Thursday, August 2, 2012

she's here!


Nora Truth
July 31, 2012
11:16 am
8 lb. 11 1/2 oz. 21 in.



(if you thought Ruby looked like Kevin...)


(We only have ugly phone pictures so far because it's been a whirlwind past couple days!)

Everything went great. A crazy story...long story short:
I was in "labor" for 5 days.
Strong contractions here and there, but nothing intense.
The night before I had her my midwife checked me and I was at a 9 and 100% effaced...still feeling as normal as ever. It was crazy. Just hanging out, walking the neighborhood, watching Jim Gaffigan specials, dilated to a 8 or 9 and fully effaced.
And then the next morning at 5:30 I hit transition and I hit it hard.
That is the part I'll need to write about and share.

The story goes like this:
la la la for 5 days
most intense severe pain I've ever experienced in my life
my husband catches my baby
she's here and all is right with the world

I'll try to share our birth story soon and pictures from it all.
It was certainly the experience of a lifetime.
For now, we are getting settled in as a family of 4.
Kevin has the house spotless and does everything for me...it's amazing.
Friends and family have come to visit and bless us and it's been wonderful.

Looking forward to healing completely (SO MUCH faster and better with a home birth than hospital birth. I felt the same way immediately after having her as I did days later with Ruby. Although with home birth you recover with no pain medicine at all. Just herbs and prayer) and life slowly getting to our new normal.
I can't tell you how good it feels to snuggle in bed with a fuzzy, chunky newborn.
Her smell!
The noises she makes!
She is such a good nurser...my favorite part about infancy.

And, it comes as no surprise, Ruby is big sister of the year. Not a smidge jealous. Beams with pride when I ask her to go get something for Nora. Reads her books. Comforts her. Squeezes her:)  She's doing great. 


11 comments:

Sheryl said...

We are madly in love! Nora....you're such a blessing already! I'm just so happy and thankful for you all. Words can't explain.

Brittani said...

Congrats to you all!

Cassimus T said...

Hooray!! she's so precious!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow! I totally thought you had her DAYS AGO!! Wow wow wow wow!! I so can not wait to hear the story!! Bless you all she is gorgeous!!! -Jenny galloway

Kari Beth said...

precious precious precious! can't wait to love on her tomorrow!

sararosie said...

I can't wait to hold this sweet little girl and hug you so tightly because of how awesome you and your family are!! Y'all are such blessings and your birth story is so encouraging to this momma to be. I love you guys!! Can't wait to see you!

Haley Galloway said...

WHOA! I was wrong lol! I thought she was here like a week ago already! That's insane you were 9cm and walking around! I was begging for the epidural by 9cm. I can't wait to hear the full birth story! If we ever have another I want to have a home birth. I've had awful experiences both times in the hospital. Even with Noah, my entire pregnancy I saw a midwife, told her how much I wanted to do a natural birth from pretty much the get-go. I told her I would need support though, and asked her if I should hire a doula. She told me not to, and she would be there almost my entire labor. So I trusted her words. And when I go to the hospital, in full blown labor at 11 at night and she doesn't show up until 45 minutes before I start pushing. It was very disappointing. I also hated be checked on every 20 minutes, having someone looking over my shoulder and scrutinizing how I was nursing or what I was doing right/wrong. I hate hospitals and will never deliver again in one!

CONGRATS! She is beautiful. Looks just like kevin!! Enjoy your time!!

The Mashburn's said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations. We are so excited for you guys! She is beautiful and Yes she does look like Kevin. So proud of Ruby girl. She is an amazing child as well! We love you and will see you soon.

P.S. We get to bring dinner to you next friday evening..... :)

Aunt Kristi said...

What a face!!!! :) I LOVE YOUR BLOGS!!!!!!!!! Congrats to everyone!

Leslie said...

Congrats again. Love her, love you all and you're just he most precious family!! So happy for you!!

PS- when I read your "family of 4" line, I smiled! Eeeekkk!!!

Dennis said...

Send more pictures!! I check every day to see Nora and new family.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

she's here!


