Saturday, July 26, 2008
Our new daughter, Rachel Emily Gale was born July 25, 2008 at 12:24 pm. She weighed 6 lbs 3 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. She and mommy are both really healthy, and we are back home now! My sister, Katrina, took a ton of pictures during everything and she made a little video out of them, which you can see on her blog: Katrina's Blog
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
We got a little bassinet for Rachel so she can sleep by our bedside while she is nursing like crazy in the night. I set it up the other day, and Lizzy was all excited about "Rachel's Bed." It has a little storage basket on the bottom and Lizzy is constantly taking toys into our room and putting them in the basket. Anyway, today Lizzy disappeared down the hall, and I went to go see what she was up to. She had climbed into the basket and was playing with the toys she'd put in there! What a funny kid!
Friday, July 18, 2008
I had a late ultrasound today to make sure everything is good to go with Rachel. I'm at 2 cm and 80% effaced now. Her head is dropped down and in position - everything looks good. The ultrasound estimates that she is 6 lbs right now. And look - she can smile already!
Friday, July 11, 2008
I just got back from my 36 week appointment, and I am dilated to 1 cm and 70% effaced. Which means, I am ready to go into labor any time! I was in the same position at Lizzy's 36 week checkup and I had her 3 days later... so we'll see! It's getting very exciting now. At least this time, I have my hospital bag all packed and ready! I watched my childbirth / Lamaze DVD a couple of days ago, and I've had plenty of braxton-hicks contractions to practice my breathing on, so I'm feeling pretty good! I'm definitely sick of being pregnant in this heat, so I am so excited to not be pregnant anymore! Next time, I want to try to have a baby in March - that way the 3rd trimester is in the winter, but the baby is born at the beginning of spring, just in time for cold and flu season to be over!