Monday, April 11, 2011

One Week Old

Brynn is already a week and a half! She has been such a joy in our home. Brynn wants to be held constantly including throughout the night, but she rarely ever cries! We are having so much fun with our sweet newborn. Unfortunately, we did have a few bumps in the road during our first week home. Not only had I completely forgotten about how long it really takes to start feeling normal again, but our Addie girl also got Roseola (with a fever up to 106) that lasted for 5 days! Talk about bummer! Poor girl was so sick. After two doctor's visits, lots of medicine, cuddling, and many Dora episodes, Addie made a full recovery. We are thrilled to have a healthy household again!

Our sick Addie May. :(

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Baby Brynn

Brynn Leigh Graham came two weeks early! She weighed in at 8 lbs, 1 oz and 19 inches long...and has tons of dark hair! She has been a wonderful baby, and we are thrilled that she is already here! For those of you who enjoy reading the birth story, then continue on, and for those of you who are not at all interested in knowing a few details then move on to the pictures. :) I had been having mild to moderate contractions the weekend before Brynn's arrival. I felt like a time bomb...waiting for the true labor contractions to kick in any minute (since Addie was over two weeks early, I was CONVINCED that this baby was going to come early as well). Anyways, I had a doctor's appointment on Tuesday. He usually doesn't check dilation until 39 weeks, but since I had been contracting he decided to do an exam. I was 4 cm and 70% effaced. He told me that he thought that I would have the baby by the afternoon or the next day. He even offered to send me over to labor and delivery right then, but I didn't think my contractions were strong enough for labor, so I decided to go home. That afternoon, my dad (who was on OB call that day) asked if I was coming to the hospital because they had a room set aside for me. I told him that I wasn't in labor, but if my doctor would break my water that I would come into the hospital. My dad was doing a c-section with my OB right after we talked, and my doctor agreed to break my water. Dave and I were so excited! We packed our bags, said our goodbyes, and headed over to the hospital. We went through registration and got put into a room, and then the charge nurse came in and told us that she had talked my doctor out of breaking my water since I was only 38 weeks. Most hospitals now will not induce labor until 39 weeks, so she would not let him help me out! I was so upset! So, we ended up going home.

Our first trip to the hospital...thinking it was the end!
Anyways, my contractions started to kick in the next morning. When we got to the hospital, I was already 8 cm. Luckily, the anesthesiologist was a family friend, so he was able to give me an epidural in between two c-sections. Two hours later, Brynn Leigh Graham arrived! About five minutes later, Dave was eating his lunch...In-N-Out...I just had to throw that in...who loves In-N-Out that much that they ask if they can eat it right after their wife delivers?!? That's David for ya!

Our first picture as a family of four.

Addie girl in her big sister shirt.

Addie's first time holding Brynn. Not quite sure about it!

A moment of cuddling between the girls.

Addie's "all done!"

Brynn's first bath. I wanted to have Addie help with the bath, but she was much more interested in brushing her little mullet. :)

Brynn has normal newborn feet. Addie has always had HUGE feet.

Love that face!