Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Well, we are writing with great news. Hannah is here! As Maran said in the last post, on Monday morning she woke up with contractions and when she went in for her appointment, they stripped her membranes again. Because she was not dilated more, we both thought that nothing would happen until Thursday when they would induce her. That night the contractions started to get worse, and painful for here. She didn't won't to go in, but at about 12:30, we decided to go to the doctor, but we both thought that we would just go in so that she could get a shot for the pain. Donna was very excited and had more faith than the two of us, and came with us. We went in, and they told her that she was still dilated the same, but that they would keep her in there for an hour to see what happened because the contractions were coming about every five minutes. Again, we both thought she would be sent home, but to our surprise, an hour later, she was at a 2 and a half. They told her that they would admit her, and that they would give her an epidural.
We were all very excited. The epidural was a little painful, he missed the first time, and he was not very nice. We later found out as the pain was still intense for Maran, that the epidural didn't take, so she still felt her contractions and every time they checked her cervix. Someone else came in, and re-did it, and that time it worked, which we were grateful for.
At 11:45, the doctor checked Maran, and she was at about a 5. Later that afternoon, they broke the water, and then we just waited. She eventually got to a 6, but no real progress was made. The nurse came in and said that we could wait one more hour, but we needed to think about a C-Section. We had both already talked about it, and we were ok with it, but Maran really wanted to wait that extra hour and try it. At about 5 Dr. Dayton came in and told us that the babies head most likely was not going to make it past Maran's pelvis, because it was too small. If you want anymore information on that particular subject, ask Kerrie and Jake, because Allie was born the same way because of the same thing. We told him that we were ready for a C-Section, and Maran was so great. I just wanted to tell you all how great and brave she is. She has been so uncomfortable during pregnancy and she did not complain. She also was in a lot of pain while she was in labor, but she was amazing. The C-Section went great and at 5:29 PM on October 10, our little Hannah came to be with us. She is a big girl. 8 pound, 8 ounces. She is beautiful. Brown hair, blue eyes, and olive skin. She does though, look like I did when I was a baby. She also got my long toes. She is healthy, and not very fussy, but she does not like to drink milk from her mom, which seems like it is common, so we are not as worried about it. I will post some pictures, and I will write more as we get time.
I did also want to thank everyone. The prayers that were offered by our family and friends were felt and we were very touched to know that you were thinking of Maran and Hannah and were concerned for them. We love you all.

5 comments:

Kerrie said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! We are so happy that everyone is doing well. We can't wait to see her in person.

Anonymous said...

Hooray- She is finally here! She is adorable! Love her big eyes and long eyelashes! Give her a kiss for us- we love her already. - Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Congrats!We are so very happy and excited for you guys!She is beautiful!We cant wait to meet her!Love ya guys,JIll

Kelli France said...

Hope you don't mind me posting but Jake and Kerrie shared your news. So fun to hear! I started to get a little teary-eyed (it's my pregnany hormones) when I read the whole story. CONGRATS! How fun that she is starting out big. I love chubby babies.

Kelli France said...

Hope you don't mind me posting but Jake and Kerrie shared your news. So fun to hear! I started to get a little teary-eyed (it's my pregnany hormones) when I read the whole story. CONGRATS! How fun that she is starting out big. I love chubby babies.