Saturday, January 16, 2010

It's a GIRL! Welcome...Taylor Enone Bailey

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...


So cute!


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!

17 comments:

Ann Mitchell said...

So Swwwwwwweeeeeeeet! Congrats!

Amy said...

SO cute, SO sweet. SO PRECIOUS. I want another one so bad - just need to get Burg on board. CONGRATS!

Tamara said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

WOLF-PACK said...

She is gorgeous, Shari and Matt!! Congratulations. It makes me excited to have ours here!

Amy said...

Congratulations Shari...she's gorgeous! It's good to see you after all these years! And your daughter and I share the same birthday!

Hillary said...

Congrats! She looks like a healthy little baby full of personality already. Your family is so cute! I love that Brooklyn got to be so included in everything. I bet that made her feel so special.

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Jenelle said...

How precious! Taylor is so sweet! You have some great pictures! That is such a cute idea to have the dad write a letter to the new baby!
Everyone at church today kept asking me if Brooklyn had seen Taylor and I kept saying that I didn't think so cuz I didn't think kids were allowed in the hospital(like in Utah) so I'm glad to see she's been able to go and hold her! Love ya!

Stef and Aaron said...

Congratulations! So exciting! She is so cute! Hope you are all doing well!

Jenn Douglas said...

Congrats! She is beautiful and cute. She is already filled out and precious as can be. Glad everything went well with the delivery.

Rosa said...

Congrats with your new addition! She is adorable!

Proud Momma said...

Beautiful both you and the baby! Wow, you look great for being in labor! Love the name!

Jennifer said...

Congrats Shari! I love keeping up with your news!

Ryan, Helen and Kids said...

Congrats! She is a doll!

Happily Ever After said...

Oh congrats you guys! I really hope we make it your way in May, we would love to see you!

JWolfgramm said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!... just like her mommy! Congratulations Shari. She's perfect!!

Amy said...

Love the picture of Matt with the girls! How special! Brooklyn is beautiful! She's a wonderful big sister! Congratulations!!!