She is finally here! After such long months of waiting, experiencing a different pregnancy from the first, chasing around my sweet 3 year old (which can wear you out!), Taylor Enone Bailey is finally here! She arrived at 8:10 am being 8.8 lbs and 22.5 inches long! Hows that for a tall baby?! Matt and I decided to be induced since we were so anxious and my mom is here and I wanted her to be here as long as she could with the baby here. We were scheduled to go in at 2 pm on Friday the 15th if it wasn't too busy. Our doctor called us at 2 and said it was too busy and that he would call at 7. We were bummed but we kept right on being busy until 7 and during that time I had been having contractions all day. Our Doctor called again and said, "Are you ready?" Yep we were ready! My mom stayed home with Brooklyn while we went to the hospital (we live like 2 mins away... so nice!). I was admitted as soon as we arrived which was close to 7:30 pm. I had to have two doses of penicillin while they induced and wanted to be done with the penicillin before giving me the epidural. So that took about 5 or 6 hours of waiting time. Let me just tell you penicillin hurts! Boy does it hurt! I actually cried.... The nurses took care of it and then the pain went away but by golly that was not expected! :) Around 3 or 4 am I was contracting pretty regularly and close and it was so painful... I kept think what are those woman thinking who have babies naturally? Why on earth would you pass up epidural... well I dunno but if there is pain free medicine... Oh I am taking it! :) I got the epidural close to 5 am and slept for about 2 hours before the doc came and broke my water (I was dilated to a 6 then). Soon after they checked again and I was close to a ten so quickly that by 8:00 am I was pushing! I only pushed for about 4 contractions which took about 10 minutes and at 8:09 am, Taylor was born! I couldn't help but cried during the pushing and it made it hard to push with the air mask they had me wear because the baby's heart rate was dropping. Towards the end, they used the vacuum as the doctor was nervous about the low heart rate but all turned out well! They whisked her away and I didn't get to see her for about 10 to 15 mins... pretty long wait! haha Matt was taking care of that part while I was still recuperating. All in all, I am just so happy its all over... During the time we were waiting and I was in pain, I told Matt I didn't want to have anymore children because I didn't want to go through all the pain again... My repsonse changed after I had Taylor... I told Matt, I could have another one.... hahaha. Well below are pictures of our fun and eventful day! ENJOY!
Taylor Enone Bailey, middle name is my Great Grandmother's name on my mothers side.
Unfortunately Matt's brother DJ just missed the birth of Taylor. He was here for one night but had to leave back for Utah. He drove out to Ohio for work and decided to drive another 6 hours to NY to visit us! Thanks for the short time we had with you DJ!
Waiting for the special moment to arrive!
Right after she was born...
Not too happy and trying to adjust to the new world!
We love our sweet Taylor! (oh goodness... my bloated face!)
Mother-daughter moment.... I love giving her kisses...
Matt writing a letter to Taylor... He did the same for Brooklyn on the day she was born. We are excited to share the letters with them at some future date!
Brooklyn and Grandma Kelsch came around 10:30 to visit Taylor... She was so excited! Matt was telling me when he saw her first walk in the room he realized how big and how much older Brooklyn was... It was a special moment for him...
Giving thumbs up for the new addition!
Oh so sweet..... "I love you"
My mother's first time with Taylor.... Thank you so much Mom for coming out here for 3 whole weeks! We sure love you!
Daddy and his girls...
We had an awesome nurse that included Brooklyn in almost everything she was doing. She let Brooklyn listen to Taylor's heartbeat through the stethoscope.
Another cute picture!
Taylor's first sponge bath and she was NOT happy!
More pictures will follow!