3.19.2009

Look What The Stork Brought!

On Tuesday I had a doctors appointment and my Doc said I looked really close to going.  I was dilated to a two and 50% effaced so she thought it would be a good idea to strip my membranes the next morning.  Wednesday morning, went in, stripped my membranes and I didn't go into labor so I went in again this morning.  When she checked me I was a 2+, 60% effaced and she said I was really soft.  So she thought it would be a good idea to strip me again.  I had gone unmedicated with Drew, had an epidural with Brody, and was undecided what I wanted to do with this baby.  She warned me that if she stripped me again the pain might make me want an epidural.  I didn't care at this point if I got an epidural or not so I said go ahead and strip me.  I love my Doc.  She only wants what I want.  She won't pressure you one way or another.  So she stripped me again.  That was at 8 am.  At 12:15 pm my contractions started ALL OF A SUDDEN and were HARD and were two to three minutes apart.  We went to the hospital an hour later and when they checked me I was dilated to a 5+.  I told them I wanted an epidural and they took their time calling the anesthesiologist.  In the meantime my Doc came in to see how I was doing.  The girl next door to me was under the care of my same Doctor, and she was planning on going unmedicated.  Well I was put in a room with a big tub so my doctor asked if it was okay if we switched rooms so she could labor in the tub.  I did that with Drew and it cut the pain in half so I was all for switching rooms with her.  We switched rooms and as my doctor was about to leave she decided to check me one more time.  I was at a 9!  She looked at me and I knew I wasn't getting the epidural.  The Anesthesiologist came in right then, he said hi congratulations and left.  I started crying, "I wanted an epidural."  I knew I still had one more option and that was for a Pudendal Block where it's just a local anesthetic.  The only thing is that it doesn't always work.  She worked like crazy numbing me, and thank goodness it worked.  I felt the pain of the contractions, the ring of fire, but when I tore I didn't need to be numbed and I didn't feel being stitched up, which were the two worst things about Drew's delivery.  As soon as she was done numbing me I started pushing.  Three pushes and at 2:13 pm our baby was born.  
This picture was taken when first arrived at the hospital.
This picture says baby weighs 7 lbs 3.5 ozs but the nurse said 
7 lbs 4 ozs.  You decide.  And 19.5 inches long.
Oh yeah, it's a girl and her name is Alia Mae Reynolds.

27 comments:

Stephanie Yamashita said...

She is so cute!!!!

Cari said...

congratulations!! she is beautiful! look at all that hair! we're so happy for you guys! :)

Kathryn said...

BEAUTIFUL Alia Mae <3
We are thrilled for all of you!

lyle and julia said...

WOO HOO!!! She is a beautiful little girl :) I love the name Alia :)

Williams Family said...

YEAH!! She is so so so so cute! What a beautiful baby girl! I love love the name! Congrats Noelle, Kurt, Drew and Brody! And welcome baby Alia!

Leah said...

OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH!!! NO WONDER YOU HAVE NOT ANSWERED YOUR PHONE!! She is beautiful.... Seriously beautiful! You know how sometimes they are not... WELL SHE IS!!! I can't believe she is here... I get to photograph her in 4 days... AHHH!!! I can't wait! Well this will change things for our visit... Let me know what you think as soon as you can...
I'm realing, I'm so excited for you and me that I get to photograph this little beauty!!!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

I can't wait to see you guys!

TD said...

Ignore my facebook message, i thought you might have posted here first. It sounds like everything went quickly:) Yea! She looks so cute and new. Hope she sleep well for you. I LOVE the name.

.Ang. said...

Congrats you guys!!!!

She is so cute!! I love ALL HER HAIR!!

SOO happy for you!!

Love you lots!

ANgie

Crystal said...

She is absolutely darling! Congratulations! We send our love and aloha!

Alissa said...

Holy cow! Look at all that hair!! She is a cutie! We'll have to come visit you so we can see her. Congratulations!

natalie said...

congratulations Noelle she looks so cute by the way she looks like drew. you are so brave!!!! we love you.

Natalie

Shanae said...

YAY!!!! She is so CUTE!! Congrats.

stef j. said...

oh my gosh i can't believe it! she's here!!

and SO SO adorable!

and way to go for you. talk about a fast labor!

she's SO cute!!

Melissa said...

wasn't she due April 1st!? So early and she came fast!! I am so happy for you guys!
She is gorgeous and I love her name!

The Price Family said...

She is beautiful!!! Congratulations...

IWA said...

Yay! Im glad everything went well with the labor!..Alia has so much hair....lucky baby! i love the spelling of her name! How is Drew with her baby sister?
Congratulations!

Kim and the Fam said...

wow congrats! lucky it was a fast labor since you didn't get your ep. She has awesome hair. Love it! What a cutie. Congrats!

iMaLLheaRt said...

Congratulations!! She is so cute!! Hope you're doing good!!

Widiger Family said...

Congratulations!!!! She is so darling!!!! and all these hair!. Have a good recovery, you're a strong little mama.

Erin and James said...

yay! congrats! She was early, and she is goooorgeous! i love all that hair on her! what a great name! I'm so happy for you guys! Now I can put a gift in the mail to you! looove you!

Lance said...

Yay! A baby girl. All that dark hair so beautiful. Congrats and when you come north we need to get together! PS I love her name

Keiko said...

Wow! Congratulations! She is so cute!!! Drew and Brody will be a good big sister and a brother! We are planning on driving down to St. George soon, we have to stop by!

Tyson and Shelise said...

Congratulations! SHe is a doll, she looks like a total mix between you and kurt! Cant wait to see her!

Patrick and Crystal said...

Congratulations!! She is adorable, and I can't believe how FAST your labor was!! Your doctor sounds great; I'm so glad everything went well!

Willing 'Ohana said...

Wow. What a story. Our babies are very close in age. I was supposed to get a c-section on the 10th but I went into labor and he came early (on the 8th). So our kids are only 3 days apart. How crazy is that. She is so cute and I love all the hair. At least our babies weren't bald! Well check out our blog and you can see some pictures of the new baby. Congrats and hope being a mommy of 3 is going good for you. Take care

Torry, Jeffrey, and Dozer said...

Congratulations! She's absolutely precious!!

Derek+Hillary+Jocelyn=Williams said...

HELLO! Earth to me! I'm sorry I didn't find out til now! YIKES!

CONGRATS my dear! She is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love LOVE love her name! So perfect! FUN to have another girl! :> Congrats!

I finally got sucked into Twilight! Makes me think of you! :> xoxox

 
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