Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Corinne's Birth Story

This all started during the evening on Monday. We go for a walk every night around the neighborhood and I noticed that the contractions I was having were a little more intense then just warm-up ones. All that night and the next day I had sporadic contractions, but never felt like they were getting closer or more intense. That night around the girl's bedtime everything started picking up so I called the birth center where we were having the baby to let them know it could be tonight! We held off on leaving for another hour or so as Brian got everything ready. Decided to leave the house around 9 pm so we could get settled in at the birth center instead or risking a baby in the car =) Got to the birth center at around 10:30; put the girls back to sleep after the car ride and waited on my mom to come to stay with them. Labor kept picking up, but come 2pm still no baby and I was ready to have her. I decided to have my water broken so that I could get ready to try to push. After some really intense contractions and a few good pushes she was out. Ah, that was heaven! Later that day we packed up and went home to relax with our new baby.

So that's how our precious girl joined the world. We are all thrilled to have her here and home with us. It's my first experience taking my baby home. Just getting to hold and snuggle her is so wonderful. Our only complication was Corinne having a tongue tie that had to be clipped. Since that was fixed she has been nursing fine, just doing her baby stuff. Olivia and Alaina have been enjoying her too. Olivia was thrilled from day one while Alaina took a few days to show interest in her. Now she notices Corinne and tries to talk with her or pat her. It's so cute to see the older girls loving on Corinne.

Thanks to everyone for your well wishes and comments on our beautiful baby girl!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

She's Here!

The littlest Harvey girl!

Her name is Corinne Autumn and she came on Wed. just as Mama predicted.

She was 8 lb. 9 oz. and 20 1/2 in. long. The biggest of all three girls!

Born at 2:44 this morning. We are home now and mama and baby are doing great =)

I'll update more after we all get some much needed rest.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sisterly Love

Alaina got her car seat turned around this weekend so now I can see what's going on back there. She was getting some mysterious bruises on the arm that is next to Olivia. Olivia always wants to hold her hand, but Alaina refuses when she is awake. Aren't they so sweet! It won't last long though because Olivia is moving to the third row as soon as baby girl (currently missing an official name) makes her debut. Due on Fri. though I'm planning for Wed. now since the girls were both Wed. babies too. We shall see!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Somebody's Climbing!

Uh oh! Olivia's bed is Alaina's latest climbing accomplishment. She can do stairs as long as they are big enough to balance on and also regularly gets on the mini trampoline. I think we would have to take off the couch pillows for her to even attempt that obstacle. Good thing is that Alaina is pretty cautious when it comes to her own safety so she will sit on the bed and yell for me instead of diving off. She hasn't quite figured out the getting down part yet =)