I went into Feather River hospital at 8:00am August 12th to be induced. I had mild labor pains from 11:00am until 4:00pm. During this time I walked around the hospital room doing laps around Luke while we watched Lord of the Rings to pass the time. Then my water broke at 4:00pm! It felt like the baby just gave me a really big kick, and then warm water gushing down my leg. This is when I started getting REALLY uncomfortable and wanted to die from the labor pains. It really did help to have Luke there holding my hand the whole time and to hear encouragement from the nurses. The nurses knew that I wanted an epidural and they said that I just have to wait until my Dr. comes to give it the ok. Until then they gave me some pain killers through my IV. This did help me manage the pain, I couldn't really feel the constant smaller contractions, and I didn't feel like I was going to die during the big ones. Finally, the Dr. came and okayed my epidural at about 6:00pm and the anesthesiologist came an hour to an hour and a half later.He asked me when he came in the room, "are you sure you want an epidural?" And I said, "YES!" Luke was so amazed by my transformation once the drugs were in me! I was on cloud nine! I could feel the pressure of the contraction without all the pain! Hooray! Then my Dr. came in at 9:00pm to check how I was progressing, and she says to me, "Oh! Its time to push!" I was so excited. This was the biggest part of labor that I was dreading, but now that I had the wonderful drugs in me, I had no fear! My Dr. said it was one of the most pleasant deliveries she's ever done! We were talking and joking in between pushes. I only had to push for about 30 mins and then baby Naomi was born August 12, 2009 at 9:37pm. She weighed 8lbs 2 oz and was 19 & 3/4 inches long. She is such an amazingly wonderful baby! She just eats, poops and sleeps! I LOVE being a mom to her and taking care of her. When she's not eating, pooping or sleeping, she is so alert and is interested in whats going on around her! Our dog Rocky is sooooo curious about her, but is very respectful to me when I tell him to butt out! Our other dog, Josie, doesn't really care too much and would rather eat her bone. And, that's fine by me! We were so nervous yesterday when we finally were able to go home. We started thinking about how helpful all of the nurses were in answering our 2 million questions and how we're kinda on our own while at home. But she is such an easy going baby and sleeps so well. So far, I don't want to jinx it, she only cries when she needs something and I'm loving learning her cries so I can know what she needs. We feel so blessed to have such a wonderful addition to the family and we are excited to start this new chapter in our lives! And we just want to give a big thank you to our family who has been so loving and thoughtful to us!
So, I'm going to get induced early tomorrow morning! We are so excited! We are trying to get all the little random things ready tonight, like taking out the trash and just making sure the house is all picked up! Another little thing I did today was make another set of Bitty Booties! These are so fast and simple to make, I love it! I hope they fit the baby alright and that she'll love shoes. What am I talking about, she's my daughter... of course she will love shoes!!!
Here are some simple "Bitty Booties" that I made today. I got the pattern to make them from a really cute crafting blog called, hellomynameisheather.com. I wanted to practice making the booties with left over felt that I had before I went and spent money on ribbons and other embellishments to make some really cute ones!!! I'm excited to make some cheap bitty booties for my baby (that will hopefully come soon...) 'cuz you know my baby has to have cute shoes!