Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's a GIRL!!!!

Yes, my friends...Junior is indeed a GIRL!!! I started having contractions and by 3AM I was already 3 cm dilated. I called Hubby and he and his youngest sister rushed over to the hospital. By 5AM, I was 5 cm dilated. My night nurse gave me some morphine to help with the pain. The contractions and backaches were unbearable. My SIL was laughing because apparently I kept saying, "I love morphine"!

I was wheeled over to Labour and Delivery (Again! That's twice in two days!) and the OB-GYN said that I was going to have this baby TODAY! Today is Remembrance Day (Veteran's Day in the States) and definitely a day I will always remember!

I was in labour from pretty much 2AM and then by 2PM I was 8 cm dilated. Soon after, I was fully dilated, but my water had not broken yet. The doctor had to break it for me. I did end up getting an epidural. I cannot imagine not getting one. I considered going all natural, but am glad that I decided to get it in the end. I'm the biggest wuss!

The good news was that the baby was head down and I was able to deliver vaginally. The crazy part is that I only pushed three times. On the third push, the baby FLEW out! Seriously! She delivered herself! The nurse was standing beside me, about to use the "Code Pink" button to call the rest of the medical team and Hubby was next to me holding my hand as I was going through another contraction. The nurse told me not to push and to just wait and relax, but I couldn't. I pushed and out flew Junior! She landed on the bed (on my foot). It was the weirdest thing ever! Super flying baby! Everything happened so quickly. Within seconds, a whole entourage swooped in and whisked Baby away.
They brought her back after they cleaned her. Since she is a preemie, she was super small. She weighed 2 lbs, 3 oz. I wasn't able to hold her, but I was able to touch her through the incubator window. She is soooooo tiny! She looks like a little doll! Hubby took photos, but we will post them soon. She'll be in the NICU for weeks. We can see her whenever we want (apart from when the staff has their shift changes). She is doing well and looks really good. She looks bigger than I thought she would for a baby at 28 weeks.
I cannot believe Hubby and I are parents! It all happened so quickly! Junior was born at 28 weeks gestation. I can tell already that she will certainly keep us on our toes! :)


Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and hoping that she has a peacuful and uneventful NICU stay until she is ready to go home. Thanx for updating us all!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

OH!!! I'm SO GLAD it's a girl! I keep hearing how premie girls fare better than premie boys, but I didn't want to tell you that in case yours was a boy. :)

All natural sucks unless it's fast, and 12+ hours is NOT fast.

Congratulations, and now you can stop worrying about doing something wrong or standing up, and just focus on loving your new baby and helping her to get strong. I'm SO happy for you both!!!

Cherry said...

Oh Chrissy! Thank you for updating us with your happy news.

Do try to get some sleep. You have a very good staff there taking care of your little GIRL around the clock. and for goodness sakes, take a WALK!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! yay for girls! What time was she born? does she have a name yet?

Bubba said...

Glad everyone is alright and that you're now a mama and I'm now an uncle...

Can't wait to meet the little tyke.


Veronica said...

I got all teary reading this! Congratulations!

2lb3oz is fantastic for 28 weeks. I'm so thrilled for you.

And a Remembrance Day baby! Even better!

Ellie said...

Congratulations!! Welcome to parenthood!! And welcome and lots of love for..umm. Junioretta??? I'm sorry it all happened so fast though, but I am glad that you can get up and around again. I hope all goes well from here and you can all go home really soon.. She is a good weight already, so that is great news!!

Lots of love for you all!

mrinz said...

Oh my goodness it was quick in the end!
Congratulations to you both! Now all the fun begins - you are parents!

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

Of all the most beautiful, joyful, treasured, happy news I could learn today... this is it! A baby GIRL! Energy and love and light and renewal... hope and happiness and bliss and blessings!

Congratulations from my whole, whole heart and soul!

Much love,

Momisodes said...

Congratulations!!! 3 pushes? That's amazing :)

I cannot wait to see pics of your precious little girl. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

May she have a smooth and uneventful stay in the NICU. I look forward to reading any updates soon!

Karen MEG said...

Whoooooppppeeeee!!!!! Look at you, blogging this excitement... you're amazing! Thanks for this!

Congratulations to you, C and your farmer hubby and welcome to sweet baby girlie!!!! Flying girlie, that is, how cute!! And on Remembrance Day, how special.

Well, here's to being off bed rest, and hoping that baby girl thrives and fares well in NICU. Rest up yourself girlfriend, I'll e;Mail to arrange a real visit!

And don't worry, it does take a while to sink in that you're a parent!

Oh hugs to you all, you beautiful family!!

caninecologne said...

CONGRATULATIONS C and J!!!!!!!!! How amazing!

You will both make wonderful parents. I'm glad you had a safe delivery! Bert, TC and I are so happy for you!

