Sunday, November 20, 2011

Presley Faye Roper 8/25/11

Well........ she's here!!

(I know I'm about 3 months late in posting this. Sorry, but it's been a crazy couple of months ;)
Presley Faye Roper was born on Augst 25th, 2011 at 3pm via c-section.

She weighed 7lbs 2oz (one ounce smaller than I guessed) and was 20 inches long.

Right before we went to the hospital....
I've been putting off updating our blog because there has just been SO MUCH going on that I think I've been a little overwhelmed at the thought of it.

The whole hospital experience was crazy, but totally worth the little angel we were able to bring home with us. I've tried typing out the story, but my first version was about 10 pages long, lol. I tried a second time with less details, but I still don't know if I'm going to post it.

Long story short..... I got induced because my fluid levels were low and they were worried about the baby. After a horrible night and 12 hours of the most intense pain

I've ever felt (and could've NEVER imagined) I was finally given an epidural. But then the baby wasn't tolerating things very well and her heart rate kept dropping. After trying lots of things and even getting dialated to a 9.5 they felt the need to get her out ASAP.

about to head in for the c-section.....
The c-section was a crazy thing to experience..... having your body being cut open while you're wide awake, and smelling your own burning flesh, EW!

I was so happy when they finally let Josh come in and sit by my head. He got to watch them actually pull Presley out of me too. It was a huge relief to hear her start screaming and then catch a glimpse of her as they walked her past me. They brought her to my face after a few minutes and I finally got to meet my baby girl!!

They then took her out and Josh got to spend the first 45minutes with her while I got put back together.I eventually got taken to recovery and was able to hold her and touch her and get some bonding time.

The next several days were spent in the hospital and they are all a little blurry to me. The lack of sleep and the pain meds make it all mush together in my head.

I was hardly able to move from the pain and Josh had to do almost everything for the baby. He was amazing (and still is). He loves his little girl and is such a good daddy!

When it came time for us to leave the hospital I was scared. I had wonderful nurses taking care of me for 4 days, and I was nervous about having to take care of myself and a brand new baby. We survived though, with a little help from my mom and then my mother inlaw.

I love being at home with my baby girl! She has been such a good baby, we are really blessed! (Plus she is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen :)