Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Little Angel is Here Safe and Sound!!!







Skylar Olivia Edwards
Born October 27, 2008 at 7:44 pm, 6 lbs. 11 oz., 19 inches long!


This is our little princess, she had quite a ride to get here! Monday afternoon, I started having little contractions, but they weren't that strong so I wasn't that concerned. We started timing them and they were 3-4 minutes apart and I decided to sit in the tub for a while...no change, so we figured we'd better get to the hospital since it's 40 minutes away now. So I'm in the closet in out room, I just got dressed, when I get a contraction and feel this little *pop* and a freakin' tidal wave. Yeah, you guessed it, my water broke! So after some rearranging and cleaning up (this was about 5:45pm), we left for the hospital. By the time we got there, my contractions were about 2-3 minutes apart and they got me into a triage room, took my blood and checked me and I was dialated to a six. Of course I told them they better get on top of getting me an epidural because I was NOT going to go through any more pain than I had to! So they move me to a labor and delivery room at 7:22pm and my contractions were coming fast and hard and I was squeezing the snot out of Josh's arm and hand. I think the nurse was concerned so she asked to check me again and said "No epidural for you, sweetheart! You're having a baby!" to which I answered a tearfilled "NO!!!" (c: And about that very second I got a contraction with a HUGE urge to push and the nurse said "no, not yet, let the doctor get his gloves on!" and that was about the longest 10 seconds of my life...but in about 30 more seconds came another contraction and pushing...head...another contraction...shoulders and BABY SKYLAR at 7:44pm! For you folks that are keeping time here, that was about two hours from water breaking to birth and everyone was completely shocked, especially me! Everyone thought we were kidding when we called to say that Skylar was here! But she was perfect, healthy, and the most beautiful little girl and has been an angel...even her older brother loves her (thank goodness!). (c:

13 comments:

Emily said...

She's gorgeous! Congratulations to you both--Props on your labor, lol. Enjoy her!

Kika+Trevor said...

NO WAY!! two of the TOP names for our daughter (now) WERE Skyla and Olivia! How mean! You took them from us :) he he he
But she is SUCH AN ANGEL!!! Yah!

As for us.. back to name searching :)

hugs and congrats!!

Camille said...

Congratulations! She looks like an angel. Enjoy!

Rachel and Eric said...

This is SO wild!!! After Chelsea didn't have an epidural I thought that none of us would ever do that again!!! What a trooper. She is adorable! Sky the pretty little hippie baby! :) And you look great! Good enough to come to lunch club?...

JOHANNA said...

What a fabulous labor experience!! Great job babe! CONGRATS CONGRATS She is so beautiful!!
Life is a amazing

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

Um yeah, my neice is the cutest little thing!!!! It is seriously making me SICK that I won't get to see her for like 3 weeks, that SUCKS! You should just come now! Haha :)

rebabell said...

I cant believe you Aubrey!!! You are crazy! No epidural! You might as well have stayed home and had Josh deliver the baby. I'm glad everything went well and fast. What a cutie! She looks a lot like Kaden.

Krystal said...

What a fun labor story! Congratulations, Aubrey. She is a beautiful little girl.

TheMerkelFamily said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! Sounds like it was a fun ride. A lot quicker the second time around, huh? With baby three you better get to the hospital with the first contraction so you can get your epidural. Hope you got treated like a princess on Labor and delivery. Wish I could have been there. Congrats again! What a beautiful family of four!!!

carrie said...

She is beautiful! Congrats! I glad to hear labor went fast and way to go with no epidural:)

Cheryl said...

CONGRATULATIONS! She's beautiful! My second one came in a similar fashion--I was mad about not getting that epidural for months! You seem to have handled it better. (c:

Sara said...

Congrats, she is so so pretty!! Hooray for new baby girls and fast labor/deliverys! You're awesome for doing it all on your own, I can't wait to see her :)

Sarah and Jeremy Redd said...

Aubrey and Josh! She is beautiful!!! I didn't even know that you were prego! congrats! (Also you look so much like Kara in that picture with the baby, I had to take a double take! :) Cograts again! love, Sarah