The Quote-

"Parenthood is why some animals eat their young"



-by Someone Really Smart

Monday, November 9, 2009

Eviction confirmed!

At 0236 this morning Melanie finally decided to join her brothers in the Saunders family. We went to the hospital last night after Stephanie noticed her contractions were increasing and she was ready to get the pregnancy over with. We checked in and soon thereafter they ruputured her membranes. I then fell asleep thinking that it would be atleast a good 4hours or more until she start pushing.....but an hour later Melanie was surprisingly out. Surprising because Melanie weighed a petite (if your parents were sumo wrestlers) 8lbs 11oz, 20inches long. So much for all of those ultrasounds that were concerning for her being underweight, but I guess nightly bowls of ice cream for the past 3months played a role.




Of course if you know Stephanie the most important part was receiving her epidural as soon as she was checked in, and it worked like a gem. Once again, another painless laboring event. I don't know what the lady in the room next door was thinking going all natural as her moans pierced through the walls as if she was given birth to bigfoot himself. 9months of pregnancy is hard enough why make it any more painful.

So having a baby in the middle of the night is not the way to go. We were up all night and exhausted this morning. Taylor and Erik were both daytime/early evening babies and it was nice. Luckily Melanie is nice and quiet and likes her pacifier. Yes that's right, her pacifier, and she is breast feeding great. Take that all you nipple confusion freaks, a firm rubber pacifier versus a soft nipple....hmmm....where's the confusion, but enough talk about nipples.


Bottom line, Stephanie and Melanie are doing great. Thanks to everybody for you support. I'm sure Stephanie will make a post within the next week and give her viewpoint of the whole experience (and say how she was laboring for hours and hours). Taylor and Erik are happy to go see their sister this afternoon (well Taylor anyway).

18 comments:

Megan said...

YEA!!! Congrats, she's beautiful! It's nice to welcome another girl into the family. We can't wait to meet her in a few weeks.

Carlie Hills said...

Kent...I miss our Sunday dinners and your take on 'life'. I liked your post. Give Stephanie and the boys hugs for us. Braden says hi to "Trailer".

Chelsea said...

Hooray! She's beautiful! I'm so glad it all went well. Let me know if I can help you in any way, like if you get tired Steph, I could come watch the boys for an afternoon or bring you dinner or whatever you need. Loves!

Amanda said...

Good job Kent on getting the news to us fast! Even better job to Stephanie on delivering an 8 lb 11oz baby! That is awesome! And the best job goes to Melanie for being ADORABLE! Oh my gosh, I'm sooooo baby hungry now! Congrats guys! I can't wait to meet her!

gilchrist said...

Congrats!!! That's so exciting. She is beautiful!!

Amanda said...

Great job, Stephanie!!! And you too Kent, thanks for keeping us informed and with such witty remarks.

Sarah said...

Woo-hoo!!! Who took care of your boys? Let me know if you need anything . . .

Kimberly said...

Congratulations! Josh says, "wait, is that the new baby, or an old picture of Erik?" I think she's lovely.

Ros said...

Yay! Congratulations, you did it! I am so happy for you and proud of you... I can't wait to have my hunny read Kents description. Do you think my David will post on my blog for me? How much shall we all wager? Get some rest, I am sooo happy for you, and Welcome little Melanie =)

Julie and Scott said...

CONGRATS! I am so happy for you :) Funny how they come when they want to! :) Way to go on only an hour! Wow!!

The Flint's said...

What a beautiful name for a gorgeous baby girl! Congratulations! I am glad it all went well and pain free! I think night births are the way to go! She will be ready to sleep through the night since she started that way! Enjoy!

Nicole Saunders said...

Finally! She looks like a cross between Erik and Taylor:) So glad everything went well and I can't wait to see you all in 2 weeks! My Mom was asking me all about you guys- name, weight, how the labor went, etc. She's excited for you too:)

Josh & Teresa Emmot said...

well I came by on monday after my non-stress test and asked if she was there and the idiot at the front desk said she wasn't. dangit... Congrats! and wow! congrats on the weight of Melanie especially considering everyone seemed worried about it (except Stephanie).. LOL I'm next...

Our Brazilian Adventure said...

Congratulations to you both!! She is just beautiful!!! So happy for you!

Stacey B. said...

Yeah for you guys!! Oooh, I love that new, new baby stage, she is beautiful. Hope you get some rest now.

Amanda said...

I keep checking back everyday for a new post about little Melanie. I love the new picture up top!

Kimberly said...

My word, look at Erik's hair! (There's no option to comment on the big picture, so I'll do it here.) Does it never stop growing?

Ros said...

So, I love the new picture. I hope you are getting plenty of richly satisfying moments along with the total lack of sleep marathons.

Your thank you note came back (because placenta brain made me forget to write your address ON the envelope)... It will be coming again, meantime, THANK YOU for the wonderful suprise you made for me! I have wanted one of those more than a cute diaper bag -- which says a lot because I'm into cute diaper bags.

I LOVE the fabric, much cuter than any I've seen ...

thanks!
Ros