Thursday, April 15, 2010

And then there were 4

After 6 hours of labor, here she is! Isabella Jean Clark was born on April 12th at 7:20pm. She was 8lbs 2oz and 20 inches long.
There were some minor glitches in the labor but everything turned out fine. I was a little dehydrated so my veins get blowing when they tried to administer the IV. It took them 5 tires and honestly it hurt more than the IV. I don't remember the needles being as big as they were either! Then the epidural wasn't working properly too. It only numbed my toes so they had to take it out and put it higher up my spine. I didn't feel a thing the second time so that was a relief. by the time I was completely numb, I was at 8cm (I came to the hospital at 6). From then on I just waited patiently for little Bella to arrive while I ate 3 popsicles :) (the best part of the delivery!). Isabella had a little bit of fluid in her lungs but within the hour it had cleared. The rest of our hospital stay was great and before we knew it, we were going home! Here are some pictures from the day.

I look awful but it's the only picture of the 2 of us before the baby came
The Mom's waiting to see their granddaughter

First time I held little Isabella
I love it that Jesse's hand is in there!
Isabella and her Papa
Isabella and her Mima. Abby couldn't stop looking at her
Isabella and her Nina
My beautiful family!

Isabella the morning before we left


Brittany said...

awe little Isabella is so cute! I absolutely love that last picture of her!