Monday, July 13, 2009

First Dr. appointment on June 29th!

Yes, Karoline had her 1st Dr appointment on Monday, June 29th! They want to get them in I guess and check over them since leaving the hospital. We were excited because we wanted to make sure everything was going smoothly. Karoline weighed at birth 6lbs and 1 oz. At her 1st Dr. appointment she weighed 6lbs. She was still 19 1/2 inches long. The Dr. said everything was going good. She only cried at the end of the Dr's appointment because she was hungry!!!

Look who all came to visit us....

This is just a post of some of the people who came to visit us. I know there were more and I do not have any pics of them, but thanks to everyone for coming!!!!!

Visiting with The Jones

Karoline was born on June 25th, which would have been my papaw's birthday. We came home on June 26th, which is my Granddaddy's birthday. If you know me, you know I am CRAZY about him!! He is the one who made Karoline's cradle for her as a surprise for me!! I either really wanted her to be born on either of the 2 days. When we were discharged from the hospital, we decided since it was his birthday we would run Karoline by there for a second. My grandaddy is 81 and has had several bouts with the ugly cancer. Every time he has prevailed and I really wanted him to meet her. Here are a few pictures of Grandaddy and his Queen as he called her! Also one of my Granny holding Karoline!! They love her so much!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Karoline Grace Byrd

I am behind on posting this, but it will be worth the wait!!

On June 25th, my papaw's birthday, we arrived at the hospital at 5:00 bright and early in the morning. By 5:40 I was started on pitocin and at 6:30, Dr. Wortham broke my water. Prior to the pitocin and water breaking I was 2 cm. Around 10:30, I began to feel some pain and decided to get some meds. I opted for the Stadol since everyone figured this would be a 5 or 6 o'clock ordeal. So, Stadol it was!!!! THAT stuff is amazing....while it last. Throughout this whole process we are uping the pitocin and the contractions are coming. When I recieved the Stadol, I was dialated to 3 cm. Ok, now the stadol wore off in an hour and I was in PAIN!!!! I got my epidural at like 11:45. It only took on the right side!!! I had to lay on my left side for 45 minutes in hopes the epi would take there. That was the most painful 45 minutes of my entire life!!!! Finally, they gave me more meds. It worked and everything went numb. I asked the nurse to check me again around 12:45ish. She did and said, "Oh my, it is time." Kevin wasn't even in the room and I am about to have a baby!!! So, the nurses and Dr came in with what seemed to be enough supplies to support 8 kids and Kevin came. I pushed for about 10-12 minutes and at 1:20, Karoline Grace Byrd was born. She weighed 6lbs and 1oz. She was 19 inches long. That moment was the best moment of my life!!!! She was and still is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen and all the pain was so worth it. I would do it all again in a instant for this!!!

The 1st picture is the morning we had Karoline before we left the house.

This below picture is me and Kevin when I was on the Stadol and feeling good!

This is when it hit me that I was about to have a baby!!!!
Here I am holding my baby girl for the 1st time!!!!!

Karoline all cleaned up!
Our 1st family picture!!!
Kevin holding his daughter for the first time!
Our little lady bug! The last picture was taken right before leaving the hospital!