Sunday, May 17, 2009

She's here!

Lacee Ann Michelsen
May 12, 2009 12:03am
7lbs 6oz 20in

On Thursday the 7th I started having some contractions. They were off and on all weekend and started getting stronger and more regular. Everyday I was hoping to go into real labor but the contractions seemed to go away at night. I had a dr. appointment on Monday the 11th at 8:30. I had only slept 2 hours that night cause I was just so uncomfortable and the contractions were stronger but still not close enough together to do anything about them. I went to the dr. and by then they were about 6 min apart. I was 95% effaced and dilated 1-2. The dr. said since I had a c-section before that she wanted me to go ahead and get checked into the hospital and that we were definitely having a baby today. So it took about 45 min to get all hooked up and everything and by then I was dilated to 2. So my body was doing something it was just a little slow. Then the dr. put something in me like a balloon type thing which hurt and made my contractions much stronger. The dr. said that I could have an epidural now if I wanted so I thought sure. Trying to sit up with that balloon catheter thing in me made my contractions come one right after another and they were very painful. They gave me the epidural and broke my water then they checked me right after and I was already at a 5. So it took me an hour to get from 2 to a 5. A few hours went by and not much progress. I started getting a fever so they gave me some antibiotics. A few more hours went by and I was still at a 5. So I think that is when they started pitocin. I was feeling pretty good, thank heaven for epidurals. I was freezing the whole time which I guess is cause I had a fever. I was shaking a lot but managed to fall asleep and slept for about an hour. They checked me at 11pm and I was fully dilated. I started pushing around 11:15 and she was here at 12:03am which was my actual due date. She had a pulse but wasn't breathing but they fixed that pretty quick. She didn't cry and still doesn't cry much. We left the hospital Wednesday morning around 10am and I have been in bed sleeping pretty much every day. I never thought about how exhausted I was going to be. My body hurts everywhere and I can't get enough sleep. Jesse has been so awesome taking care of me and taking care of Lyla. Jesses mom is here from California to help with Lyla while Jesse goes back to work next week. I am very grateful to have had my family watch Lyla while we were in the hospital and I am grateful that I have someone here to help me while I recover. Lacee is doing great and had no problems nursing. I am doing a little better but I guess red heads lose more blood then most people so I am still pretty dizzy and pale but feeling a little better everyday.

Lyla was very unsure about what was going on. My sister brought her to the hospital and she wouldn't even come near me or Lacee. Once we got Lyla to sit on the bed with me and Lacee, she looked at her and said "I don't want it" then quickly climbed off the bed. She is getting better now though, always kissing her and wanting to hold her.


Katie Johnson said...

yay so exciting!! I didnt know you were getting a fever. how scary! does she look like she'll have blue eyes or brown eyes?

hope you feel better soon! that sure is nice of jesse's mom to help you.

Courtney Davey said...

Congrats Karly! She is adorable!

Heidi (Todd) Broberg said...

WOW she is so cute and alert. How fun. CONGRATS!

And feel better soon!

Carrie said...

She is beautiful...just look at all that hair!

The Clarksons said...

Very cool! So glad you didn't need a repeat C-section! The pictures are so cute! I love that outfit Lacee is wearing in the carseat - darling!