Ava’s birth

Long overdue. Hopefully I remember everything.

Wednesday November 16th around 9pm we checked in at Baylor Grapevine. We were given the biggest labor room, it was huge! They gave me a pill to attempt to jump start labor. We waited 4 hours and nothing. They gave me another pill and this one worked! I was having steady contractions and we started pitocin and I got an epidural.

Oh Dr. Needleman. Rude, short with me and missed the first try. The pain was so bad I couldn’t speak. He got angry that I couldn’t explain my pain. His 2nd try worked and we moved on.

The whole day went by very slowly. I wasn’t progressing very much and Ava was not in a good position. I was put in every imaginal position trying to get her in a good position. Just when it looked like it wasn’t going to happen and I started to prepare mentally for a c/s Dr. Walters told me it was time to push.

I am very competitive and tried to get Dr. Walters to give me a number of pushes to beat. She just laughed. 7 sets of pushes and 15 minutes later Ava Elizabeth Rench was born at 10:14 on November 17th, 2011. She weighed 8lbs 7oz. and was 20inches.

She was very quiet which freaked me out. Only gave a couple little cries. But everyone kept telling me she was perfectly fine. She did get a bit banged up during delivery. Had some bruising on her chest and head and her left arm got stuck. So in her first few hours of life she had x-rays. I spiked a high fever during labor so she and I were both on antibiotics and she had to have some blood drawn. My poor little trooper.

Even with all of that she was just beautiful and perfect and we are so lucky and blessed to have her.

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This is it!

We are heading to the hospital in a bit!  Our lives are about to change.  Very excited and nervous. 

Here is the last belly picture! November 16th, 2011

 

 

 

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Well this is it!

Tomorrow night we check in to L&D!  I am nervous and so very excited!  It has been a long 9 months and Nick and I are very ready to have Ava in our arms!

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Hello!

Hi family and friends!

We are starting this blog as a way to keep our family and friends updated on our expanding family!  We are expecting a little girl and are naming her Ava Elizabeth.  She is set to be induced on Thursday november 17th if she hasn’t arrived before that, so a little less than a week!  We will be delivering at Baylor Grapevine.  We are looking forward to sharing this next chapter of our lives with all of you!

here are a few pictures from the past 9 months, hope you enjoy!

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