Saturday, October 30, 2010
Today is a slow day. I did all the house cleaning yesterday and Marvin is sick with a cold that has been floating around; so we are just laying around today. I got a little board and decided to take some pictures of Marley. She is a month old today and I'm not to sure how I feel about that. I'm happy that she is growing but I'm also sad because I want her to stay little. She is so much fun!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Marley wasn't due until October 6th, but we decided to induce on September 30th, so we could make sure that Marvin would be able to be with me. We talked to our doctor and he told us that the hospital will call us as soon as they had room for us. So, we went home and waited for the hospital to call. We went to bed at 7:00pm to try and get some sleep but it didn't really work out the way we wanted it to. I think I fell asleep around 10:00pm it was worse than Christmas. It was kinda funny because Marvin and I woke up at 12:45am and checked the clock. Marvin checked his phone to make sure it wasn't on silent, and as soon as he put it down we got a phone call saying they were ready for us to come in. We got dressed, grabbed our bag and headed out.
When we got the the hospital, they had us fill a bunch of paper work, and hooked me up to some monitors to check on Marley and my contractions. At 2:30am they started the medicine to start my labor. I took on the contractions until it was uncomfortable and then I decided it was time for an epidural. I wanted to make sure that I was able to be still for the medicine. The nurse told me that I got it at the right time. I told Marvin "I'm not going in to prove that I can be a super woman and handle the contractions I want to be able to enjoy the delivery and make sure that our baby is nice and healthy". I was so happy with the way things worked out because as soon as that medicine kicked in I was so much more comfortable. I was able to rest and get the sleep that I need for the delivery.
One time during my many naps that day I was woken up by a group of nurses yelling at me to roll over. They were all in a hurry and every one was telling me to do something. I was so scared because they wouldn't tell me what was going on. Marvin was by my side telling me that everything would be OK because I had a blessing the night before. After everything settled down they told me that Marley's heartbeat went way low and my blood pressure went really low. They needed me to change positions and they gave me some medicine to help her get better. Later we found out that her cord was wrapped around her neck and she got down to low and the cord was getting tighter on her neck. Everything went back to normal and I was able to relax a little more. I was so happy to have Marvin was by my side supporting me and keeping me calm.
At 2:30pm the nurses came in and told me it was time to start pushing. Marley was born at 2:57pm. She weighed 8 lbs 8.9 ounces and she was 20 1/4 inches long. The delivery went really well. There were no complications and she is very healthy. The nurses just loved her. Everyone that came into our room commented on how pretty she was. Marley loves to cuddle and she is sleeping all night. We are so blessed to have her in our little family and we look forward to watching her grow. We love you Marley!!!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
On Sunday September 26th, Marvin and I decided to get some pictures done before Marley was born. We had Family dinner with the Lunt family and asked Amy if she could take some pictures of us. So we headed over to the church and took some pictures. They turned out really good, and they didn't even cost us a dime : ) Thank you Amy!!