Sunday, April 17, 2011

Skye Had Her First Birthday!!!!

this little hat was a gift from grandma, here she is with her grandma nancy
Her first diaper change, way to go scotty
a sweet baby pic, I love girls you can dress them up with bows!
the nurse totally cut her head out of the picture, our only pic leaving the hospital, bummer
Right after she was born.
Our sweet Skye!
(I will post more pics later, I don't have them on this computer and don't why the one of her is so little)

Baby Skye arrived!!! I think if she would have waited any longer I would have imploded from the inside, haha. My moms prayers were answered because she came the day after my brother got home from his mission, so I could be in the airport and see him.

Constantly I had people telling me I was going to pop or that I should get a back brace. I carry all out front and she was almost a pound bigger than Isaiah so my belly was quite impressive. Anyway, she is the calmest sweetest baby she has a very peaceful presence which is something we are not used to coming from a rowdy two year old. I love the new born stage. I thought I wasn't a big new born person, because I love the busyness when they get older and are talking and so excited to be learning things. But I have noticed with my second that I cherish those moments of holding them when they are so cuddly and small, because I know those moments are fleeting.

Her birth story is much like her personality. Isaiah came out like spit fire in three hours start to finish. She was a little slower, not much, she was more like ten five hours. My labor started after I went swimming in the morning, which I highly recommended to all pregnant people, it feels so good to swim pregnant and have the weight off!! Anyway, I started having what I thought was fake contractions, and went into the midwives for my check up. I saw my friend who delivered me. She checked me and said I was a three and 80% efaced. I didn't believe her because they had checked me two week previous, and said I was dilated to a two, only to find out the next week I wasn't dilated at all---go figure?? So I went home and got Isaiah to go over to our house we are remodeling. We played in the backyard in the garden box digging up dirt with dump trucks, you got to love boys. The contractions came on a little stronger, but I still thought it wasn't real. I had this fear I would go to the hospital and they would send me home. Also the contractions didn't feel strong enough because with Isaiah they were so strong. After they didn't stop I started thinking this might be real. I told Scotty that we should go to the hospital. He was I think surprised because it was a pretty mild labor and so we both didn't know if it was really happening. I got to the hospital and they checked me I was dilated to a five. I asked the nurse if they were sending me home, she just laughed at me. Luckily they don't send you home if you are a five. They immediatley hooked me up to antibiotics, because I tested positive for strep and then called my midwive, which was my roomate from college. Fun huh. She showed up and we reminisced about Peru and our study abroad there. We were laughing about hiking the Inca trail and all puking our guts out, and one of our friends puking all over my shoes which I had to hike in the next two days, and about me hallucinating and in the tent....good times. During talking I got to get in the tub, which I was thrilled about because Isaiah came so fast there wasn't time. I got out and she checked me I was worried I hadn't dilated at all. I got out of the tub and put on my hypno babies in my cd player, because I couldn't find my ipod. To anyone wanting to go natural I highly recommended the hypno babies program. I listened to the CD that was all about visualizing her coming. I can honestly say I didn't feel pain, pressure yes, but not pain. With Isaiah it was definitley painful, because it was so intense and never let up. She checked me again and I was an 8 1/2 and completley efaced. I asked her if I was transitioning. She laughed and asked me if I had to ask her that. It felt so calm and peaceful and honestly such a spiritual experience I could feel her with me. A little while later I was fully dilated and she was kept in there by my water that had not broke, so they broke my water. All of the peaceful feelings that I was feeling went out the window. WOW, talk about fast and furious. She came in five minutes of me screaming and Scotty and the nurse holding my legs trying to get me to bend them, which I was not having. the reason it was so painful because she was posterior and flipped her shoulders coming out---owww. I remember looking up seeing this poor little nurse in the back of the room that was prego,her eyes were as big as saucers. I thought I am ruining her to ever wanting to give birth.
All worth it though, because they handed me the sweetest bundle, and a rush of love and I can't believe i really get a baby out of this hit me. Wow being a mother is so amazing!! I love giving birth. She was 7 pounds 14 ounces and 19 inches long!!!