A girl, how precious and sweet! Girls are so much fun to shop for too!!!! :)

Thank you for sharing the news! Can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful baby girl!

word verification:

Barb said...

I'm sitting here in tears!!
Baby girls are lots of fun!
Keeping you all in my thoughts

Jane - Mom Generations said...

C!!!!! Through the tears in my eyes, I offer you my most sincere, heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to you and hubby!!!! I am just dancing around the room right now. I cannot WAIT to hear all about her!!!!!!!!!


lisaschaos said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Yippee, a sweet tiny healthy baby girl! :)

Deb said...

congrats congrats congrats congrats! Oh, goodness! This is so exciting. I hope you are your little girl are doing super well!!! I can't believe you are already blogging! You are such a trooper.

and my captcha is: chessin :)

Laurie/Mobile Mommy said...

Congratulations on your new little girl! Enjoy and I hope she doesn't have too long of a nicu stay.

Starshine said...

Congratulations, Chrissy! I'm so happy for you and your husband.

God bless you and your family, and your sweet baby girl!

D'Rae said...

Congratulations! I am so happy that she is doing well. Please keep us updated and post those little baby pics! Happy Remembrence Day mommy & daddy

Autumn's Mom said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. How does it feel????? Welcome to the KEWL MOM's club. You are going to be a wonderful mom. God Bless you and keep your daughter healthy and growing stronger every day. x0x0

humpsNbump said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! I am so happy for your and hubby. This is fantastic.

Please share the pictures as soon as you can. Baby names yet?

(Really, really excited for you. If you need ANYTHING let me know).

~ humps

Ms. Mamma said...

JUst sending you lots of love, mommy!

Dina said...

Chrissy and John- welcome to parenthood!! Robyn is such a pretty name too :)
here's to having a very uneventful stay in the NICU and i can't wait to meet her

AnnieM said...

Congrats Mama! Preemie girls are stronger than boys! I can't wait to hear more!

Girl Power!

BlondeLittleShit said...

Congrats C!! Can't wait to see your beautiful baby girl! Proud of you momma for hanging in there as long as you could!

A Watkins Man! said...

Congrats Christine! Sounds similar to when my daughter was born. The Doctor had to make a football catch on Sandra when she popped out! The experience of a lifetime.

Jeanna said...

Love to all, sweetie.
That kid is going to be a daredevil or Martha Stewart or something.
My Word Verification is "capons."
Ha, ha, ha.
Reminds me, have to tend to dinner.
Love you!

Shannon said...

I am glad everyone is doing o.k. That is a tiny baby (weight-wise) but they can work miracles in modern NICU's. My SIL is an labor and delivery nurse so we hear a lot of success stories.
That is too funny that Junior is a girl! Hopefully she'll have a different name soon??
Take care, and ((hugs))

Don Mills Diva said...


I am so happy for you - can't wait to see pictures!

BeachMama said...

Hooray for a baby girl!! Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful girl. I look forward to the photos and hearing about her growth.

Rosie : ) said...

OOOhhhh!!!! It happened so early. This is what I get for teaching at night and not stopping all day today! I hope everything is still good. :)

We are soooo happy for you three! :)

C said...

Thanks, everyone!
It certainly was a shock that she came so early. I was not expecting this at all. I didn't even realize I was in labour!!!

She is so sweet and seems to be doing well. The doctors are pleased with her and say she is doing great for a baby at 28 weeks gestation.

The saddest parts for me are:
A: Having her stay in the NICU and not being with me all the time for the next few weeks/months. They want her to stay until her due date, which is Feb. 3!!!

B: Having Hubby so far away.

C: Not being able to hold her or breast feed her. I'm allowed skin to skin contact right now, but since she is so small and hooked up to a bunch of tubes and things, I can't hold her.

Each day will be a trial, but as hard as it is, I know I have to be strong for the two of us.

Sorry I haven't had a chance to pop by everyone's blogs yet. Between spending most of my time with the baby in the NICU and constantly "pumping" every two hours, it's been a bit crazy. As soon as I establish a schedule and sort things out here, I promise to be better at communicating :)

Thank you again for your love and support. XOXO

Uncivil said...

Congrats and hugs to you and baby Robyn and papa John!

PJ said...

Yehey! Congratulations! Welcome to the wonderful world of parenthood! :)

God bless! :)

C. K. said...

congratulations, honey! I wanted to call you but the 12 hour difference makes it complicated. I'm glad it wasn't a difficult birth, honey. I'm so happy for you.

Rebecca said...

Hey! I was thinking about you the other day... wondering what was "up," but couldn't remember your blog's name. (I see you from time to time via the BlogHer headlines.)

Anyway, I linked to your "Stranger on a Train" post today and then to your "dramatic entry" link. So I know you have a girl.

I'm going to keep reading to hear more about what's up with your daughter.

And I hope you "know" who I am from my posting before... so you don't think I'm a weird stalker person.

Congratulations again!

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