Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ducky3 Has Arrived!

We are excited to tell you that our sweet baby girl has arrived. Olivia Grace joined our family officially at 5:41 a.m. on March 22. She is doing well but was taken to the NICU to be monitored for rapid breathing. I will update as I find out more.

Here's a bit of the delivery story. Albert's dad came in on Wednesday to stay with the boys and me while Albert went to a wedding in Houston. The wedding was at noon on Saturday the 21st. At about 4:00 pm I started having contractions varying from 3-5 minutes a part. They were not painful, but since I am a VBAC, I didn't want to take any chances. Also, I've been sick since Friday afternoon and have been a bit dehydrated. So, I called Albert around 4:20 to give him a heads up. I didn't think it was active labor, but I wanted him to have an idea of what was going on. He left Houston around 5:30 and my dear friend took me to the hospital at 6:00. Like I said, I didn't think I was in labor and I was hoping some fluids would stop the contractions, so I wasn't too worried. She and I sat in triage for a couple of hours, I was given two bags of fluids and my cervix did not change much, so they send me home. I think I got home around 9:30 or 10. My father-in-law had the boys in bed and I laid down right away. I just wanted to rest! I'm not sure if I ever actually fell asleep, I felt each contraction and they were close enough that I could not drift off in between. Albert got home at 12:30 and had trouble falling a sleep. So when I had one contraction that was very painful, he was up and putting his jeans on. I told him that the contractions had not stopped and were much more painful and we were in the car within 20 minutes. I think we got to the hospital around 2:00 a.m. My body was shaking I was in so much pain. Running a fever, back labor and exhaustion are not a good mix for labor! We got checked in and they poked me 5 times before they could get the IV in. I was dilated to a 5. We sat in Triage for a while before being wheeled to my room. Back labor is not my friend! I knew I needed the epidural for us to survive the delivery. I received my epidural at 4:00 a.m. The doctor broke my water at 4:40 a.m. and Olivia was born at 5:41. She stayed in our room for about two hours before they took her to the NICU. I don't have any great pictures yet, but here's a little snapshot of our morning.









9 comments:

Janon said...

Robin you look great!! Congratulations to you and Albert :) I love the name and can't wait to see more pictures of Olivia.

You are on the ball girl with getting this stuff up already! Your such a trooper! I am so glad to hear Albert made it home in time to see the delivery.

CONGRATS!!

Kim said...

Yeah, Robin!! I'm so thankful things went ok and Albert was able to be with you (I was sad when I first began reading thinking he wasnn't there). Please keep us posted on how Olivia is doing. We'll be praying for you and your sweet baby girl.

I'll give you a call sometime this week. I'd love to see everyone. Chris is getting to come home early so he'll be able to join us.

Leatrice said...

Congratulations! Just disregard my comment on FB about Albert not being there...woohoo for him making it back in time! That's fantastic!

Megan said...

We are so excited for you guys! We can't wait to meet little Olivia.

lindsayw4 said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad Albert made it back in time. I hope you and Olivia are doing well!

Lauren McClain said...

Robin you are GORGEOUS! Who looks that rosey and pretty after labor?? And BACK labor for crying out loud!! You poor thing!!! You're such a good mommy. I ca't wait to meet sweet Olivia!!!! Post more pictures when you can! Congrats to you and Albert!!!

Detra said...

Congratulations from the Scheeles! Can't wait to meet Olivia - you look great! I'm glad that Albert made it home & that Randy was there with you and the boys. We'll pray that Olivia's breathing becomes more regular.

Lisa said...

Congratulations! Boy was I surprised when I checked your blog and saw you had the baby. So glad Albert made it home. Can't wait to meet her! By the way, you look great!!

60 toes said...

Congrats, I am so glad that Albert made it back. Today is Laura's birthday too. It will be easy to remember Olivia's bday. What a cutie.

We are so happy for all of you.

Try to get some rest. :)