Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Welcome BryleeAnne Renahe!!







So we were scheduled to be induced Friday the 27th at 7am. We woke up excitedly getting ready only to find out they were swamped with a bunch of women needing C sections and told us they would call IF they got a bed available. To say I was bummed would be the understatement of the century. We moped around most of the day with no call. Finally at 2:30 we were told to come in. I was in a major debate as to whether I wanted to endure childbirth pain one last time or enjoy the birth as a birthday party so right away I asked the nurse if the epidural might cause extra issues with the baby since she would be a preemie. The nurse told me they actually suggest epidural for moms of preemies to keep the labor in better control as well as the pushing. I was releived and asked for an epidural at only 2 cm. I have never done that before, but it was exciting to think of not dealing with any pain. They gave me my epidural at about 11pm that night. The first 4 hours I was on cytotech going from 1-2 cm and thinning out. They started pit around 9:30pm. After the epidual I was able to relax and dilation began. I was at a 3 at midnight, a 4 at 1 am and then a 5 at 2am. At that point I told everyone they had better get moving and get the warmer out and call my dr. They thought I was nuts and started nothing. 5 minutes later, I yelled that I was feeling some pressure, I was at a 6, 5 minutes later, a 7. They all got scared, paging my Dr overhead, calling NICU, getting the warmer out, breaking down the bed and my body started pushing without me during all this. As soon as my Dr walked in and told me to push, 3 lil pushes and BryleeAnne came into this world SCREAMING! None of my other kids came out screaming, but what a blessing that she did. We were so scared of her not breathing or any other thing that might go wrong being a preemie, but she let us all know she was alive and well. She was born at 2:30 am weighing 5lbs 15 ounces and 18 inches long. It was wonderful. I cried so much. It was my most emotional birth knowing it was our last sweet baby. We did skin to skin for over an hour before she was weighed or measured or anything. That was so amazing! I had no bleeding issues this time either. I cannot beleive how lucky and blessed I am as a mom to 8 beautiful children, 4 boys, 4 girls! I made it through all my childbearing without having had a C section too. I feel so undeserving of my life. I am so grateful for everything, my husband, my beautiful babies and my wonderful births. It was truly a birthday party Saturday morning April 28th at 2:30 am in that hospital. I will cherish that moment forever!

21 comments:

Jeanne said...

Congratulations Janis! I am so excited that your little BryleeAnne is here and no problems with her birth!

She's beautiful, and you look amazing!

PapillionMom said...

YAY for a healthy BryleeAnne! Her name is beautiful, she looks absolutely perfect and for a preemie she was pretty good sized at 5lbs! Enjoy her :-)

Tufford Family said...

Janis

thanks for the update, I've been praying for you. I'm glad everything went smoothly.

God bless, Heidi

Show Us The World said...

Congrats! She is a beauty. So glad she arrived safe and sound and that she and Mama are doing well.

Show Us The World said...

Congrats! She is a beauty. So glad she arrived safe and sound and that she and Mama are doing well.

Erin said...

i have read your blog forever but never commented...she is SO perfect! congratulations!! where did you get that carseat cover...it is DARLING! i have 3 children at home with #4 on the way and 3 step children so were only just 1 behind you! a nice round number would be good but i really feel done with #7!

Kellie Martin said...

So happy for you Janis! What an amazing birth for your last one! She's beautiful. How are the other kids adjusting to little BryleeAnne? Especially the young ones? Hope you are feeling well, is she doing well nursing.
Sorry so many questions. Lol. You can email me if you'd rather. Mom2lexxandmaxx@gmail.com
I'm up nursing my 4 month old...we live in California too. :)

Cindy said...

Welcome BryleeAnne. So glad that she is here and healthy. Congrats.

Cyndi said...

She is beautiful! I super love the family pic! Congrats!

Lindsey@HappierThanABirdQuilts said...

Congratulations on your new sweet baby, she is gorgeous. You have a beautiful family, and you look great!

Working mom pumping mom said...

Congratulations!!! You don't know me but I've been following your blog for about a year now. It was exciting to go through one last birth with you!!!

Luvmysixpack said...

Congrats on your new beautiful addition. As usual you look amazing. I hope you enjoy your sweet bundle to the fullest!

Amanda said...

Congratulations!!! Very happy you had a healthy baby girl. I was just thinking of you last night and thought I better check for an update on your baby. I love the carseat you have for her. I imagine she will be spoiled being your last (that is if you could spoil a sweet baby). Take care. You have a beautiful family.

wendy t said...

Janis! I have been following your blog since 2008.

I have been dying fo an update. Please let us know how you are and if everything is okay :)

wendy t said...

Where are you Janis? How are things going? Been following since 2008 and keep looking daily for updates. Hope all is well :)

Mrs. said...

How has life been going with the new baby??

Mrs. said...

How has life been going with the new baby?

Cindy said...

been waiting for an update!

Kellie Martin said...

I check your blog like every week to see if you have updated. Is everyone and everything doing well? Miss your posts! *Hugs*

metrofuture said...

Hi Janis,

where did you disappear?

Turandot said...

Congrats on the vasectomy! Good choice!

Oh! And congrats on baby Brylee, too!