Our sweet Evie Jane is here!

I am taking a minute to write his today because it is my last day before things get really truly REAL around here. Brandon goes back to work tomorrow. It is the first week of summer.  I’ve kind of been hibernating in my room with the new babe while Brandon has been in charge of everything else (Including bringing me all of my meals and snacks in bed for the last week or so) I really did choose the right guy, I know. Recovery has been harder with this one.. It is definitely true for me that each one gets harder. But I am so grateful that Brandon could take the time off so I could enjoy this priceless time with my sweet Evie, especially since we are not sure if she has completed our family or not. I get emotional when I think this may be the last time I welcome a new baby into our home. Brandon keeps reminding me that we don’t have to decide yet, so I try not to think about it too much. We are so thoroughly blessed. Evie didn’t come easy. this pregnancy has taken a tole on our family, but I know that no matter the sacrifice, the blessings of having another one of our Heavenly Father’s children join our family will bless each of us forever.

BIRTH STORY (skip if you will 😉

Evelyn Jane Waldron was born at 6:13 a.m.  On June 2, 2015. She didn’t want to come out quite yet. We tried EVERYTHING to get her to come from Acupuncture to Essential Oils to Spicy Food {the list goes on and on, but I’m sure if you’ve had experience with this you can imagine all the other things we tried! ;)}.  I know she would have come eventually, but Papa and Grandma D (my parents) were here it help with the other kids for only another 5 days. So… we were all eager for her to make her debut! I started having small contractions after going to see my chiropractor on June 2.  I was scheduled to be induced that evening at 9 pm.  Since I started contractions, we decided to drive down to San Diego in the afternoon and hang out close to the hospital.  We had a fun “date” getting ice cream, dinner, and walking around Old Town for a while.  We went in to the hospital a little early and they checked to see the progress before admitting me. I had basically not progressed at all on my own, so we decided to just stay and be induced like scheduled.  After discussing my previous deliveries with the Dr, we decided to just give my body a jump-start with Pitocin and see where it took us.  Everything was OK. Besides the fact that it was the middle of the night and the nurse had her own agenda to keep upping the Pit even though the monitor wasn’t reading my contractions. (What’s the dang hurry!?) When it was time for the Epidural, I had the shakes really bad and major anxiety. I ended up needing to get a new epidural about a half hour later because the first had hit a blood vessel and wasn’t working right (the test dose made everything sound like it was buzzing and I almost passed out–it was really scarey). The second one worked like a charm though and I had even talked the nurse into turning the pit back down. We rested for an hour or so and when they checked me again I was at an 8 so they broke my water. I was ready to push (even though the nurse didn’t believe me and took her good ol’ time getting a few last minute things ready before FINALLY offering to check me again–even though I could tell she was bothered and didn’t believe I was at a 10 yet) I love nurses, don’t me wrong! I guess I’ve just been kind of spoiled in the past?! Well, I was right and it was time! HA! Anyway, I pushed for about 10 minutes and our sweet babe entered the world with a loud cry! 🙂

{I apologize if you don’t want to know all of that, but this is the only journaling that will be happening around here}

{an iphone picture of me hours before going to the hospital.. 40 weeks and 2 days}

I love these pictures Brandon took of the kids (fresh out of the bath) meeting their new baby sis for the first time.  They were all so excited and it really shows in their faces..

Becky - June 18, 2015 - 7:47 am

This is a great story and I loved hearing it! 🙂

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