though. I guess having three kids to take care of and a busy husband keeps me pretty distracted. Wish me luck on a smooth delivery, and lets pray I don't have to have another C-section this time around!!
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