Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lucille Jane – one month in

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One month!  I don’t know how this happened.

First, let me introduce Lucille Jane, born October 9th at 7:46pm, weighing 8 pounds 2 ounces, 19.5 inches long.  She had a full head of dark hair and is as perfect as can be.

Her birth was for the most part, thankfully, uneventful.  I was two days overdue and we had gone to see the doctor, anticipating that we would be scheduling an induction for the following week.  My blood pressure was extremely high and my doctor sent us right over to the hospital.  I was admitted and hooked up to an IV and pitocin was started by am 11:30am.  By 1:30pm my water had broken on it’s own.  The hospital staff was trying to keep my blood pressure regulated.  It was high so they administered some medication to bring it down.  Then when my epidural was administered, it tanked, so I was given more medication to bring it back up.  That part of the day was completely a blur, but the good news is that my epidural worked wonderfully and I wasn’t feeling a thing. 

The day actually flew by.  The whole blood pressure up-and-down thing took some time to regulate and there were a lot of nurses in and out helping.  Both our families were there and they spent the afternoon chatting while I dozed on and off and the rest of the day was so uneventful that I don’t remember much of it. To tell you the truth I don’t even remember how long I pushed before Lucy arrived.  It was a crazy emotional and rewarding experience and I would do it all again in a heartbeat.  The end result (her!) was 100% worth any kind of pain or downside to pregnancy and labor.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

39 Week Pregnancy Update – August & September

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Happy fall!  I know this is a favorite time of year for many, including me.  I’m sitting down to write this post with windows cracked, candles burning and our first pot of chili on the stove.  We have been anticipating this month for a lot of weeks now.  It’s...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

32 Week Pregnancy Update – June & July

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25 weeks June and July: I’m totally slacking here and I have no excuses and no apologies.  June and July just simply flew by.  Paul was busy with youth work camps and trips.  We had a few baby showers, he played some gigs, and we continued to prepare ourselves...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

25 Week Pregnancy Update


25 weeks along and Baby L. is about 2 pounds and over a foot long and growing more and more each week. Food: Thankfully, no food aversions.  Pretty much ALL food sounds good, ALL the time.  No strange food craving combinations, but definitely some cravings are going on.  I am not...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


may 8

May in Missouri was pretty fabulous, I must say.  I’m definitely out of the first-fourteen-week-weirdness of pregnancy, have regained some energy and had a full calendar of life-living to do!  And it’s hard to hate May when the weather was as great as it was.  Yes, we had some...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

20 Week Pregnancy Update

Baby Laemmli - 20 weeks

HALFWAY!!  We are halfway to meeting our little babe!  The pregnancy is flying by and I’m so happy to say that I’m feeling much better than I was during the first 14 weeks.  I started to get some energy back around week 12, and then had another week or...