Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Family of four

Meaning of Evangeline - Good news; bearer of good news; like an angel.
May she be a little evangelist for our Lord one day very soon.

Friday, September 25, 2009

God has truly blessed our family today!

John, Edward, and myself are happy to announce the birth of our daughter:
Evangeline Mae Heller
Born: September 25th 2009
Time: 1:21 AM
Weight: 6 lbs, 7 ounces (Exactly the same as her big brother Edward at his delivery).
Length: 20 In.
Lots of long dark hair, beautiful blue eyes, and she has a definite girly sounding cry.

A short recap of the delivery:
The Lord blesesed me with an amazing delivery!
Contractions began at 11 PM, I tried to straighten my hair between them. :)
We arrived at the hospital around 12:15 AM.
The nurse checked me initailly at 12:43 AM and stated that I was 8 cm's and had "majorly bulging membranes." Ahhhhhh!
They moved me to my delivery room shortly after, it felt like forever.
I hated having the monitor on my stomach for the required 20 minutes and kept asking to have it removed.
Didn't have time for a nice warm bubble bath or pain meds.
The midwife made it to the hospital around 1:10ish, broke my water, and after one BIG push, Eva Mae made her apperance at 1:21 AM.
We are all doing wonderful!
The Daddy is almost asleep, poor thing. :)
Pictures to come...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The latest

Today I went for my 39 week appointment and found out that I'm 4cm's, 80% efface, 0 station, bulging membranes, and my fundal height had went down 1 cm. Thus, she ordered another u/s which showed that in one week, my amniotic fluid had gone from 11+ to 5.32 which happens to be a very low normal. They wanted me to deliver today or tomorrow, but based on a great NST today, they are letting me wait until tomorrow. However, she seemed to think that I may go on my own tonight based on everything else and continued ctxn's. WHO knows! If Eva doens't come tonight, we will go into the hospital at 7 am to brake my water...not planning on having pitocin unless needed.
I've been doing last minute laundry, cleaning, and mentally preparing for what is to come. Kinda neat that Evangeline Mae will most likely be born on my Grandma Rinehart's, (name sake) acutal birthday. Pretty amazing!
We will try to keep you all posted. Please keep us all in your prayers and especially little Eva as we are praying for a healthy, happy little girl. Edward will need some prayer too with all the big changes that are about to happen.
So that is the latest...but soon we hope to have more specific details and actual pictures of our little girl.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Baby Update

Just letting you all know that I went in for my 38 week appointment and all looks great so far. They performed another u/s due to low amniotic fluid at my last apt. and it looked better today. I'm measuring small still, but at least changing weekly. 3 cm's, 80% efface, head low, ctxn's...hum, every 6-10 min's started last night from 11 pm - 6 am. Random the rest of the today. Sooo, I'm PRAYING that I actually get some sleep tonight. Definitely NOT feeling myself at this point, but I could stay pregnant another few weeks. The Lord knows!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Edward's 2 year and Maternity Pictures

My cousin Rebekah took Edward's two year pictures and my eight month maternity pictures. She is such a talented photographer. Check out her website and I'll add a couple more from the huge amount that she took. Thanks so much for all your hard work and amazing expertise Bekah!
We are getting close to D-Day. Can't believe she'll be here any day now. I'm feeling really good and wouldn't mind being pregnant another month or so...because I'm starting to get really nervous about all the changes that await us. However, we are really excited to meet our little girl whenever the Lord determines that it's time. I have another u/s and 38 week appointment scheduled for this Friday so we'll know a lot more at that time.
I'll try to keep you all posted if possible. My computer is pretty much broke at this point, but thank goodness for John's work computer. Thus, night time is when I am able to catch up on things.
Thanks again to everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers.