We started our day at 4am when we went to the hospital for our scheduled induction. We walked the quiet halls for about an hour and a half while I contracted regularly. Mike's mom, Brenda and our friend Kristen Fairbaugh came into the labor and delivery room at about 8:30 so witness the delivery. My doctor came in at 8:45am and broke my water and officially declared me in active labor. Thankfully I didnt have to have Pitosin because I went into labor naturally from my water breaking. A short 4 hours later Madison made her arrival. It was a fast and hard 4 hours as I progressed very quickly in a short amount of time. The end came so fast that I kept on telling the nurse to get the doctor because the baby was coming, now! I pushed 3 times and Madison came, the doctor came just in time for the delivery. Madison had a lot of bruising on her face because she came out so fast, but at least she didnt have a cone head which usually comes with a long labor!
Madison is beautiful and we just LOVE her! The first day she looked so much like Drew that it was difficult to place her as a girl. It has only been 5 days and she is showing us that she is very much a girl, the way she cries, how she snuggles in... she is a very sweet girl! She has my ears and nose and hands and feet, and hair. I guess it is only fair because Drew is a mini Mike, I was feeling left out!
My recovery has been good. Things have been a lot easier than last time and some things have been harder. My nerve is still constantly hurting but we pray that after a few trips to the Chiropractor that it will go away. Madison is doing great with nursing and my supply is starting to regulate to her needs (= less pain!)
Drew is doing great with Madison. He has a little chair that grandma bought for him that he sits in and holds up his arms and says "baby, baby". He sees us hold her and he wants to do it too! He gives her kisses and hugs (probably because we give him attention and say how sweet he is when he does it). He doesnt understand his strength so we have to watch any interaction that they have, but he is not jealous and has been doing great with it all.
Me ready to pop!
Just after delivery (So tired)
Daddy with his crew
Coming home from the hospital
Big brother holding little sister
Grandma Brenda with her grandchildren