Saturday, May 8, 2010

I got some more pics from my family...so here are just a few more :)
Birth Story:
I started having serious contractions on Friday morning and they were completely playing games with my head. They would start, get strong and closer together then stop. Sometimes they were 40 mins apart and sometimes they were 10. Talk about frustrating! By Sunday when nothing had happened, and I was still in on again off again pain, I decided I was going to walk myself into labor. I walked and walked and walked and then when it wasn't doing anything...I started running! I'm sure it was quite a sight, giant prego lady running around! :) Later at night they started getting closer and stronger and when I finally realized I needed to start timing them, they were down to about 5 minutes apart and VERY painful. YIKES!

Jessica dropped everything and headed over to watch Maddux and we zoomed off to the hospital. I was praying the whole way that we wouldn't get there and find out I was dilated to a 1, like when I was in labor with Maddux. Lucky for me, by the time we got there I was a 6! They got me right in at 10:00 and started the process to get my epidural ASAP. It was amazing. Everything went so smoothly and my family and Wendy came to be with us. By about 3:20am I was ready to push and at 3:55, Reese was born. The only problem that we had was when the nurse had me pushing and Reese started coming before the doctor was ready. There is NOTHING worse than feeling that "pressure" of crowning and having them say "Ok, don't push anymore! Whatever you do, don't push!". Ouch.

Everything has been amazing since then and I am one happy momma!

Happy Mother's Day! :)

13 comments:

Lindsey Jensen said...

Oh Tarah she is beautiful!!! I love the picture of you and Drew... adorable!!!

Brittani said...

PERFECT birth! I am soo happy for you. As a nurse i never told patients to wait because I know what kind of pressure is down there!!

Beth Curtis said...

that sounds like an amazing delivery! I am so happy that she was early. There is nothing worse than waiting ( as I know you know!)

Lauren said...

Yay for Reese. I am so happy for you guys- you are such a cute family.

Merrill Family said...

Congratulations! She is BEAUTIFUL!

Tierra said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you guys. She is so darn cute!! I am so glad that everything went so well.

www.tiffanygarfield.com said...

WOW! That's awesome and I'm SO glad that things went smoothly! Love that you started running around...something I would totally do, even if people were like man that chic is CRAZY! It worked right?! :) Congrats! How fun to have both your kiddos here for mothers day. I'm sure it was the best! :)

Kelli said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and I LOVE the name. Good job!

Ryan & Keri said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

hill said...

love love her!!! xo

theniufamily said...

I am so happy that everything went so well. She is so sweet. I love all the pictures!

Elise said...

She is so beautiful! Congrats!!

DKAZ said...

Tarah-what a cute little girl! I love the name and I love that pic of you and Drew looking at each other...