Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Well, we have been without internet recently, so this post is about 2 weeks behind. Sadie is a little over a month now but at her 2 week doctors apointment she surprised me greatly. She gained a whopping 2 lbs, which brought her to 8lbs 9oz. She is in the 54th percentile for weight in girls her age. She is also tall, which is weird because both Rick and I are not. She was just under 21 inches, which put her in the 63.8 percentile for her age. I compared both her length and weight to Owen's chart and at 2 WEEKS, she is the same size as Owen at 2 MONTHS! So far she is just about the exact opposite of Owen in pretty much everything. I don't have to worry about feeding her all the time and getting her weight up, which is great! And since she is a bigger baby with a bigger stomach, she sleeps longer than an hour at a time. She is also great in the carseat and is a deeper sleeper so when she falls asleep in the car, I can transfer her to her crib without her waking up. I consider myself very blessed for having such a great baby who doesn't need my constant attention all the time (even though I abolutely love to give her tons).
Here is my attempt to trying to get nice, cute pictures of her.

She started sucking on his finger and he thought it was funny

He's kind of rough but he means well. He loves her so much.

I knitted this jacket for her but she came out bigger than I expected so she's quickly outgrowing it. I needed some pictures of her in it while it fit.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sadie Marie Wirsch

Sadie Marie Wirsch was born on July 23rd, 2010 at 3:42 P.M. in the American Fork Hospital. She was 7lbs 6oz (a whole pound and 4 ounces bigger than her big brother was when he was born). She has dark hair, which we're all waiting to see if it stays that way, and beautiful blue eyes.
The story of her birth is quite entertaining. First off, I was being induced and I was told the hospital would call me at 8pm the night before, telling me what time to come in to get started. We waited and waited all night and never got a call. The next morning we decided to give them a call and see what was going on. The lady on the phone thought it was interesting that we didn't get a call and asked us to come in as soon as we could. We found out from the doctor, after delivery, that somehow they had heard that I had already delivered and that's why we were never called; crazy!
Anyway, we went in about 9:30 and they came in to give me the IV and the nurse couldn't get the needle in my vein because it kept moving around. I hate needles and all the fishing around she was doing really hurt, so this was not a good start for me. They started the pitosin at 10 and they came in to give me the epidural around 12, I think. This is another story. Anyone who has had an epidural knows how bad they hurt and how uncomfortable they are when being injected. The doctor couldn't get it in the right place and had to give me shots in 4 or 5 different places. It was so painful! The whole thing ended up taking more than a half hour and it was all because we didn't realize I was sitting at an angle and that made it so my spine wasn't straight. I was so scared the whole time that I was going to end up paralyzed or that I was going to have to give birth unmedicated. After the epidural, I was finally able to fall asleep (I was so exhausted from not being able to sleep the previous night). I woke up between 3 and 3:30 because she was coming and to my surprise, I could feel her coming!!! The epidural had worn off! I pushed the button to inject more meds and hoped that it would kick in before I needed to start pushing. I called in the nurse and she started getting everything ready for Sadie's arrival. Meanwhile, I'm desperately wanting to start pushing but I had to wait for the doctor to come. It felt like forever that I had to wait. I was ready to just have Rick deliver her; he's qualified. Plus, how hard could it be to put on some gloves and catch a baby? The doctor finally got there, after who knows how long and all it took was pretty much one big push and she was entering the world for the first time. As for the pain, I'd say the epidural did half it's job; it hurt but wasn't excruciating. I have been so blessed to have easy and quick labors.
The last weird thing that happened was when they took her down to the nursery. The nurses down there said, how can you have a baby who's not born yet? Ok, so first they think I'd already had her and now they're saying she's not born? Somethings up with this hospital. I guess halfway through her bath, it got in the computer that she was born and they said, oh look, she's born now. I don't know what to think. I always have the most excellent delivery nurses but the rest are not so great.
After all of that, the only thing that matters is that we're both home and healthy. Sadie is now 2 weeks old and more beautiful than I could've ever imagined in a daughter. I cannot wait to watch her grow up. Hopefully she has less attitude than I did but even if she does, I'll still love her with all my heart. I love my wonderful, beautiful kids more than words can describe!!!
Here are some pictures from the hospital and the first day at home.

Owen's first reaction to seeing his new little sister.

Family picture just minutes after delivery.

I love my kids!

My mom with Sadie and my brother's daughter Callie, who is 13 days older than Sadie. They're gonna be great friends!

Aunts Halie and Shaina

cuddling with daddy

He's gonna be such a good big brother!

He's always so excited to see her and constantly looking around and making sure she's still here.

Hard to tell but he's giving her a hug. So precious!

I love this dress on her. It's adorable!

Ok, so I'm a little obsessed with sleeping pictures and I realized I don't have any with her eyes open, so I'll get some and post them soon.