Monday, September 29, 2008

So very blessed!

I can't help but to just stare at this little miracle! It's amazing to me how much love you really have for your baby. I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful husband and now a beautiful, healthy baby girl! I have dreamed of this moment for such a long time, it's still very surreal. I can't believe she is finally here. What an incredible journey, and I can't wait for what lies ahead.

I love this picture of our new family of three and our fabulous doctor. We are so thankful that Dr. Meredith was able to help us through infertility and make it possible for us to have this little angel! Tagg was amazing through the labor and delivery. We were scheduled for induction at 11:00 on Thursday morning, but got a call saying there were 5 ladies in labor and we'd have to wait till they delivered before we could go up. We arrived at the hospital at 12:30 p.m. They broke my water at 2:00 and then started me on pitocin. At 4:00 p.m. I was dialated at 4 cm and 90%, which is when I asked for the epidural. At 7:20, I had dialated to 6 cm. The nurse said it still could be a couple of hours, so we were prepared for an all nighter. Well, at 8:00 p.m. I started feeling a lot of pressure, called the nurse in, and she said, "you're complete. I will go call Dr. Meredith to let him know." When she left, Tagg asked me, "so, what does complete mean?" And I looked at him and said..."Honey, I'm at a 10!" I think at that point his nerves really kicked in. The nurse came back and said to push through a contraction to see if we could get things going, that was at 8:15 p.m. I pushed through 2 contractions and then she said she had better call the Dr. He got there pretty fast, and was panting a little. Tagg asked him if he ran here, and Dr. Meredith said, all the way up the stairs! The Dr. wanted me to push through another contraction so he could see where I was at, just as he was telling me that most first time labors can be pushing for an hour or two at least, so to prepare myself...then he quickly told me to stop pushing! He said, oh never mind, she's coming! And little Londyn was born at 8:40 p.m. It went really quick and I couldn't believe it was over, just like that. Tagg didn't pass out either, for all those who were wondering. He did say he got really nervous that the doctor wasn't going to make it though, but once he arrived, he was good to go. What an experience!!

Okay, last one. This is us just getting home from the hospital. So, here's a crazy story. We left the hospital on Saturday around noon and went to Wal-Mart to pick up my prescriptions. When Tagg got back to the car, he said, well...let's go see Brooke (she had just had a baby, too). I kinda looked at him like, are you kidding, we just left the hospital. Anyway, Tagg had got a call from our nurse at the hospital letting us know we hadn't been discharged yet and needed to come back because there was a problem. Not something we really wanted to hear. Apparently, there was another Williams baby girl born and they thought our baby had got all of her shots, but hadn't. So, we had to go back so she could have her Hepatitis B shot, and her first screening. Crazy hospital! :o)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

She has finally arrived!!!!

Londyn Mineko Williams was born Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 at 8:40 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 in. long (short). This is a picture of Mommy and Londyn meeting just after her first bath. Check out all that hair!!! Actually, it is a toupee....

Here is a picture of daddy and Londyn get ready to check out of the hospital. Isn't he, I mean she, so cute? Mommy and Londyn are doing great and Daddy is stressed out and extremely paranoid!!!! We'll be sure to post pictures of her smiling from the left and the right views, one from birds eye and also one from underwater. Then we will post pictures of her crying in 3D and we also have 45 minutes of video of her sleeping. Ha ha....

39 Weeks

This is Darc and I leaving for the hospital and a picture of her at 39 weeks.

Monday, September 15, 2008

36 weeks and 2 days!

Grr! I so hate posting pics of myself, but for some reason people keep telling me that I've gotta post some pics of my belly. So, this was taken on Sat. Sept. 6th, just before my baby shower. I was 36w2d. Today, I'm 37w4d. I can't believe that I could have this little girl any day now. It's still so surreal. In church yesterday, Tagg grabbed a pencil and asked if he were to poke my belly with it, if it would deflate like a balloon and if that would make the baby come out. I think he's getting tired of me being pregnant too. :o) I still can't complain, I've had a great pregnancy. Even then, I am getting very anxious to meet this beautiful girl. We go in tomorrow morning to see how far I'm dialating, so we're excited for that. Last week, we had an ultrasound and even though they can't give an exact measurement, they say right now she is only measuring in the 24th percentile. They say she only weighs 5 lbs 7 oz. So, she needs to stay in my belly as long as possible. I was glad to hear she wasn't huge, having Gestational Diabetes increases my chances of delivering a big baby. But, I am also scared to have a tiny baby - with babies losing weight at first, it'd be scary if she dropped below 5 lbs! Anyway, we are so excited and nervous and can't wait to let you all know when she's born!!

What...Another Baby Shower?

I just wanted to tell Courtney (my sister) and Lacey (my friend from work) THANK YOU, THANK YOU for throwing me such a great shower last Saturday! I'm pretty lucky to have you two and Katie and Erin to throw me such great showers! And thank you to all my friends and family that came. I know some of you came from out of state just for the shower, and others that I hadn't seen forever, I was so glad that you all came. Tagg and I are truly blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives that support us and love us. We got so many amazing gifts - when we were unloading the car, we just kept saying how thoughtful and generous everyone was. We seriously hit the jack pot. Mom, thank you so, SO much for letting us have it at your house! I know it must have been a headache, but I truly appreciate it! And Jan (my mother-in-law) thank you for coming over and helping me get organized. I can officially say that I'm ready for our baby girl, well, as far as having all of her clothes washed and put away. It's a great feeling! Anyway, thank you again to all that came and Court and Lacey, I seriously can't thank you two enough! Sorry - I'm so sad to say that I didn't get a single picture with me, Court, and Lacey. But, I'll be posting my prego belly here shortly.