Wednesday, August 25, 2010

{Reegan Makes Her Way Into The World!!!}

Born: August 12, 2010 @ 5:31PM
8 pounds 2 ounces, 21 inches long

Our angel is finally here! She decided to join us on August 12, 2010 at 5:31 PM {on her daddy's birthday only 20 minutes before he was born.} She was two weeks old as of the yesterday and her due date was three days ago on August 24th. So glad that we were able to meet her early!

{On Thursday August 12th}
I woke up at 5:30ishAM and was cramping/contracting. So we called the OB and moved our 4:30PM appointment to 8:15AM. At the appointment Ryan and I found out that I was 3 to 4 cm dilated and the doctor said I was in the early stages of labor and asked if we wanted to go home or go to the hospital. I said that we should go to the hospital because this felt different. When we went to the hospital we found out that I had already dilated to 5 cm. From there it all went pretty fast. We walked around for an hour to get things moving along. At 9AMish we were admitted to John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital. Grandma Janet came to the hospital right away and Aunt Heather was there shortly after. At 1PM the OB came by and broke my water. A few hours later I was 7 cm dilated and got my epidural {and just in the nic of time because I was starting to feel a lot of pain from my contractions}. Before we knew it the time to push had come. Dr. Apigo rushed over from her office and I was pushing before she even go there. Seven pushes and lil Ms. Reegan was welcomed to the world at 5:31PM. She got 9.9 on her Apgar score. Mommy, daddy and auntie were in tears because we were so happy to see our lil angel after the long wait. The first thing that Dr. Apigo said was, "She looks like daddy!" They share a birthday day, they look alike and they are also the same blood type {A+}. And she already listens to daddy because just the day before he had said right into my belly that if she wanted his birthday to be extra special that she would come on August 12th. She did, what a perfect day and the BEST GIFT Ryan/daddy has ever had.

{Days To Remember}
August 12th - Our baby love is born!!!
August 13th - Reegan comes home
August 14th - First bath {Daddy did the honors of course ;)}
August 16th - Reegan's first visit to the pediatrician
August 23rd - Reegan loses her umbilical cord
August 26th - Two weeks old!!!! Reegan's second two week pediatrician appt. She now weighs 8 lbs 7 oz and is 21.25 inches long - Reegan meets Oma {Grandma Carmen}
September 1st - Reegan meets aunt Debbie and sees Grandma Betty for the second time
September 3rd- Reegan meets uncle Trevor!!!! :D


jimmy toon said...

That is so cool that you do all of this. What i don't understand is how you find the time to do all this and care for a newborn. Your super mom Rachel. Reegan is a very lucky baby to have been blessed with such good parents. If only all babys were as lucky. :-) ttyl jimmy

Memories by Me~ M.V. said...

Doc Apigo delivered my first daughter! She is wonderful =)
I am excited for you! You seem to be a NATURAL at being a Mommy- with all your craftiness and obvious passion/care. Congratulations!