She's here!!! Ruby Soleil Black arrived this morning via c-section. My water broke around 7:30 and I called the doctor around 8:45. She was dipped out at 12:28. Ruby weighed in at 6lbs 3ozs and is 19 1/2 inches long. Her hair is brown, but I think it will change. I'll post pics tomorrow.
Thought my water broke last night in bed. Went to the hospital. Wasn't my water soooo....I'll let you figure the rest out. Apparently she just kicked me in the bladder very hard. Josh remained fairly calm and got me to the hospital in one piece with most of the stuff on our list to bring. Yay, Josh! Too bad he had to unload it all this morning after about only 4 hours of sleep.
C-Section has been scheduled for the 28th. She's sitting diagonally, head up and bottom down, in my uterus and refusing to move. My tummy often looks very asymmetrical. Makes for very interesting comments. My huge elephant feet are also a big topic, even with the girls behind the counter at Dairy Queen.
The painting under the mirror was made by one of my deaf ed students at SCE. It is a sun, flower, and a heart. She told me that she loves the sun because it makes the flowers grow and that warms her heart.
I bought it from her because it warmed my heart.
She's definitly not going to go naked anytime soon.
For some reason the above pic won't rotate, but I wanted to include it because Josh is actually reading the directions on how to put together the crib. Whata' man!
The painting of the giving tree was made by my friend Rachel, the top painting was made by my cousin's 2 yr old daughter, Mattie Mae, and the bottom one was painted by Josh's nephew, Alex.
I painted the mural on the wall behind her crib last week. It has a momma bird, a daddy bird, and a baby bird to represent our family. Pedro was jealous I didn't paint cats.
Josh putting together the crib. He didn't have any parts left over and he it didn't take him very long. Probably because he read the directions and he's very handy.
It's been an eventful last two weeks in the pregnancy department. Last Thursday I thought I was having contractions, but it turned out to be kidney stones. This is my second tour with the "Stones". The pain is just as intense as labor. 2 shots of demerol and lots of fluids got me back to normal. Gotta love those painkillers. It was a good trial run. I stayed overnight at the hospital and we got to listen to her heartbeat all night on the monitor. It was so soothing and sweet. When Josh touched my stomach or talked to her you could see her heartbeat raise a little and she would move. The nurse came in to turn the monitor down, but both of us at the same time told her to leave it turned up. I would like to thank my friend Lydia for moving back to Gallatin just in time to take care of me until my parents and Josh could arrive at the hospital. She was great at distracting me from the pain.
We also found out yesterday that she is folded up like a taco with her butt down. Which spells out C-Section. The ultrasound tech and the doctor were not very optimistic about her turning. Though they didn't totally rule out that it could happen. I think they just said that to make me feel better. I'll go back to the doctor on Monday and she will do another ultrasound. This will make number 6. This child is going to think she is a movie star. She is also going to check to see if I've dilated anymore. If so she said she would schedule the c-section for this Tuesday or Wednsday. If not then the next week. I was a little worried at first, but I'm fine now. I've spoken to lots of people who've had c-sections and I feel okay about it. I figure as long as she's healthy it's all good. Josh will just get to pamper me for a little bit longer. I'm okay with that too. I do ask that you pray for all of us. I know that God will watch over us if we ask Him too and we'll all be alright.
So I passed my homework assignment. I'm still pregnant and hot. I went to the doctor this past Monday. Josh went with me because I always forget the questions I want to ask her and he's great at remembering them. The doctor said that I was a little small or she is a little small for how far along I am at this point. This was not hard for me to believe since everytime I tell someone when I'm due they exclaim, but you're so small! I usually take this as a compliment, but since the doctor seemed a little worried I've become a little worried. I think everything will be alright though. Mom told me that Stephen and I were both just around 6 lbs. when we were born. The doctor said the placenta could not be working properly or she could just be rolled up in a ball. I think she loves her mommy so much that she wants to make labor and delivery as easy as possible. Another good thing about the situation is that I get to have another ultrasound, even though I'd rather see her in person than on a screen again. Everything else is fine. She has a great heart rate and she kicks a lot and hiccups. It's like someone is thumping the inside of my stomach everynight. Pedro, our cat loves her stroller. He sleeps in it and lets us ride him around. We only do this inside the house. We wouldn't want the neighbors thinking we are any stranger than they already think. Oh yeah, we also passed our childbirth class. We have a nice certificate to prove that we are experts in the profession of parenting. Hee, Hee!!