Friday, January 30, 2009

Shes here!!

Jan 27 at 11:50am little Ella Kate was born. After a night with the loudest winds I have ever heard in my life and very little sleep we woke up at 7:00 am and headed to the hospital. I had a c-section booked and had to be there by 8:00. I was sooooo nervous and excited.
Right before I went into surgery. I was all prepped and ready to go. Spence is a nerd!
They gave Spence scrubs that were a few sizes to small. I was laughing so hard.

After they froze me nice and good they got started right away. I had no idea they were even operating until the anestesiologist told me. I had a c-section with Sophie after a real long labor and no dilating. She was so stuck and there was no way that she was going to fit. My doctor told me that I would most likely have to have all my babies c-section. I booked a c-section with this pregnancy after a lot of going back and forth. We felt like we were making the right desicion but the last week I started to second guess myself. After the surgery my doctor told me that Ella was also very stuck just like Sophie and they had to use the forceps just to get here from under my ribs.That was all I needed to hear to know that I had done the right thing. I know that some think that C-sections are the devil but I can honestly say that it was an amazing experience and I felt completely present for the whole birth. When I had Sophie I was so tired from such a long labor and I wasn't freezing because my epidural had totally worn off and so they had to put me right under and I woke up feeling so groggy and confused and traumatized. I could feel everything after I woke up and have never felt such excruciating pain. This time the freezing from the spinal wore off slowly and even once it was all worn off I felt way less pain then the last time. Anyway immediatly after she was born they put her on my chest and I got to cuddle with her for about 10 minutes. She weighed 8 pounds 2 oz and was 20.5 inches long. This was taken right after she was born. She smelt so good and brand new. I was real emotional. Everyone in the OR was so great and joking around and keeping it nice and easy for me to stay calm. Spence and I were both really relaxed and excited.


Right when they brought her to me. She is heaven! I was so excited that she has Sophie's lips.

Spence got to go with the baby to the NICU while I went to the recovery room. They take all C-section babies to the NICU. She was perfectly healthy though. They bathed her and got her dressed and Spence and her had some bonding time. In the meantime I was in recovery with the nicest nurse EVER. I am not kidding she was so meant to be a nurse. I felt great the whole time and just wanted to see Ella again. I love all the pictures Spence took while they were in the NICU. He did real good.
This picture reminds me so much of Sophie when she was born
Within about 30 minutes of me getting back to my (private) room- (halleluia), Sophie got there. She was so cute with the baby. I was so happy about that.
I laughed so hard when I saw this pictureGrandma and Ella
Kara and Ella Kimber and Ella Grandpa Pankhurst and Ella Our little family. I couldn't be happier!!
Kristi and I and our babies. Kaia always seemed so small to me until she was next to Ella
I am so in love She is so good and content so far. Always sleeping or just looking around. yes I realize i am wearing a granny nightgown but man is it comfy
After 3 days at the hospital we finally got to go home. Sophie loves her little sister! I think these are the two cutest little girls in the whole world!!
I am so in love with little Ella. She is such an angel. All the nurses kept saying how calm and content she is. She is feeding so good and I am feeling great. I honestly don't feel like I had a c-section. I have no regrets about it and feel totally content with having all my kids the same way. It has been such an amazing experience and I am so grateful for our healthy little sweetheart.

21 comments:

benandkristi said...

what a great post! i love her so much already! i am so glad that our girls are going to be best friends forever! i love ya and am so glad you had such a good experience!

Christal said...

awww she is adorable and I love love the name if we have another girl someday ella is the name we want too!! What a great post! Hope your doing good she is so pretty! If you need anything at all just let me know you are only a block from me!! Congrats !!!

Roe Family said...

Congrats she really is a beautiful little girl!!!

erin said...

yay she is here!!! WHat a honey girl. COngratulations you guys!!!! Im so happy your c section went so smoothly. Im just so happy for you guys. Congrats again!!

the fellers said...

yaya, congrats! She is adorable, did Sophie have hair too? I LOVE LOVE LOVER her name...and you look great. I love the pic of Spence's scrubs...bahaha...I can just hear you laughing at him....and that pic of Sophie and her crusty look is priceless...I love babies, congrats again!

Kimberlee said...

congratulations kelsey! she is absolutely beautiful, and blessed with lovely lips (that picture is super cute). Im so happy to hear you guys are doing so well, and that holding the 2nd baby for the first time is as amazing as when you have your first one!!!
Congratulations again, i hope i get to see you guys soon so i can see her in real. You have such a beautiful family!

Andy said...

Congratulations Kelsey! I am so glad to hear that the c-section went so well, what a blessing. You're right, the pictures are amazing! Spencer has talent!! She is such a beauty and you look fabulous as well(so not fair, but good for you...).

And I have to add that the picture of Spencer holding Ella with Sophie pouting in the background is absolutly, positively priceless!
What an awesome family you have. Oh, and I love her name... so cute and so suits you guys. How's that for the longest comment ever!

I can't wait to run into you guys (hopefully sometime soon) to admire little Ella and catch up with Sophie too.

Schows said...

Kel, I loved to hear your whole story. Your situation with Sophies birth is so similar to my experience with Lola, I can only hope round two for me will be as improved as yours was. I'm so glad it was so good for you! I'm thrilled for you and can't wait to see her!! She's beautiful, you have the sweetest little pair of girlies! How fun!! Miss you guys!

Collette & Kevin said...

congrats!! i'm so glad everything went so well! ella is absolutely beautiful!! i can't wait to have my two girls together too! of and i LOVE the granny nighties!!! sweeeeeeet!!! :-)

Mark and Hilary said...

Hey, this is Hilary Seiter - and I'm blog-stalking you now! Congratulations!! Ella is so darling! I like your granny nightgown - really. I hope everything's going great! Congratulations again!

lynsey said...

Congratulations! I am glad that everything went so awesome. You look great and that new baby is such a doll!!! I love her name, and it looks like Sophie is doing great with the new baby. Ella is absolutely beautiful!

Cassie Bumcrot said...

Robert really enjoyed seeing Spencer in tight scrubs. He said it brings back the good old days. I'n not sure what that means. Congratulations on baby Ella. We like her name. Cute! Cute! Cute!

CrystalHW said...

I agree, C-sections are wonderful! Sam was so snug she wouldn't move either in Labour. Now that I have heard how good your experience was with it booked, I will more seriously consider that for the next one...saves having to go through labour and then have surgery. Glad she came...such a beautiful Baby!!

Nancy said...

Congrats your guys! Ella is beautiful. I'm glad you had a good experience this time around. Can't wait to meet her.

marisajbaines said...

kels, her lips, they are to die for.. and that picture of you when you first held her is seriously breath taking... i need to see her SOON! im so HAPPY you are HAPPY!

Banta Family said...

Congrats! How Fun! She is adorable!

Carrie said...

Congrats Kelsey! She is just beautiful, and I love the name Ella Kate. Your little family is so cute!

Carrie said...

Congrats Kelsey! She is just beautiful, and I love the name Ella Kate. Your little family is so cute!

Woods said...

I crave her she is beautiful and her lips are to die for!! I am so excited for you guys! I have to see her when we come home! have to.

PeavoyMom said...

She is absolutely darling! And I love her name. You make the cutest girls!!! Congrats!

Amy and Brandon said...

Kelsey,

She's adorable! And I love the name Ella. I hope all is well with you, Spencer, and the babes!