Friday, June 11, 2010

She's Here! (That Was Unexpected!)

Well, that was fast.
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At about 9 PM on Thursday, I was about to start a summer league basketball game when Bryan's phone rang. He missed the call, but told me it was Amanda. So, I called her back only to hear her say, "I think my water broke."
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I asked her if she could wait about an hour until my game was finished. (kidding) We went straight to the hospital.
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Amanda, eagerly waiting to find out if it indeed was her water that broke, or if she simply drank too much Dr. Pepper.
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Getting dressed in Triage - Be careful changing!
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Yep, that's amnionic fluid on the floor.
Gees, Amanda.
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No progress made over night. A contraction here and there. A few walks around the halls. Nurses waking us up periodically.
7 AM brought the first big contraction, but they were still pretty sparse.
8:30 AM commenced a series of
BIG CONTRACTIONS!
9:2o -ish AM, Cheri, our awesome midwife says, "That's it time to push!"
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9:31 AM brought Little Lucy into the world.

Her chord was wrapped around her neck, so she was a little blue - needed some O2
I was proud of Amanda when Addy was born, but this time she really impressed me.
NO EPIDURAL!
I don't know why she declined, but she did. It was hard for me to see her in so much pain, but I can honestly say, this time, that I've never been so proud of her. She showed me a side of her that I had never seen before (and I don't mean her insides - gross.)
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Our little girl getting cleaned up.
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Mommy and baby, both doing well.
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7 pounds, 7 ounces. 19.5 inches long.
I know that may seem normal, but to us it seemed so tiny.
I mean, Addy was two pounds heavier, two inches longer.
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Abby came in a few hours later to give Lucy her first bath.
Thanks Aunt Abby!
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Getting her hair washed.
She has my dad's hair. Dark on the sides, nothing on top.
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Lucy Joylynn Boyd
All wrapped up and warm after her bath.
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Addison was so excited to see her baby sister outside of Mommy's belly.
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Grandma Judy brought Addy in to meet her sister.
Cute picture.
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We're now a family of four.
Can you tell it was a long night?
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Addison holding Lucy.
She thinks her little sister is so neat.
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This one's a keeper.
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Giving Lucy kisses.
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Now that I have a fast computer, I can upload videos.
Here's a short one of Addy holding Lucy for the first time.
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video
I love how she says, "It's OK. It's OK, Baby Sister."
I think Addy thought she hurt her sister, since she started crying. Poor thing.
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More pictures coming soon!

12 comments:

Nicole said...

CONGRATS!!! addy looks so happy :) she is going to love having a little sister, amanda- you look GREAT! wow, you just had a baby... brad, you look like you've been up all night. happy she's here and all is well. see you soon ;)

Adam and Samantha said...

Congratulations!!! She's so cute! Addy looks so excited to be a big sister! Wow, no epidural, impressive! Get some rest, we're excited for you guys!

Bekah and Jim said...

Yay Amanda!! Congrats you guys! She is a cutie! That Addy...she is a character! Very photogenic. You're a crazy lady Amanda! No drugs??!!! Very impressed. 2 is WAY better than 1! Good luck!

Adam and Samantha said...

Brad looks like crap...he needs some pampering_A

The High Family- said...

Amanda, you are a rock star! No epdidural is incredible. Lucy is so beautiful and such a cute name. You guys are one gorgeous family! Congrats!

Alixa said...

I think her middle name should be Diamond. That would just be perfect...

katie said...

congratulations amanda and brad! she is so cute. and addy is so precious! and amanda, no epidural? you're amazing.

dadTB said...

You are all in our prayers!

Fantastic, another Boyd is added to our clan.

Any mommy who can do it "the old fashion way" is just alright in our book!

Addy looked so happy holding Little Lucy. She was cute when the tears came... "I think I broke her!" LOL

Love,
Aunt Julie and Uncle Tom

Amy said...

Those are so cute!!!!! She's adorable! The pics of Addison and Lucy are so dang cute! Brad, it looks like you had the long night pushing Lucy out than Amanda. Amanda you look so brighteyed and beautiful after the whole thing!! Congrats you guys!

Jessy and Kurt Antonino!!!! said...

Oh Congratulations or FELICIDADES BOYD!!!!!

What a cute family you have, your two little girls are cute and your wife doesn't look like she just had a baby and Brad you are the only one that looks weird or raro como se escribe eso vos.

Les queremos mucho y felicidades dice mi mama. Esto te lo escribio Kenny, mario dice hola, la jessy dice hola y mi mama dice que los quiere mucho.

Chapman Family said...

Congrats! Hope everyone is adjusting to life with two sweet girls!

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