Oh my goodness! What a day yesterday was. We are so delighted that baby Cambridge arrived safely
and that we are already home and enjoying her sweet little spirit in our family. She is just perfect.
Here is how she got here:
After feeling itchy on and off since Friday evening, I knew the Cholestasis from my last pregnancy was
back. It can be quite dangerous for baby so Monday afternoon we heard from my doc that he wanted us
in bright and early (5:00 am!) Tuesday morning for an induction.
They got me started on Pitocin around 6 am. After 5 hours of regular contractions that were 2 minutes
apart and quite painful, and almost no progression I requested my epidural. Little did I know that baby
girl was less than an hour from making her debut! To make a very short story even shorter, the epidural
only caught up at the very end of my labor- basically for the 3 contractions I pushed through and the
delivery. I went from a 3 to delivered in less than an hour, and felt all but 5 minutes of it!
I have never experienced pain like that. Lance was an incredible support to me and I could not have
done it without him. He was by my side and saying absolutely everything I needed to hear the entire
time. I can't imagine what a mess I would have been without him by my side and I feel incredibly lucky
to have such a wonderful man as my husband and father to my children.
Even though it was difficult, the labor was incredibly empowering! It felt good to do something really
hard and know that you can handle so much more than you think you can. And baby girl is just a little
piece of heaven- I can't imagine a better way to have gotten her here!
She was 6 lbs, 13 oz. and 19.5 inches
Almost exactly the same size as Crew.
Crew was so sweet with her and kept kissing her forehead.
We had lots of visitors at the hospital- all of our closest family came to see baby
girl and to share in our excitement in welcoming her to the family.
Grandma Mary gave Cambridge her very first bath.
Time to go home!
Great Grandma Pat came to visit us at home tonight and baby Cambridge snuggled
with her for 2 straight hours. She is grandma's 14th great grandbaby.
We are at home now just relaxing and getting in the swing of things with two children.
Thank you for all the kind wishes and sweet gifts from friends and family!
We feel so blessed to have baby Cambridge and her sweet little personality in our lives.