|Maddies here||2003-08-20 11:14:20 ET|
At about 1:30 am on Aug 11th the contractions started, they were 6 min apart and soon moved to 5 then 4 and by 2:30 they were 3 min apart. That was when we decided to call the doctor. He said it was false labor probably but to come in if I wanted to. Well after a brutally painful contraction and biting Monte's knee cap we decided to head to the hospital. We got there at about 3 and the nurse said I was dilated 3 cm. She attached a monitor to my belly and we began to wait, by 4 i was dialated 5 cm and that meant i could get pain medicine. They gave me a shot of something that made me nauseous as hell but eased the pain a lil, and at about 6 they gave me my epidural from then on i chilled and watched cartoons. At about 9:30 the nurse came in and said we are ready to push and at 10 am exactly We welcomed Madilyn Grace into the world. She was 19 inches long and weighed 5 lbs 13.5 oz. She looks just like her daddy.
I am so excited and exhausted but she is great, she hardly fusses and is really calm and alert. She can mimic faces and so she now can stick out her tounge in respounce to me or her daddy sticking out our tounges at her. Everything is going fine with the exception of she has something wrong with her tounge and might have to have a minor sergury becasue it might be attached which isnt really a problem her dad had to have it when he was born too.