Molly Marye Manges
March 9, 2015 @ 1:50 pm
7 lbs, 9 oz, 20 in
After much anticipation, Molly made her debut just a few days shy of her due date. As her due date approached, I was becoming nervous of having to be induced and I’m so thankful that she decided to come on her own! We were sitting at home Sunday evening when I started having fairly regular contractions. I timed them for a couple of hours and we finally decided to head to the hospital around 11 pm. In hindsight, I probably could have stayed home and gotten a few hours of sleep (hah, who am I kidding?), but I was already dilated 3 cm & was nervous things would move quickly. We got to the hospital, I was dilated to 5 cm, and they admitted me. I got an epidural after a few hours and tried to get some sleep. Thankfully, because I was progressing, I never had to have pitocin. Just like with Parker though, the epidural made me extremely sick and I ended up having to get 2 doses of zofran. Totally worth it though to not feel the contractions, because they were INTENSE. How do I know this you ask? The batteries in the epidural pump died just a couple hours before she was born and I was not a happy camper. Thankfully, they figured it out quickly and the relief started flowing again! My doctor showed up sometime around 1:00 and they got everything set up. I started pushing at 1:30 and she was born 20 minutes later. So, so thankful for an easy labor and delivery!
Our first picture as a family of four!
He SERIOUSLY adores her!