Sunday, February 22, 2009

Going Home... Snug as a Bug
SueSue to the Rescue
Laying in the tanning bed...too bad her mommy can't get some of those rays..
Going Home... We all decided to wear pink in Kirby's honor.
Grandma, Kirby and Big Daddy
SueSue, Kirby Q, and PatPat Mackey adoring Kirby Big Brother and his cupcake. Paxton was so worried that Kirby was not having a birthday cake...Thanks Slaughters for picking some cupcakes up so that Kirby could have her party.
Paxton and Kirby
Wearing their shirts proudly after opening their Big Brother/Big Sister gifts that Kirby had given them after she arrived.
Kirby McCauley
Right after the birth...thank goodness I showered and blow dried the hair at 4am
Fresh from the womb
Let the pushing begin...I must have been in between contractions since the epidural let me down...I look semi-relaxed
She is HERE and precious (of course coming from her mother)...
Kirby McCauley Cox
4 pounds 15 ounces 17 1/2 inches long
Born at 3:50p.m.
Whoever said that you third delivery would go quick was wrong. Wednesday night was the last night of the Procardia to keep her in... I had debated skipping it but was guilted by Rusty so I went ahead a took it. About 2:00am I woke up not really feeling great but thought that I was crazy. But 2:45 I woke Rusty up and told him I thought this might be the "it's time moment" that he had so longed for. He stated that he had hoped the "it's time moment" would occur during the day and to go back to sleep. By 4 am I decided to get a 2nd opinion from SueSue who stated she would be over soon and we should get ready. So Rusty and I took showers, packed bags, swept the front porch (seriously, I was crazy nesting) and headed to the hospital.
When we got there I was terrified they would say to go home it wasn't the time. The nurse who ironically had me a couple weeks ago said, "hey, we knew we would see you soon." Needless to say we were staying and I was 5cm, 70% effaced. She thought I would have the baby by noon (she was wrong!!). I got my epidural and that particular day the hospitals computers were down so everyone had a nurse in the room 24/7 with them to monitor the fetal strip stuff. Her name was Raquel "Rocky" and we would not have made it without her. She was amazing and said the right things to me at the right time. By 1:00pm Dr. Riegel broke my water and I was still progressing slowly. By 2:00pm my epidural started acting a fool ( I should get my money back for that stupid thing) My epidural stopped working, all you crazy people who intend to do that naturally I can't figure out WHY??? It hurts like a word not suitable for the blog. So basically I went through the pain of the epidural stick and then did childbirth naturally. It is like the movie, it hurts, you scream, you want to jump off the bed. Anyway...enough about how heroic I am.
She is here and healthy. We had a minor scare at first she was grunting to breath so had to go to the nursery for a couple hours to be monitored but came out great. Paxton and Mackey are in love. Paxton wants to hold her for short periods of time and Mackey wants to hold her all the time. It is so sweet! Breast feeding is going as to be expected...latching problems, hurting bosoms, and lactation consultations here we come. Oh...and we have some nasty jaundice...which means she has to stay on a tanning bed 24/7 except feedings until it gets better. Hopefully tomorrow because it is killing us to not be able to hold that precious little peanut...SueSue has come to the rescue renting TONS of movies, bringing over another comfy recliner, and bringing Paxton her Wii to borrow with a Batman Game. The boy is in Heaven.
We have been so blessed by friends and family...Thank you all. Thanks for the meals, the prayers, and bringing us fashionable preemie clothing (Sheaffer and Lisa:).

18 comments:

rackersfamily said...

She is precious. I can't wait to meet her. We would like to bring you and the kids lunch (McDonald's?) and let them play. I would love to take them off your hands like you did Riley with me... I only have room for 1 extra car seat. So, why don't I come over and watch the kids and you can nap. Let me know when you are up for it...

Amanda said...

Congrats! She is darling! Y'all have such a beautiful family.

The New Family said...

You guys have a beautiful family!! We are so happy for you!!

merutig said...

YAY - I just LOVE reading birth stories! Thanks for sharing! Kirby is just beautiful - congratulations to you all. We have been praying!!! Elise

harris5 said...

CONGRATS!! So tiny and sweet :0)

Lori said...

So glad to hear it straight from the source. And so happy that she got to come home with you right away. She's beautiful. Please let me know if you'd like for Paxton and Mackie to come over to our house to play. They're welcome anytime.

The Griffin Family said...

Hey guys! She is sooo precious..as was expected! SO happy for ya'll and glad that you are safe and home. Enjoy her, as I know you will!

Renee Porter said...

Can't wait to meet her. Glad that all is going well. Talk to you soon.

Sheaffer, Chris, Scout, and baby Carter said...

Okay...I LOVED seeing all of the precious pictures...but I loved reading your commentary even more! "Enough about how heroic I am." HILLARIOUS!!!! Hope I get a chance to see you and Kirby on Monday. Oh....I see her name is Kirby McCauley...I have NO idea why I thought it was Kirby McCall. Oops! I stand corrected! :)

LeeAnn said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful :)

Beau, Melissa, and Brynne said...

COngrats girl! How early was she? My epidural didn't work either. Natural is for the birds.

The White House said...

She is beautiful! congrats to you and your family. I love the story at the end, but good Lord, I am sorry that the epidural didn't work!

Michelle said...

CPNGRATS! She is adorable!!!

Kelly said...

She's beautiful! Hope the whole family is welcoming her with open arms and that you are recovering well! love ya!

APRIL said...

I had no idea you had her already! She is so Beautiful and TINY! Congrats! It looks like Mackey is taking to the big sister role!

The Wall Family said...

Whit, I'm so proud of you. You are a serious champ! And to get pics and commentary up here so quickly is even all the more impressive. I love ya girl and can't wait to meet precious baby Kirby.

Tammy said...

Hey girl! Congratulations! I am so thrilled for you and your sweet fam. I would love to meet her soon! Of course, she is gorgeous! How about dessert some time soon? Love Tams

Amy Lynn said...

Another cute addition to an already adorable family! Congratulations and I'm so excited for both of you!!!!