Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mae Elizabeth Dirksen

Well I am very slow to post this, but I have been busy in the hospital with our new baby girl, Mae! I started to have contractions on Tuesday afternoon and by the time Eric got home from work, they were close to 10 minutes apart and by 8:30 they were 7 minutes apart. So we made a secret trip to the hospital (just in case it was false labor) only to learn I was only 3cm. So the doctor sent me home and that is where the real fun began. The contractions started getting stronger and seemed liked they were right on top of each other, so back to the hospital we went and in only 2 hours I went from 3cm to 5cm! So needless to say I was admitted and waited very patiently for the epidural man to save me.....I think I was at 6cm when he came to the rescue. So I was pretty comfortable and excited to meet my daughter. I started to push around 12pm and did so for 3 hours!!! And in the process of pushing, I started feeling back contractions and all because my little lady wanted to come out face up, which the nurse said was pushing the biggest part of her out of the smallest part of me...yikes! My husband was the best coach I could have asked for, he made sure I was comfortable, spoon fed me ice chips, and mostly kept me happy....and I love him more each day for the man he is. She finally came to us at 3pm and is perfect in every way, she weighed 7lbs 15 oz and is 20 1/4 inches long. I could have never imagined loving someone so much so soon, but my beautiful little lady has shown that is possible. Eric and I are so happy and feel so blessed through this whole experience and we can't wait for what happens nex. Thank you to everyone for your well wishes, we will try to post often.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

38 Week Checkup

Well still pregnant! I am just a little bit dilated and progressing nicely, according to Dr.Lupton. I have been reading a lot of ways you can induce labor....which by the way, that whole taking a long walk thing is just an old wives tale, well according to one book anyway. Friday is my last day of work...yipee! I go back next Wednesday to see how things are going, but I have to see the Nurse Practitioner because my Dr will be on vacation.....if my luck still has its way, she will probably come some time while he is headed to Florida! I guess that would be ok because she would be here sooner than later, and it would be nice to see her pretty face in person instead of just dreaming about it.....everyone keep your fingers crossed!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Has anyone else looked at the Mommy and Daddy ticker......I am going to actually be a mommy in less that a month! I think it is finally starting to hit me, right smack in the face that I am having a baby. I know she is in there, because she is definitely Eric's child and hardly ever stops moving.....but I have only seen her one time and I can't help but wonder every other minute what she is going to look like...will she be a brunette beauty or have white blond hair like her daddy? Sometimes I wonder if she will inherit my dad's ears, at which case I will have to pierce them right way to distract people from the size of them! But either way, I really can't wait any longer for her to pop out and say hello to me and her daddy and meet the rest of the world......only 3 weeks and 3 days to go!