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!


Granny said...

Gwen, she is beuatiful and you are a remarkable Mom. Hugs to all the girls and Brian, too. Brian is going to have to get a big old boy dog for a little male companionship.

Melinda said...

Congratulations on your new baby girl Gwen!! I have had your blog on my "favorites" but honestly I haven't looked at yours or Susan's in MONTHS!! I had no idea you were expecting again. You all just look so happy and healthy and I'm so glad I "stopped by". We are expecting baby #2 on Dec 16th. Not sure how Tyler feels about it - he's pretty wishy washy but I know he'll be a great big brother. Congratulations again!!