Friday, April 04, 2008

She Made It

Yes, the rumors are true. Baby number 4 fooled me in every way. Not only did she come on April 1st, but she fooled me into thinking I'd get a nice, short, smooth labor (my last labor, start to finish, took about 6 hours). This one started at 2:30 am with my water breaking (my first thought was, "Oh, this is SO not even funny") and ended at 8:36 pm when she finally made her way out. Yes, folks, that would be EIGHTEEN HOURS. She also fooled me into thinking she'd be somewhere in the 7 lb range, like all three of her brothers. Oh no. She was more than a pound bigger. My sons were 7 lb 4 oz, 7 lb 4 oz, and 7 lbs 7 oz. She was 8lbs 10 oz. Awesome. To top it off, she developed a fever and her biliruben count is up, so although I got to come home last night, she's still in the hospital in the level 2 nursery. We should be able to bring her home in a couple of hours from now, I hope.

I feel like I've been hit by a Mack truck. My body is exhausted, and I feel the onset of a cold coming on. It's been quite a week, let me tell you. But it's all worth it. She's beautiful, don't you think?






[Update: We brought her home yesterday afternoon. She's doing great!]

27 comments:

compulsive writer said...

Yay! Shane is a little disappointed you didn't name her after him, but we're all very happy for you!

Looks like you have a busy day still (but Yay! that she's coming home!), so I won't bother you again today. I was just checking in on you because S~ told me you were home but she wasn't yet.

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

B said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you! You're right--she is beautiful.

Kengo Biddles said...

She's adorable!

My friend Davros had a daughter as his first child, but they were expected a boy. Davros is quite the joker, and evidently so is his daughter who was also born on April 1st!

cari said...

She's gorgeous! Hope you can get some rest. Congratulations!

Lucky Red Hen said...

Beautiful! And I wouldn't say that if I didn't mean it ;o)

Queen Scarlett said...

She is so perfect... and I just wish I could kiss her too. I think her big entrance is just a little precursor to her ruling the roost as the premiere princess. ;-)

Hope you got some sleep while she tanned under the lights...

AzĂșcar said...

She's beautiful, really beautiful--look at those cheeks!


But somehow? You know what I really want to do? Reach in there and give T a GREAT BIG HUG.

Michemily said...

Wow, your baby is really beautiful.

Gerb said...

What a little doll. You'll have to email me on her name. We are so happy for you & hope you'll get some R & R - minus the cold.

Congrats!

pflower10 said...

She is SO VERY BEAUTIFUL!!! You can tell by those eyes she's a (your last name).

I hope you feel better soon and that you don't catch a cold.

When does she get to come home?? Or better yet, when do I get to snuggle her?

Samantha said...

She is definitely a beauty. Congratulations. I hope she's home soon--but mostly, I hope you feel better. Get some sleep--General Conference can be a really good time to do that. :)

Melody said...

Jules, congratulations! You should know that the first words out of my mouth, as Lauren and I sat here reading your blog, were: "She's beautiful!" So, add my praises here.

Words cannot express my joy for you to have your baby girl ...

NOBODY said...

oh my goodness, she is BEAUTIFUL. I love her sweet little face in the second photo. And all the pictures with the boys are priceless!

Congratulations, I'm so glad she's here safe and sound. Pretty fun to have April 1st birthday. Sorry she took her sweet time, but OH THAT SWEET FACE!

Did you go with Hilda Mae? Any chance you named her after me after all?

I hope you get some rest!

chronicler said...

OH how very wonderful! It is good to hear all is well; albeit the 18 hours it took her to get here! Must've had a sale she didn't want to miss on her way out! Congrats Julie and family! All the best blessing to you at this time.

The Daredevil Mom said...

Oh! Don't those boys look so excited to have their baby sister! Julie, she's so beautiful. I'm so happy for you!

wendysue said...

Yeah, she's here, and Yeah, the 18 hour labor is OVER! wow.

And let's here it for girls----DRAMA, right from the start. She's just getting you prepared for the next 18 years.

She is beautiful! Enjoy the pink and bows.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

AHHHHHHH, I haven't been here in awhile and I missed the news!!

She's gorgeous!

I'm going back to read the details now.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I hope someone e-mails me the name.

Hint.

Elizabeth-W said...

She's beautiful!!!!

Carrot Jello said...

She's darling! Congratulations!!

Jill said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Kalli Ko said...

Hooray! She is GORGEOUS! So glad you finally have your girl.

Sue said...

Congratulations Julie - she is darling. Hope you are feeling good and that she is sleeping a LOT.

sue-donym said...

She is PERFECT. ANd the pictures with your boys are priceless.

Please rest - as if.

Physcokity said...

What a little Angel! She looks so sweet it makes me cry a little, but it's a good thing, tears of joy and all that :D

Bek said...

Hurrah!!!! Congratulations!! I hope our girls get to me. She is beautiful (and I love the dark hair and green bow!!)

I hope you get some sleep! Also, get ready to add a whole new batch of laundry to your routine--the pink/red/orange/cute little girl clothes load!!! :-)

Is the name going to be made public? Also, I hope you didn't get a cold..that is the worst.

Can't wait for more pictures.

Geo said...

Precious. I'm so glad for you.