Monday, November 23, 2009

she's here!

The cliffs' notes version: I started labor last night at around 6pm. Contractions got closer and heavier at around 8pm. By 9pm they were 4 min. apart. I delivered her at 10:02.

And I finally got the epidural once I was at 10 cm. Good times.

PLEASE don't tell me I didn't even need the epidural at that point. Of course I realize that now. But I was out of my mind in pain. Just getting the epidural at all was what I really needed.

Gretchen Amy (Our Last Name)
11/22/09
10:02 p.m.
7 lbs. 9 oz.
20 3/4 inches long

34 comments:

StaceyC4 said...

YEAH!!! congratulations!!! She is beautiful. Enjoy some peaceful resting time to snuggle with your girl1

Emily said...

oh and now I have baby fever! :) She is gorgeous!!!! And I SO love her name. Gretchen is one of my favorite names. Hope y'all adjust to life w/ 5 soon!

Sturgmom said...

So precious!! Congratulations!! Prayers for an easy adjustment and lots of sleep!

Em said...

Oh happy day!!!! She's beautiful.

Congratulations and try to take care of yourself too - I know, I know.

Jen said...

I saw your tweet earlier and I was waiting and waiting for this post. I am so happy for you. And I am so glad that every thing went alright. I guess all those tricks you were using worked.

I think that it is so sweet that she has your name.

McVal said...

Congratulations! She's a keeper! Your blog still says you have 1 day to go.

Courtney said...

Congrats. Hey you asked and you received (5 1/2 hours later.) She's a cutie and I love the name.

Gigi said...

She is absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!

McMommy said...

Oh my goodness...so the massage WORKED??? How exciting!!!! She's so cute!! Love her name and that she is named after you!

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh. She's beautiful. And you named her after you? I love it. I want to kiss her on those cheeks. At least now I know why you were on my mind so much yesterday. Like all day long I kept thinking about you and her and the whole family. I'm so happy for you all.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

She is so sweet!!! Congrats!!!!!
And just read your lower post so I am guessing that massage really worked :)
YAY!!!!

Aunt Crazy said...

Congrats!!! She is adorable :)

Foursons said...

Awww...CONGRATS! She is beautiful- and WOW you went into labor all on your own! How did it feel?

Anna See said...

Lord have mercy! She is absolutely beautiful!!!!! Congratulations to the whole Texan Mama family.

OHmommy said...

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Michelle said...

Congratulations! She is gorgeous!

A Lil Enchanted said...

She is soooo beautiful!.... Congratulations :)

A Lil Enchanted,
~LaShan~

Frogs in my formula said...

Congratulations!

Karly said...

What a cutie!! Congratulations!

Mama B said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful!

Missy said...

She is beautiful!
Congratulations!!!

Scary Mommy said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! So happy for you!!

Bridgett said...

Perfection. She's lovely. Sounds like you went without induction, is that right?

jori-o said...

Yay and hooray! She's beautiful!

Every Day Goddess said...

Congratulations!! She is gorgeous!!

Bear and Bones Mama said...

She's beautiful! Good job. I'd say try and sleep, but hahahhahahhhahahah.

Someone Being Me said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Tammy Howard said...

Congratulations! She is just beautiful!

Heather said...

Congratulations! She's gorgeous!!!

anymommy said...

OH! She's beautiful!! Congratulations Texan Mama and family. What a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

So so gorgeous. I'm sorry I'm late to the congratulatory party, but still immensely happy for you.

<3

phd in yogurtry said...

I'm new here (a fellow texan momma, sent here by badmom) and how exciting an introduction -- a brand new baby! Congratulations! Here's wishing you many blissful hours of sleep, both you AND the baby :)

Elaine A. said...

Oh look at that precious face! Congratulations on your new little addition, so sweet! :)

Jen said...

Wow
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Congrats, TM!

THis is Pinky, by the way.

Hugs to you.