Friday, May 28, 2010

Spyder: A Birth Story

Josephine Alice joined the Esq Family on Thursday, May 27th at 11:30 am, weighing in at an impressive 8 lbs, 3 ounces and 20 inches long. Here is her birth story.

Husband and I left the house at 7:00 am (Nanny April came early) and waited around for hours despite the word "schedule" in "scheduled C-Section". I was actually having contractions and probably was having them the day before when I ended up taking care of Ned and Penny all day when our backup care fell through and Nanny April's eggs were being harvested (things look good for her on that front). That would probably explain why I was a hormonal mess and didn't handle constant toddler tantrums very well.


Husband and I finished up all last minute items on Wednesday night, going to bed way too late and I didn't sleep much (in retrospect probably because of contractions). One important task on his list was to pick a name but I convinced him we just needed to have a finite list. In case you were wondering we went to the hospital with Adelaide, Alice, Eleanor, Evelyn and Josephine as possibilities.



Once they took me to the OR everything went quickly and smoothly, it seemed much faster than last time, including the stitching up. I guess Dr. Whatscooking did a really good job last time and I had almost no scaring and I lost almost no blood during the process. I did have BP dips, itchy skin and later vomited but that was all par for the course.



I kept falling asleep after I went to recovery so it was good that Josie slept too. She latched immediately when she did wake up and has been a little miffed at Mommy, Esq ever since for not actually having any food yet for her. Husband was really tired last night but he did diaper changes since I was still hooked up to the catheter. But I was up and walking around a few times and felt fine.

Josie slept on my chest from 3-7 am and it was really sweet. She looks a lot like Husband and his mom Debi. It's nice being able to spoil one baby - and second time around this feels pretty relaxing - we didn't bring too much stuff, we have friends bringing food and an infant cries so much more quietly than a toddler.


Thanks for everyone's well wishes.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are thrilled that you, Aaron, Penny and Ned have a new little sister for the Esq. clan. She's absolutely gorgeous, just like her mommy, and we can't wait to meet her in person. Congratulations! Lots of love and hugs, Rachael and Dan.

Nicole S. said...

Welcome to the world Josie! So glad everything went well.

Shelley said...

YAY! So happy for you guys. She's beautiful and I love her name!

Sweet Coalminer said...

How wonderful!!! Congratulations to your family! She's lovely.

TanyaMom23 said...

YAY, what a great story, with the most perfect ending!! I love the name you chose and she's super cute! Jackson was 8.2oz and even though everyone said that was "big" he was still so tiny. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, I can't wait to see pics of Ned and Penny with baby Josephine!!

Chris said...

Yay! I'm so glad that everyone is doing well and can't wait to meet your beautiful little girl in person! Congrats!

Sarah said...

Congrats!!!! She is beautiful. Lovely name too. (I do have a liking for Alice.)

Glad to hear that her birth went smoothly.

Elle said...

Yay!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Heather said...

She is absolutely beautiful and yay for the name you chose I think all of us at COPE loved that one best :)

Goddess in Progress said...

So excited for you. Glad to hear the c-section was thoroughly uneventful. Welcome, sweet Josie!

Charlie said...

Congratulations! Great to hear about Josie's safe arrival.

What a cutie!

Gretchen said...

Beautiful baby girl. Congrats to the Esq. family! Can't wait to meet her :)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Congrats to all of you on the arrival of beautiful Josie.

I must say, I loved that it was on Husband's to-do list to choose the name. Yay to you for delegating :)

ABS said...

Such a beautiful little baby and a beautiful name! Yeah for a safe delivery, healthy baby and healthy, happy parents!

Nancy said...

Congratulations :) #3 is cake ;) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her name!!

LoperDoper said...

Congrats!!

Roz said...

Congratulations! Josie is just beautiful!
x x x x

Deanna said...

Congratulations!! She's beautiful!

ElizabethEK said...

Beautiful baby and great story! Congrats!

Lisa said...

Congratulations!!! The pictures are wonderful and I hope you are all doing wonderfully.

H said...

KJ- just wanted to say you're positively glowing in the kitchen picture, your makeup looks gorgeous!

jungletwins said...

Woohoooo! She is gorgeous. Glad everything went swimmingly. Hope all the Esq. family is settling in well :)

LER said...

Great pics and a great story. Enjoy the coming weeks. Imagine with one baby it is easier (obviously ignoring the fact you have 2 toddlers already running around!!)

Rebecca M. said...

That's wonderful news - I'm so glad baby and mommy are doing well. Congratulations!

Susan said...

What a beauty! Congrats on the latest addition. I'm very happy to hear that everyone is doing well.

twin momma said...

congratulations! she is beautiful and I love her name.

Heather said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Stacey said...

Welcome Josie!! Congrats to all of you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and Aaron. She is absolutely precious! Enjoy. Love, Auntie Marti