Thursday, March 26, 2009

Madelynn Breanne

I am absolutely in love
First tandem nursing session

Madelynn ready to go home

YAY, outta the hospital

My gorgeous girl

Our family of 8

I went in for my induction Wednesday March 25th at 7am. My Dr came in and broke the water around 8:45 and they started pitocin pretty shortly after. It took a while to start having contractions, but they finally started around 12:30 and about 1:30 I had my first painful contraction and a HUGE pop and my bag of waters REALLY ruptured good and after that, the real labor began. I labored al natural and stayed in such good control. I was very proud of myself. I couldnt have done it without such a great, supportive husband and nurse. They were both so great. I bounced on the birthing ball til I hit 8 and at that point I was going so quick that they wanted me in bed to slow down while waiting for the Dr. He showed up in the nic of time. He ran in massaged my perineum twice and at that point he said, "nevermind, just push." So I pushed 1 good one and her whole body flew out in a swoosh with a splash at 4:17pm. It was such a relief to have her out. I started to hemmorhage a little so they gave me Methergen and I was good to go. All and all, it was a perfect, textbook delivery. She weighed in at 6lbs, 6 ounces 18.5 inches long. She is beautiful, healthy, nursing well and the family is completely in love with her. I had my first tandem nursing session this morning with Kenna and Maddy and it was more wonderful than I could have ever imagined. I truely feel blessed. I cannot belive how lucky I am to be able to have such easy labors and deliveries and healthy babies. I don't take that for granted for a second. Life is wonderful and we were sent home 21 hours after delivery!

29 comments:

Justi said...

Congrats, she is beautiful! You have a great looking family!

Sankat said...

I am glad all went well!! What a great blessing to have such wonderful labors. The family looks so cute and now the teams are even.

I guessed she would weigh 6.6!!! haha...how funny is that?

Veronica said...

CONGRATS!! She is gorgeous and you are truly lucky to have such easy deliveries!

Jenni said...

Congrats! I'm so jealous of your easy delivery. Then again, I'm a c/s mom so it will never be easy for me.

Devon said...

She is beautiful and you look fantastic. Congrats!!

Melissa said...

Congrats! She is so beautiful!

Jennifer J said...

Congrats Janis! Love your blog and your family. I just have to say that you look UNBELIEVABLY amazing for just having given birth!! I was due on Monday (the 23rd) and am quite jealous of you that you are done! Enjoy your babymoon! You deserve it!

~*~Heather~*~ said...

COngrats! Anyday now for me!

The cool family! said...

Wow, you look SO skinny in that tandem picture!!!! You guys make such pretty babies!

Amber said...

Congratulations Janis! She's beautiful!

gretchen said...

Congratulations Janis. She is a darling baby and the whole family is beautiful.
Gretchen (from the old bbc)
www.joyfulhomemaking.blogspot.com

Sadie said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

doublecandles said...

She is beautiful. I think Kia and Kenna are about the same age. I'm thinking it would be so nice if she were a big sister. LOL
YOU LOOK GREAT!~Brook-from bbc

Happily Ever After said...

Congratulations! You look great and your little one is adorable! Enjoy all the sweet new baby moments, *sigh*.
I have to admit I'm a little jealous with the tandem nursing...I thought my 2nd dd would tandem with my 3rd because she LOVED nursing but by three months into my 3rd pregnancy my milk had changed and she didn't like it anymore! So good for you and your little ones, what a neat experience to tandem nurse!

Jenn said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful :)

little castle said...

Beautiful baby and you are positively glowing. Congrats!

Beth said...

Another beautiful girl for you! Congrats!

LittleStinkers said...

Oh Janis she is beautiful I love this pics and I am glad you had a easy labor. It seems that maybe this pg was a bit easier too.. I hope you all are enjoying your new little girl.

Wes, Ash and Parker Dotson said...

Congrats she is so beautiful! I'm so happy for you and hope all is going well! XOXO

Kathy Eller said...

Janis and family!

Madelynn is so beautiful! Congratulations!! Do you have help so you can get some rest? i hope so and I wish I were closer so I could help somehow. Congratulations!

I am praying for you as you adjust to this beautiful family you've been given!!

ledinspain said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful-fits right in with the rest of the family.

Joni said...

Janis!!!! I am so excited and happy for you and your family. Madelynn is just gorgeous. I hope life moves along smoothly for you as you all adjust to the new family member. Enjoy that little blessing :-).

Joni and 5 boys, 4 girls (from BBC's Large Families board)

~Emily~ said...

Congrats she is beautiful!!

Haley said...

Congratulations, she is gorgeous! What a precious little girl. I am so glad the delivery went well, you look amazing in the photos. You have a beautiful family, all the best with your new addition.

Mary Ellen said...

Congratulations!

MamaArcher said...

congrats she is beutiful!

Sarah said...

Congratulations, Janis!! So happy for you. She's gorgeous!

My life "A mother" said...

Congrats,she is a blessing and beautiful at that.

Amanda said...

I just wanted to stop by and say congrats!! She is such a doll and your family is so gorgeous!