Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Our sweet baby is here!

She's here : Rylee Kate Deamer!
Born, Tuesday Jan 19th at 5:23 p.m.
6 lbs. 8 oz.
19 1/2 inches
So far, she is such a super good girl! We are still working on nursing - she has done well at times, and quite uninterested at other times. I don't know if this will continue, but yesterday she slept very long at night. In fact at one point she was absolutely impossible to wake up.

An unexpected thing was that we were able to have visitors, and even Reese came up to see us. As of a week or two ago, the rules were quite different. I was happy to be able to have Reese see her baby sister.




The labor went extremely different than my expectations. I was induce with Reese and 5 1/2 hrs later she was born, with me having a very nice epidural.

That was not the case here. We went up at 7:00 am, had my water broken and was on the pitocin, just like last time. But unlike last time, my body wouldn't dilate. I was feeling pain to where I was ready and get my epidural, about two hrs later than I asked for it. My left side never felt numb on my leg, but I couldn't feel my contractions so they thought it was fine. I continued to not dilate past a 1 and 1/2 which was getting frustrating. I was nervous I might have to have a c- section. Then at three thirty four ish, after having been feeling very good with me epidural I started to feel the contractions again on my left side. After about an hour or so it was getting way bad, and not just my left side. They tried to give me something else, at that point I had suddenly dilated to a 5. So I was hurting but excited. After he gave me the medicine I felt more and more pain and pressure. After only 15-20 min, I was a ten. I felt at this point like I had had no epidural at all. Although I'm sure it was still helping a little. The doctor came up, and we pushed for just a few minutes and she was out. I could swear I felt all the pain. I definitely cried. As soon as she was out I felt so much better.
She barely cried when she came out, which I didn't even hear, and so far hasn't cried much since.
I am so thankful for her, and for our little family. I loved having Jeremy there who held my hand while I pushed and cried like a baby. I am so thankful to have such an amazing father for my two little girls.

13 comments:

Chelsie said...

congratulations!!! she is gorgeous!!! and i love her name!! i'm glad everything went alright and she is healthy. i'm sorry about the epidural though, that stinks, I'm glad that you didn't have to push too long with all that pain

Candace said...

Katie, congratulations she is beautiful!

Lauren Tatton said...

Congrats she is so beautiful! Im sorry about the epideral I will pray that does not happed to me! But you did it! Ya! She is perfect good work you 2!

Ashley said...

I wish I could see her in person! She is so pretty, I want to see more pictures!

Ashley said...

I wish I could see her in person! She is so pretty, I want to see more pictures!

Challise and Rusty said...

Yahoo! She is here AND you have a good story to tell her about how she got here! Sorry, the happy shot didn't work, but it's over and she is beautiful! Congrats! Good luck with the feeding.

Cassi and Chadd said...

Yay! Love the name. I hope you are well!!!

Palmers said...

Congrats! She is a doll. That is so fun that you got to have Rheese come up, I thought it would be pretty strict up there to. She looks like she is going to love her. I'm so happy I finally got to hear the name:) lol YOu secret girl you:)

Marcia Wilson said...

Look at that sweet face!! That must have been so frustrating but you are totally hard core now just tell people you went natural!! Congratulations!!

Marcia Wilson said...

Look at that sweet face!! That must have been so frustrating but you are totally hard core now just tell people you went natural!! Congratulations!!

ThE fRoNkS!... said...

She is beautiful. I love her name. I am sorry about the epidural, that is so frustrating. I hope you are feeling good. Congrats!!!

St. Jeor Family said...

CONGRATS!!! She is beautiful!! By the way I found your blog threw Stephs. I hope its ok that I stopped by.

Megan said...

Yay! She is so beautiful. Love the name and I love the picture of her with Reese. I am glad the rules have changed and they got to see each other. I hope the nursing thing gets better for you. And it is that way without the drugs...as soon as Evan was out, nothing hurt anymore. I thought it would be like stubbing your toe (lol) with some residual pain, but none the second they are out. It was awesome. I am sorry that the epidural didn't work though. At least I was planning on all that pain. But you survived and have such a beautiful girl as a result ;) Good luck these next few weeks. I will send good sleeping vibes your way!