Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Britlynn Kay Schmidt

Britlynn Kay Schmidt Arrived on July 20th at 5:40 P.m. After about 26 hours of being in the hospital we were thrilled when she finally came! and here's a shorter version of how it all went down: at about 2 am on Sunday morning i woke up and thought maybe my water had broken, but didn't think much of it since i was sent to the hospital that previous Friday thinking maybe it had broken. At about 1o a.m. i really wasn't feeling well, but still didn't think much until my stomach really started to hurt. i called my doctor and waited for the on call doctor to call me, luckily it was MY doctor, Dr. Larsen! i was so happy. he told me to go in even though they would probably just send me home. i really did NOT want to go in, but i did and I'm pretty sure i complained the whole way there telling Jake that it was pointless because they were just going to send me home. so, i get to the hospital at about 4:00 Pm and they check to see if my water broke and sure enough...NOTHING! The nurse told me that they were going to monitor the baby and watch things for an hour and they would me home. She told me if i felt any sudden "gush" or "leak" that i should call her in. About 15 minutes later i called her in, and sure enough i was ruptured. i was so excited to hear her say: "Yep, you're ruptured! it looks like you're having a baby today!" i hurry and called my family and sent Jake on his way to go get our things! At this point i hadn't dilated at all! They told me that they were going to wait until 5 a.m(12 hours) to see if i would dilate on my own, if not, then they would start pitocin. well, 5 am rolled around, and NOTHING! They started the pitocin and my contractions got really bad, but i was still not dilating, so around 7:30 they gave me my epidural, which was sooo amazing! By then, i still wasn't dilating at all! Around 3:30 i was at a 3 1/2...the doctor told us that we shouldn't expect anything until late that night, maybe even early morning. i wanted to cry! at about 5 i sat up and told Jake that i was pretty sure she was coming out!!! he told me not to worry and that the pressure was normal...haha. i was pretty sure it was not "normal" pressure, it was the baby ready to come out!! so i called the nurse and she checked me and i was a 9 1/2! she came in about a half our later and i told her that i needed to push and so i did. they doctor came in about 5 minutes later and after about 15 minutes of intense pushing SHE WAS HERE!!! My labor honestly wasn't so bad and i hope all of them go this well. I had such a good experience at Alta View hospital! The nurses and doctors were so amazing, i felt like the only patient they had there! I guess i was VIP since my father-in-law is a pediatrician there and every nurse that came in knew Jake or someone in the Schmidt family. it was a great experience and I'm so grateful for Britlynn. She has been such a blessing in our lives and had given our lives and our marriage so much more meaning. we love her so much and could not have asked for better. i feel so blessed to have Jake as my husband, and father of Britlynn...WE ARE SO LUCKY! She has brought so much joy into our lives and we're so excited to watch her and our family grow! i would like to thank Both of our families for all of the love and support throughout this whole experience! Thanks to my mom for staying with us for almost 2 weeks! what a HUGE help and relief it was to have her here. i felt so lost for the first few days when she left. WE LOVE YOU ALL, THANKS AGAIN! sorry this post was so long, but it is my little journal :)

Britlynn Kay Schmidt
7lbs 9oz 20 inches

Proud Mommy and Daddy

Proud Nana
Proud Papa!

The day she came home!(Happy Birthday to me!!)
The best birthday present EVER!