Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Day 1

Above is Mom feeling good and eating well. Below are some pictures of our baby girl's first day. She's a cutie.

Here she is with Grandma Carole.

And here with Grandma Chris. We are so glad both our grandmas could be there!

Everyone is well and should be home sometime tomorrow. The kids and I are both excited to have mom back home and to welcome our new baby.


Monday, October 05, 2009

Finally Here!!!

Grace Clark was born this evening at 8:15 pm. She weighed 7 lbs 15 oz and was 18 1/2" long. Amy had her water broken by the doctor at 6:45pm and had an epideral right after that. We sat and finished watching a movie and then at 8pm the nurse checked her and she was a 10 already. The doctor came in, Amy pushed 3-4 times and the baby was out. Simple and easy. It was as perfect as it could have been. The baby is doing wonderful and so is Amy. Everyone is happy! Definitely worth the wait!

Amy has her cell, so feel free to give her a call or me a call (801) 691-3249. We are at UVRMC in Provo. Call me or Amy for the code and room number. Thanks for all your support!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

No baby!

This little girl is sure stubborn. As you can guess, the stripping of the membranes yesterday didn't work. It was the second time they've done it and I'm now dilated to just under 4 cm and 80% effaced. I don't know what she's doing in there!
Our next plan is to be induced Monday late afternoon/early evening if the hospital isn't full. The doctor I saw yesterday is one of my two favorites at the clinic and he will be on call starting Monday night at 7:00. So that's what we'll shoot for. I have to get the strep B antibiotic and so I'll probably go in a little earlier to get that going, but other than that, that is the plan for now!
Seriously - what IS she doing in there??

Friday, October 02, 2009

Newborns and the Swine Flu

The swine flu is supposed to hit Utah kind of hard this month and so hospitals are cracking down to protect the newborns. Utah Valley (where we will be delivering) is not allowing children under the age of 14 into the maternity section of the hospital and if you are over the age of 14 you can only enter if you are completely healthy - no kind of sicknesses at all.
This is wonderful because I want my baby to be protected. It's actually a little stressful to have a baby right now with the idea that she cannot be vaccinated and she will be vulnerable to the swine flu. This is also terrible because I was so looking forward to Henry and Ella coming to see us at the hospital. Hopefully they'll be okay with waiting the 2 days until we are able to come home.
Also, Henry hardly ever gets sick - seriously, I don't remember the last time he was sick. Today he woke up with a cold...
On a similar note, today I will get my membrane's stripped (again) and HOPEFULLY we'll have a baby today or tomorrow - stay posted!