Friday, February 12, 2016
On December 29 at 11:37 p.m. We welcomed a baby girl! Magnolia Jane surprised us as we all (dr. included) were convinced that I would have a boy.... We are thrilled to have another girl especially big sister!
Labor and delivery was much smoother then last time... Labored at home for about 8 hours with mild contractions all day, went to 39 week dr. appointment (just like last time) and was almost 6 cm dilated so decided to take our time and then head to the hospital.
It was a busy day at our small town hospital and I made work for them as I decided to not get an epidural upon arrival. More work because they can't monitor me or baby the whole time so the nurse has to check in every 30 minutes... I walked I bounced I changed positions because baby was not dropping into place for exit...
At 8.5 cm the pain took a turn.... I broke down and got the epidural... I thought I could fight through it, nope.... So much respect for women who can go through with no epidural,but I would have never made it....no way
Epidural in (except for one spot on my left hip...ugh) and 1hour later and 5 pushes she was here!
8 lbs. 5 ounces and 20 1/4 inches she was here.... And she was nameless.
B had presented the name Magnolia and I was stuck on Rose....apparently my husband the greenhouse expert doesn't like Roses.....what?
After 24 plus hours we agreed that she would be Magnolia Jane (which is a real variety of the flowers)
We will call her Maggie or MJ.
B is now outnumbered by females and also the initials MB
We are truly blessed with a healthy family and are enjoying getting to know sweet Maggie.