Monday, November 29, 2010

Elliott Joy

Two weeks before Thanksgiving , I come down with a nasty cold/sore throat/strep thingy.
I'm stressing about the baby & how she's doing.
Then as that is going away, I get some asthma issues.
And early Thanksgiving morning, I start the vomiting. Every hour.
Great, I finally caught the flu that's been going around. No Thanksgiving dinner for me.
So I'm left home alone, calling Jared every once in awhile cause I'm lonely.
Finally get up around 6 pm & whine on FB about how lousy I'm doing
when I start feeling some something somethings.
Thinking it's my tummy & the wonderful things that come with the flu,
I call Jared & ask him to bring me some rolls.
6 minutes later I call him back & say it's not gas, I'm in labor.
By the time he comes, my contractions are 3-4 minutes apart.
We drive the 30 minute drive & get to the hospital about 7:45 ish.
The nurses kept asking me to do things like sign this, or pee in this cup, or get undressed.
I couldn't do any of these things since the contractions were so close.
One wonderful nurse named Elaina said, alright honey, let's just get you upstairs &
I'll call for an epidural. Once in bed waiting for drugs, I felt as if I needed to push.
The nurse wanted to check but I said no cause I knew they wouldn't
give me drugs too close to delivery. Epi came, life was semi great.
Elliott came with a few pushes about 45 minutes later.

Elliott Joy Hasleton 8 lb 1 oz 10:39 pm 11/25/2010 4 1/2 hrs of labor.
Proud Daddy.
Big sister who freaks every time Elles loses her BB.

So now I'm a Mom of 4. Crazy.
Jared already has 20 nick names for her. We've been calling her Elles.
She has already gotten a few people calling her a boy when they read the name.
So goes life, watch some Scrubs, it grows on you.


CeAnne said...

Congrats Jen! She sure is a cutie :) I think Elles is a cute nick name! Charlotte sure looks like a happy big sister and I bet Grandma is just super excited for another one to spoil!

The Maire Family said...

She is a cutie! Congrats! Mom of 4 now. Crazy, huh. Don't worry I know exactly how you feel. I think its really funny that we both have 4 kids - you have 2 boys then 2 girls and I have 2 girls then 2 boys. All around the same age. Isn't life grand! :)

The Riddle Family said...

She is beautiful. Congratulations!

Francais Frit said...

Elliott is an awesome name. Good thinking there. And A+ for a holiday delivery!!

AND really REALLY good thinking telling the nurse she couldn't check you but just get right to the epidural! LOVE IT. Nice mothering advice, especially to the newbie, amateur, non-seasoned mother of 4.

kristin said...

I thought I heard wrong when they announced it over the pulpit the name Elliott. I thought he meant to say Elle:)
She's a cutie!! 4 hour labor- can't beat that as far as labors go!
Congrats you guys! Oh, and having two girls and two boys makes for some great photos!

Rochelle said...

Congrats! What a story!

Cheralyn said...

Hope you are feeling better and over all your colds/flus, etc. What a crazy Thanksgiving! Congratulations from the Christensen fam!!

Harrison - Party of Three! said...

Wow- congrats! And did you snag one of those hospital pads to take home with you?