Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Baby Sister Arrives

After 49 rib kicks, 31 pre-labor contractions, 64,451 extra calories in Bri's diet, and 6 days 7 hours and 7 minutes past due, Baby Sister made her long anticipated debut in the Wilson Family. The short story:
+Everything went well
+Mother and baby are recovering nicely
+baby weighed 9 pounds - 5 ounces
+Name: Violet Iris Wilson

Now for all of you delivery junkies who love the gory details, this is how it all went down...

Sunday 3:50pm: Bri heads to the kitchen during a game of Monopoly for a slice of Cindy's cake. She chokes on a bite, starts coughing, and her water breaks. Plans are made and Bri and Ben head to Swedish, arriving sometime around 5:00pm.

7:00pm: After having to wait in line to enter delivery triage, being hooked up to monitors for two hours, and numerous not-so-glamorous tests its what we thought. The doctors don't believe that Bri's water broke because she's not having contractions. This happened with Ginny too. At that time we finally convinced them after two hours by showing them the puddle on the bed that Bri was sitting on. But there's no puddle this time. Not wanting to send us home they tell us to walk around for an hour to try and start contractions. Still nothing. Finally the fact that Bri is already dilated 5cm compels them to admit us. We reach the birthing suite at 9:00pm.

Monday 1:30am: After a whole lot of deliberating by nurses to see if Bri will start contractions on her own and receiving some antibiotics Bri is FINALLY induced (note: 9 hours after the hospital was first contacted!). Contractions start around 2am, an epidural is received at around 4am.

With the epidural doing it's thing, the mood is light in the birthing sweet as Ben's sister-in-law Ashley arrives around 5:30am. Bri has reached 10cm and we're lettin' the contractions do their thing before Bri starts pushing. The pushing starts at about 6:30. Bri has been taken off of pitocin so her contractions are about 5 minutes apart. Bri is in such a good mood and the pace is so leasurely that we actually miss pushing on a few contractions because we're shooting the breeze with the doctor and nurses. It only takes 30 minutes or about 7 contractions worth of pushing to get the baby out. Compare this to the 90 minutes and about 45 contractions with Ginny.

The baby arrives at 7:07am and the scale reads 9 pounds-4.8 ounces. A sharp increase over Ginny's 7-12. Imagine if they had let Bri go longer. Baby-Sister looks just like Ginny did only a bit chunkier. After more than 24 hours of deliberation the name Violet Iris sticks. It was hard because she looked so much like Ginny that it was hard to come up with an original name. Enjoy the pics and footage and thank you to all the helpers and well-wishers!

Bri able to enjoy Baby Sister's first moments thanks to an awesome epidural

Baby Sister chills out after the post-delivery trauma. What a cutey!

Ginny meets Baby Sister


video

17 comments:

Erka said...

Congratulations!!! Violet is soooo cute! I love her name, by the way!
Let me know if you need help with anything!

Jenne said...

Congratulations to the Wilson family! And welcome to the world, Violet!

Wischmeiers said...

I love her... and getting to hold her for a couple of hours was the highlight of my week!! Congrats Wilson family!!

Roni said...

So cute! Congratulations!

Jessica said...

So happy she decided to join us! You did it Bri, Violet is here and I can't wait to meet her when we get back into town!!! Best wishes! Ginny has a wonderful start at being a great big sister.

~Aimee~ said...

YAY BABY SISTER!!!!!! Oh my goodness, Violet is gorgeous! And I love her name. What a sweetheart! I can't wait to see you all on Saturday!!! :-D CONGRATS WILSON FAMILY! And Bri, you rock. :o)

Traci said...

Congratulations you guys! Baby sister's rock! Double "V"'s, I like it! We can't wait to meet her!

beth and joe said...

How cute. Congratulations!

Suzanne said...

It is about time mis Violet. What a beautiful baby. I can't wait to meet her.

two forks said...

so glad violet didn't take any longer getting here! what a sweetheart. love the video with ginny, violet and bunny!

Shauna said...

Violet is beautiful, congratulations to your cute little family of 4!!!

Missy said...

Congrats, Bri! Gin is so cute with her!

Jessica Jo said...

Congratulations! She looks so chubby and cute! I'm glad things went well, can't wait to see her in person :)

David said...

Hooray! I love the shots of Ginny examining/holding Violet. Welcome Baby Vi!

cat said...

CONGRATS!!! violet is a doll, and i love her name.

Kailey said...

I was beginning to wonder about you Bri! Great name! And ADORABLE baby girl. Now if only there were another little boy in the world to balance things out. I am so jealous you are all done being preggers. Congrats!!

claire said...

Yeah! Congrats. Like everyone else, I love the name you chose! And she DOES look just like Ginny. :)