Friday, May 21, 2010

Our sweet little Molly

Well she is here. It is still pretty surreal that I have this precious little baby laying right next to me right now. I am a mother of two! sooo crazy. Everything went so much better than I could have ever anticipated.

Tuesday morning, at my weekly check, I was dilated to 5 cm! I was shocked, and I'm pretty sure everyone else was too. My midwife started laughing cause it was just so crazy! At my appointment, she told me not to wait to go to the hospital as soon as I started feeling painful contractions, cause I wouldn't have time to wait! She said not to brush my teeth, not to do my hair, not even time the contractions! So it kinda freaked me out a little. I felt like I couldn't leave the house, in fear that I would go into labor, and I wouldn't make it to the hospital in time! So Wednesday afternoon, I called my midwife and asked what she recommended. She gave me the option of being induced. I really didn't want to be induced (before being a 5 so fast), but I was too stressed out about not making it to the hospital... so I took it.

Thursday night, I couldn't sleep at all. And then all morning I was on edge, waiting for the call for me to go have the baby. At 10:30 am, they called and said they were ready for me to come in at 11:30! It was the WEIRDEST feeling.... oh hey, let's go have a baby now!! So we got to the hospital, checked in, got in my lovely gown, answered a million billion questions, and then my midwife came in and checked me. I was dilated to a 6 1/2!!! It was so crazy!! all the nurses couldn't believe it! So at 1 pm they started the pitocin, an hour later they gave me an epidural, an hour after that I was dilated to a ten, and at 4:50 pm I started pushing!! TWENTY FIVE minutes after pushing, Molly was welcomed! So from start to finish I was in labor for 4 hours and 15 minutes! A WAAAAY different experience than with Cohen! It was just wonderful.
Her name is Molly Lola. Lola is my grandma's name. A woman I truly admire. So I am honored to name my baby girl after my wonderful grandmother! I know that my grandma was in heaven, preparing Molly to join our family. And I hope she inherits some of the wonderful traits that has been passed down through me, to her!

She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and is 18 inches long. Which I found out last night, that's how much I weighed when I was born, as well as her aunties, Allie and Tracey! Just wanted to keep the tradition alive I guess! :) She has light hair, I would almost say blonde! With blonde eyebrows and blonde eye lashes! She is so sweet! And she is doing a WONDERFUL job nursing!! It's been amazing! A true night and day difference with Cohen. Speaking of Cohen....

Last night we had many visitors! Jeff's whole family came: Nick, Jessica, Jenny, Brock, Bob and Gail... and of course they brought my mister Cohen buns. OH MY GOSH how I missed him. As soon as he walked in the door he started crying. So it was pretty hard. All I wanted to do was snuggle him, and give him kisses, but he wouldn't even come near me. After a while of being here, he finally would go to the baby, and give her kisses, and point to her, and at one point he gave her a lovely big brother poke in the face!! :) So hopefully today he'll act a little better, and give me some loves, cause I definitely miss his loves!
Jeff has been absolutely wonderful. He was a great labor coach for me, and he's just sooooo sweet with Molly. It's just so cute seeing him snuggle her, and talk to her. It's the best!! :) I can't wait to see if she's a daddy's girl! He has been also wonderful taking care of me, and waiting on me!

I feel so blessed to be a mother. To have welcomed a beautiful, healthy, precious baby girl. I am so thankful to my heavenly Father for blessing me with the family that I have. My husband, my sweet Cohen, and precious Molly. And also for my family and Jeff's family. For all of their love and support. I am so excited for this new chapter in our life!!


6 comments:

Jenna and Joe Layne said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful and you look great! I can not believe you guys have TWO kids, I remember when you got married! we need to catch up! Love you guys!!!

Alicia said...

What a sweet blog post and what a precious day for you to remember. I am so thankful for you, and that you love and honor Grandma Lesamiz so much that you named precious Molly after her. I know she is so proud and loves her so much. What a wonderful heritage. I love you!

Anna said...

She is so beautiful, Jen! Good job! And I just love her name! How wonderful of you. She couldn't be named after anyone more wonderful. I am sure you are right -- Grandma was up there loving her and teaching her before she got here.

lots of love,
Anna

TATTON-KIRSTEN-BROOKELYN said...

She is soooooooooo gorgeous! That is just incredible how far dialated you were, I don't blame you for taking the induction! I love the picture of your little family of four, doesn't it seem so crazy? CONGRATS!!! xoxoxo

Garrett and Sue said...

She is adorable, Cute family!! I'm glad things went well for you with the labor and delivery. Congratulations on the cute little addition to your family!! Molly is a darling name!!

shanda said...

I am so happy for you guys she is beautiful and I do love her name good pic

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