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Saturday, April 30, 2011

We're Still Here

We were able to make it home from the hospital just in time for Easter dinner with my family. It is amazing the difference in the recovery from my C-section to a vaginal birth. I so appreciate all of your prayers as we hoped for a VBAC. I'm so happy with the whole experience. I have to admit that I entertained thoughts of just asking for a section as the labor grew more intense and the waiting for the epidural drug on, but I'm so glad I stuck it out and had such a great support team!

We were very fortunate to end up in the antepartum section of TGH so we had two beds instead of just a reclining chair for George to sleep in.

Day 2

Going home

For now she is sleeping in the pack n' play in our room as we finish up the girls' new bedroom

First bath

Hannah and Kate were able to meet her in the hospital the day after she was born. They have been warming up to her. They ask about her and talk about her but are generally content to let her be, unlike her baby-loving cousin, Rachel. Rachel just loves babies right now and it's funny to hear her talk about Reagan.

Reagan had her first doctor's appointment on Wednesday. She weighed in at a whopping 7 lbs. 3 oz. I say whopping because most babies are still under their birth weight within the first week and she lost weight, gained it back, and then surpassed it. All of this despite having some minor nursing issues. I was able to see the lactation specialist at TGH and they helped get us back on track. They predicted she'd be quite the chunker with my milk supply and her quick weight gain. She also was a bit jaundice, but nothing the pediatrician was concerned about.

She's been sleeping great this past week. George is almost getting a full night's sleep except for when I get in and out of bed from feeding her. She's eating about every 3 hours. I'm tired but I have to say that nursing/feeding one baby is SO much easier than two. Maybe it's because I have my mom to help me during the day and George has had some time off, but I have not had the same exhausted feeling yet that I had with the girls.

Here's some video of her. It's nothing special but I thought the family out of town might appreciate it!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Reagan Olivia Lantz

Here's the birth story. I started having contractions 2 a.m. on Friday morning. We went to the hospital at 9:30 and after walking around for two hours and only being 1 cm dilated, they sent us home. Well, my contractions weren't letting up so we went back to the hospital at 5:30 and I had progressed to 4 cm. And my pain was progressing as well. I immediately asked for an epidural once they admitted me. However, I had to wait about two hours before I was on the top of the list. Whoo...those were not a fun two hours nor was the epidural process fun. Apparently I had a tight back with very little fat so I had to be poked several times. It was well worth it. I felt nothing after that! It's easy having a baby when you don't feel anything.

Can you tell this picture was before the epidural and without my consent

After the epidural and very happy!

The epidural did not slow my labor down. I progressed to 10 cm in about 2 hours and was ready to push! I pushed for about 20 minutes and out she popped at 11:48 (I think-I still need to confirm that). She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz and was 19.5 inches long. George was an awesome support to me. He watched the whole thing and even cut her cord!

Friday, April 22, 2011

We're having a baby

We've been at the hospital for a while now and are awaiting our baby girl! Epidurals are wonderful! Pictures will probably come in the morning.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

39 Week Update

I'm still prego. I was pretty content with this until I saw a midwife today who started mentioning C-section. She said that some doctors in the practice were a little more cooperative with encouraging labor (mild induction) and others would rather just schedule a C-section. Well, the whole reason I switched to this practice was to do a VBAC so I came away feeling a little discouraged. Granted, I still haven't even reached my due date yet, but my hopes are still very high for a VBAC. When you are talking to a very hormonal, exhausted pregnant woman, it's just disappointing to hear something like that.

They still haven't done any internal exams so I'm not sure if I'm effaced or dilated at all. I'll know for sure next week. Please pray that my body evicts this precious baby girl on her own. I'm still fairly comfortable. I tossed and turned last night and have been having extremely weird dreams the last couple of nights. And I get winded reading the girls books. I'll let you know if anything happens.

Have an Sunday celebrating our risen Savior!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Pictures

These are the pictures (some of them) from the Spring/Easter mini photo session we had with our favorite phtographer, Ms. Abbey. She is now associated with the bunnies. As always, she did an amazing job! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves! Enjoy!