Friday, September 18, 2009

She Has Arrived!


8 lbs 14 oz 21 in

Couldn't be happier


He's pretty excited too


September 16 at 7:51 we welcomed Ava Lou Haack into our family. On Tuesday I was told by the doctor that she was still high and no dilation was happening. I was rather discouraged thinking an induction next week might be needed. Wednesday I started having inconsistent but intense contractions and at 1 pm things really started moving along with my water partially breaking. Right away the contractions were 5 min apart but I was nervous to get to the hospital too early. It didn't take long for me to decide that I didn't care if it was too early, I was going!! Mom and I left and picked up Jerem from work. We checked in around 4-4:30 and found I was only dilated to a two. I was rather disappointed thinking we had a long wait ahead of us. The contractions were still as intense if not getting worse accompanied by back labor. 20 min later I was a 4 and by the time the Dr got there an hr after we checked in I was 6. He basically said, "if you want something for pain, get it now cause you won't have another chance, she's coming fast". I was too far along for an epidural so we opted for something else I forget the name of. All I know is it took the pain away! Woohoo! It started to wear off around 7 I think, I had kinda lost track of time. Anyway, by the time it was time to push I could feel each contraction again and there was no turning back! After pushing for awhile...probably not long...the Dr said "2 more and she'll be out", "wait", I said " two more PUSHES or two more CONTRACTIONS???" He meant contractions, which in my mind at that time meant an eternity. Turns out the 2 contractions went pretty fast and before I knew it I was holding Ava. It was so surreal to me that 24 hrs earlier I thought I was never going to be done being pregnant and here I was with her in my arms. We are now home and doing great.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful family :) Love ya, MJean

Jill said...

So happy for you all, she's beautiful!! Hope you get some rest...

Katie said...

Congrats!! We are so hapy that she finally decided to make her debut! And that it all went smoothly. Hope you are able to get some rest and enjoy those few quiet moments with her! Can't wait to meet her.

christa said...

Congratulations, Micah!! I love her already and can't wait to hold her! I'm thankful that everything went so smooth and you didn't have to wait until next week!! And her name is just adorable!

Brent and Lisa said...

what a beautiful baby! Congrats!! I know you thought she was never going to come, but here she is!! Glad everything went well for you! We can't wait to meet her.

Denis Haack said...

Can hardly wait to come up and see her.