Mar 12, 2010

my sister is a MOM

My sister had her baby last night!  A baby girl - 7 pounds 2 ounces and 19 inches long.  They named her Alexis.

I hear she's gorgeous.  I imagine that she is adorable.  And someone might even use the term, "Udderly Precious" to describe her.  Except that I really have no actual knowledge about how she looks, since no one has sent me any pictures of her yet.  She could have two heads for all I know.  But I bet they'd both be cute as buttons.

So do you want to hear the details?  (Of course you do, silly.)

I had locked myself in my bedroom and was waching Ugly Betty online.  It was a rough day - I'm perfectly entitled to locking myself in my room the second Husband walks in the door.

I was excited to see that my sister was calling me - it was like 8:30-ish.  "I think I'm in labor!" she says.  She told me about the caster oil she drank that afternoon.  She's a brave girl.

At about midnight she texted and said, "I'm in labor!!!" and it was real, actual, not going anywhere labor.  So then I got really excited.  But also nervous.  Because my brain doesn't think about normal things like, "Yay, a baby!"  because it's too busy thinking stuff like, "What if something goes wrong?!!"  My brain is horribly warped, I tell you.

I talked to my mom at about 1:30 AM.  She was at the hospital.  They broke my sister's water.  They gave her an epidural.  She felt like $5 million after spending the last 3 hours having contractions 1 minute apart.  (Plus my family likes pain killers - I'm not going to lie, pain killers are THE BEST.......ever.)

At 2:02 AM (yeah, I was way too excited to sleep) I got the text:

"They are doing an emergency c-section."  

Those are pretty much one of worst phrases you can hear when someone is having a baby.  Of course they aren't the only words, or maybe even the worst.  But they're bad.

I called.  My mom was scared.  I guess the drs and nurses were running, literally, to the OR.  I learned later that it was because the baby's heart rate dropped and wasn't coming back up.  It was serious.  They knocked my sister unconscious, they barely let in my brother-in-law to see the two minute birth.  I sat on the edge of my bed and crocheted really fast because I was distracting myself.

Twenty minutes later my mom called again.  The baby was fine, my sister was fine (albeit still unconscious - but fine.)  And we all let out a humongous, PHEW.

Then I went to bed.

And those are the details - from my point of view.  (Because that's where I was.)

And the second someone feels like sending me a picture I'll post it right here.  (And we can all find out if she has two adorable heads together.)

 Look how precious she is.  Told you - cute as buttons.


Rachel Sue said...

I'm so excited for you, Auntie!

I have about 30 nieces and nephews, ALL on my husband's side. I cannot wait for my sister to have a baby.

I'm glad everything turned out all right in the end.

*MARY* said...

Are you CRAZY!? She's MUCH cuter than a dumb old button.

Claire said...

She's gorgeous!! Congratulations!!

Wonder Woman said...

Congrats to your sis! So glad everything's okay. This is the third emergency c-section I've heard about in as many days. Yikes.

Wonder Woman said...

Oh, and she's ADORABLE. Lovin' the bow.

LisAway said...

SUPER cute! I'm glad everything worked out so well. So when are you heading over there for a visit?

Heidi Ashworth said...

What Mary said. She says everything so well.

Jaron and Michelle said...

Congrats! You have the cutest niece in the world!! Im so glad you were able to see her!

Alison Wonderland said...

I'm just seeing the one head (although with the strategically place humongous flower I can't say for sure.) Congrats anyway.