Thursday, December 08, 2011

Madelyn "Maddie" Rae

From this...
To this...

So as you can see I had my baby girl! :) Madelyn "Maddie" Rae was born on November 30, 2011 at 11:34pm weighing in at 6 lbs 11 oz and measuring 20 inches long. Isn't she a beauty?!

I was induced on November 30th at 8am and after 3 cervic softner pills and 12 hours later I was still at 1cm and 70% effaced. They actually called my doctor and she was on her way in to do a c-section (I would have had to been put to sleep if they did that.) Well, all the pain meds I had had were IV pain meds. They talked me into an epidural but I'm allergic to the "Caine" family drugs so I couldn't have one! So basically I was knocked out when I wasn't having contractions and I'd come to just for the contractions. While it wasn't the best experience I've ever had it was all worth it. During labor though I didn't think so and I told my husband as much. At one point I told him I didn't know why people did this to themselves and that this would be our only one. I also told him I wanted him to hurt like I was hurting and that's why I was squeezing his hand. He also told me that I kicked him at one point! (haha. I don't remember that) But I went from 1cm to 4cm, to 7cm, to 8cm, to 9cm (and I stayed there for what felt like FOREVER!) and finally at 10cm! We stayed in the hospital till Friday and came home Friday evening. We are doing pretty good and sleeping okay too.

This is a whole new and overwhelming experience but I couldn't share it with a better person, my husband Jamie. And we are so thankful for Maddie! :) Of course come back, I'm sure I'll be posting more pictures of my sweet girl!

6 comments:

mamatigerj said...

Congratulations!
God bless you and your family!

Erica said...

I love you and can't wait to hold Maddie! Congratulations!

Holli said...

Congratulations Kasi... she is gorgeous!!!

Sarah said...

Congrats! She is beautiful!

Amish Stories said...

Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas, and congratulations to you as well. Thanks very much for being a reader to my blog Amish Stories. Richard

DasMaedchen said...

I am just now reading this as I just recently remembered I even had a blog. Not sure if I said it before or not, but congratulations. Your daughter is beautiful and reading the birth story brought back very fond memories for me of when I was in hospital having Courtney and that time in general. Enjoy every minute, before you know it she will be 4 years old (and will probably know everything about everything, as I'm finding 4 year olds are wont to do....)