Monday, August 26, 2013

Addie Jane Ogletree

Here's a little rundown on the weeks surrounding Addie's birth-

Because Luke's delivery went so well, I tried to do everything the same with this pregnancy, and it pretty much worked! The Saturday before she was due, the boys and I hiked Stewart Falls to try and get things movin! I hiked the Y with my brother, Hunter, the Saturday before I had Luke.

 Luke thinks its funny to pick his nose when someone takes a picture

 I walked, did the elliptical,  and did Zumba the next week, hoping she'd come just a few days early! Then on Wednesday night while we were watching a movie my water broke at 10:50! Three days before my due date, during the night- just like Luke! Except this time Brando was there for all the hospital prep excitement.  I had a feeling all day she was coming soon- I cleaned the house, tried to pre-register at the hospital, started getting a hospital bag together, and was making plans with my mother-in-law on what we would do with Luke when I started going into labor. Brandon's grandma also called the day before and asked how I felt about the baby coming tomorrow... I was seriously guessing about what time I'd start feeling pains or my water would break that night when it just came! Anywho we met up with my in-laws and they took Luke and off to the hospital we went!

Our last family picture before the baby- dropping Luke off with Grandma and Grandpa
 I didn't have any major labor pains until about 3 AM. I wanted to wait to get my epidural until I got uncomfortable enough that the needle wouldn't bother me which was around 5 AM- at that point I was at about a 6 or 7. Then probably around 6:15 AM we started pushing! We got her out in 3 contractions (like 5 to 10 min) and everything went safe and smoothly!! I couldn't believe how easy that was- even better than my last delivery which I thought was perfect! We got her out in half the time and I never had to be induced with Pitocin. And she didn't have a cone head or hematoma. She came out 6lbs 15oz and 19.5 in tall. Once again it took us 2 days of long discussion and deep thinking to decide on a name, but we're super happy with our decision. We named her Addie Jane Ogletree after her two AMAZING grandmas. These women have so important, caring, and influential in our lives- we couldn't pass up the opportunity to name one of our children after them! I can't even begin to describe how happy and blessed I feel to have my little family of four!!  Each one of them is a match made in Heaven for me-  I get so excited every time I think about all of the amazing times we're going to have and spending the rest of eternity with them-and hopefully an additional 4 ;) !!

Proud big brother :)

1 comment:

  1. Ahh so perfect! thanks for posting about it! I think your active life style helps contribute to your easy labors! :)