Nora Truth
July 31, 2012
11:16 am
8 lb. 11 1/2 oz. 21 in.



(if you thought Ruby looked like Kevin...)


(We only have ugly phone pictures so far because it's been a whirlwind past couple days!)

Everything went great. A crazy story...long story short:
I was in "labor" for 5 days.
Strong contractions here and there, but nothing intense.
The night before I had her my midwife checked me and I was at a 9 and 100% effaced...still feeling as normal as ever. It was crazy. Just hanging out, walking the neighborhood, watching Jim Gaffigan specials, dilated to a 8 or 9 and fully effaced.
And then the next morning at 5:30 I hit transition and I hit it hard.
That is the part I'll need to write about and share.

The story goes like this:
la la la for 5 days
most intense severe pain I've ever experienced in my life
my husband catches my baby
she's here and all is right with the world

I'll try to share our birth story soon and pictures from it all.
It was certainly the experience of a lifetime.
For now, we are getting settled in as a family of 4.
Kevin has the house spotless and does everything for me...it's amazing.
Friends and family have come to visit and bless us and it's been wonderful.

Looking forward to healing completely (SO MUCH faster and better with a home birth than hospital birth. I felt the same way immediately after having her as I did days later with Ruby. Although with home birth you recover with no pain medicine at all. Just herbs and prayer) and life slowly getting to our new normal.
I can't tell you how good it feels to snuggle in bed with a fuzzy, chunky newborn.
Her smell!
The noises she makes!
She is such a good nurser...my favorite part about infancy.

And, it comes as no surprise, Ruby is big sister of the year. Not a smidge jealous. Beams with pride when I ask her to go get something for Nora. Reads her books. Comforts her. Squeezes her:)  She's doing great. 


11 comments:

Sheryl said...

We are madly in love! Nora....you're such a blessing already! I'm just so happy and thankful for you all. Words can't explain.

Brittani said...

Congrats to you all!

Cassimus T said...

Hooray!! she's so precious!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow! I totally thought you had her DAYS AGO!! Wow wow wow wow!! I so can not wait to hear the story!! Bless you all she is gorgeous!!! -Jenny galloway

Kari Beth said...

precious precious precious! can't wait to love on her tomorrow!

sararosie said...

I can't wait to hold this sweet little girl and hug you so tightly because of how awesome you and your family are!! Y'all are such blessings and your birth story is so encouraging to this momma to be. I love you guys!! Can't wait to see you!

Haley Galloway said...

WHOA! I was wrong lol! I thought she was here like a week ago already! That's insane you were 9cm and walking around! I was begging for the epidural by 9cm. I can't wait to hear the full birth story! If we ever have another I want to have a home birth. I've had awful experiences both times in the hospital. Even with Noah, my entire pregnancy I saw a midwife, told her how much I wanted to do a natural birth from pretty much the get-go. I told her I would need support though, and asked her if I should hire a doula. She told me not to, and she would be there almost my entire labor. So I trusted her words. And when I go to the hospital, in full blown labor at 11 at night and she doesn't show up until 45 minutes before I start pushing. It was very disappointing. I also hated be checked on every 20 minutes, having someone looking over my shoulder and scrutinizing how I was nursing or what I was doing right/wrong. I hate hospitals and will never deliver again in one!

CONGRATS! She is beautiful. Looks just like kevin!! Enjoy your time!!

The Mashburn's said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations. We are so excited for you guys! She is beautiful and Yes she does look like Kevin. So proud of Ruby girl. She is an amazing child as well! We love you and will see you soon.

P.S. We get to bring dinner to you next friday evening..... :)

Aunt Kristi said...

What a face!!!! :) I LOVE YOUR BLOGS!!!!!!!!! Congrats to everyone!

Leslie said...

Congrats again. Love her, love you all and you're just he most precious family!! So happy for you!!

PS- when I read your "family of 4" line, I smiled! Eeeekkk!!!

Dennis said...

Send more pictures!! I check every day to see Nora and new family.