Monday, September 6, 2010

Eliza is here!

A lot of people are having babies--I'm sure you have read plenty of birth stories and they are all kind of the same...if they aren't yours, they aren't that interesting:) However, I know there are some of you that would want to know our story, so I'll make it concise and leave out all the gory parts...haha, just kidding, about leaving out the gory parts...

I was induced August 31 at noon at Timpanogos Hospital and had Eliza at 5:59pm. It was an easy labor, after the epidural, and an easy delivery (out she came after 3 pushes!) That's what you get when you have a 5lb 9oz baby with a tiny head! I had an abruption of my placenta (it started coming separated from the uterine wall) and they figured that's why she stopped growing, which is why I was induced.

The next day she was sounding really congested, so the nurses tried to suction her nose but wouldn't you know those little blue bulb syringes are too big to stick in her nose! She started to aspirate and they had a scare until they used a preemie catheter to stick in her nose and suction with a syringe the fluid out. Tyler was with her watching and I was nervous because my biggest fear about her being so little was how she would breathe. Thankfully they pumped a lot of fluid out of her stomach and she hasn't had congestion problems since.

So now, on to the good stuff...pictures:)


Here I am as we are walking out the door to the hospital last Tuesday. Inductions are nice because you have time to do your hair:)
Our happy little family
Eliza can't even fit in Newborn sized clothes! Here I've prepared and tried to be ready and I have no clothes that fit her! Little sleepers are the funniest because her legs end up together in one leg and her arms right up under her chin and not in the sleeves. The torsos swallow her up! Thank goodness she has some hair bows though...

14 comments:

Momza said...

So glad to hear all is well.
Hope your recovery is swift and Eliza is thriving!

Lacey and Tyler Voris said...

she is adorable! glad all is well :)

llcall said...

What a little cutie! I'm glad she is safe and sound after that scare. (And it's good to hear that you were induced...the first time I saw those pics of you, I thought, Dang, how does she make labor look THAT good ;)

Valerie said...

I, for one, wanted to hear about your delivery experience so thank you for posting it! I'm so glad that it was most easy and not too many problems. I go to the doc tomorrow. We'll see if anything changes or if I'm in for another week of just waiting!

Grace Hart said...

She is sooooooooooooooooo adorable! Anna told me she is the cutest baby she has EVER seen!

Anyway, glad you finally posted- Love ya!

Chelsea and Michael said...

Oh she is beautiful! I am so glad everything went so well! I can't wait to meet her!

Lauren said...

congrats Carissa! What a precious baby she is! I loved reading your birth story and glad it went so well :)

{charlie * carolyn} said...

Oh my goodness!! Little Eliza is just beautiful and looks so much like her parents!
Carissa, I am so happy for you to be a mom, it suits you well! You looked absolutely beautiful in your photos and I can't wait to meet your little one!

Shelly & Brandon said...

O my!! She is SOOO beautiful, and I love her name!! Congrats!!

A Close Family said...

OH, Carissa, she's beautiful!!! And most importantly..she was born on my birthday! Yay! I hope you are feeling and doing well! I really want to come see her. Give me a call when you are feeling up to it. She's a complete doll!

David and Karin said...

She is beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!

Jessi said...

Oh Carissa! She is stunning! And I am not just saying that, she is one of the most breathtaking babies I have seen. (aside from my own... :-) ) Congrats! I am so glad that things went well, and look forward to hearing how you are doing! love you girl!

jessgriff said...

Congratulations you two, she is beautiful. We are incredibly happy for you.

Dan and Katie said...

Such a little girl! She will grow so fast though!!