Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Charlotte's story

It all started around 2:30 am. Felt some contractions. Didn't think much of it, had been getting them for a few days. But they were every 15 minutes. So I get up, call the doctor, they say wait till they are 2-3 minutes apart. Well, I had heard from many other mommys that that was too late for their 3rd baby. So around 5:30 I wake up your Father & tell him he doesn't have to go to work today. We call Nana to come watch the boys, & get going to the hospital. 

In triage, I go from a 5 to a 7 in 10 minutes, you wanted out. Epidural comes after I've screamed enough about adopting & complaining about my IV. Things get much better till I feel a bit woozy & 5 doctors come rushing in starting to roll me around & putting extra monitors on you & your head. The epidural had caused my blood pressure to drop waaaay too low, & your heart beat kept slowing down. They kept rolling me side to side & shaking my belly, gave me a couple shots to stop the labor (which I thought sucked since I wanted you out!) They were doing a lot of whispering so I asked if they would need to do a c-section. All they said was they hoped not. 

 Time passed & we got better. Finally the time came for you to make your appearance. About 15 minutes of pain free pushing (no matter what that mid wife said, I did not feel guilty about getting an epidural) you came!! Blue as can be you were set on my belly for us to meet face to face. You were beautiful, of course, newborns are the funniest looking things but are always beautiful.  (Around this time your Father answers his cell phone & sticks it in my face when Aunt Pili calls. Hello Jared, they're trying to get the placenta out. Hang up! No offense Pili.)  And all is well as you nurse for the next 2 hours. 

We are so glad you have come to be with us, & hope that you enjoy your stay here as a Hasleton. 


13 comments:

The Riddle Family said...

She is so beautiful! Congrats!

The Caldwell's said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful girl! Good job Barlow!

Carrie said...

She's gorgeous! Congratulations!!

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing her story. When can I come see you both?!

cherchristensen said...

She is so pretty. Congrats! We are excited for you.

Patrick and Krystine said...

I love the part when Jared picks up the phone, I don't think the husbands really understand, or there is no way they would do it! I have to say that it sure makes for a good story.
Krystine
p.s. I love your blog, its way fun to follow!

kristin said...

She is absolutely beautiful!!!! Congratulations! When they announced her arrival on Sunday and said what her name was I thought it was so cute. You had me laughing about the phone and the placenta coming! Typical guy. Gotta love them!

The Maire Family said...

Congratulations! She looks so beautiful. I'm glad you are both well.

The Shaffers said...

So glad things turned out well!! I know its hard when the docs and nurses get all quiet and dont tell you whats going on.. But shes here and shes PREFECT!!!!!!!! I CANT WAIT to meet her!!!! Congrats again Jennifer and Jared, I Love you!!!

Chelsey said...

Congratulations. Love all the pictures. Enjoy all your pink!

Laura said...

She looks perfect. Congratulations. Hope you're getting some sleep!

Lisa said...

She is so beautiful and, *sigh*, I'm so jealous.

Mrs. F said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations. She looks like a sweet little addition to the Hasleton clan!