Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Emma Kate

Here is the story of how our sweet Emma Kate got here:

The Robertson's
Monday, September 5th (labor day!!) started like every other day at the Robertson house.  Frank left for work before the sun was up and WAY before these Robertson women are up.  I decided that today was the day of cleaning.  I cleaned and cleaned, well as much as you can when you are 38 1/2 weeks preggo.  Laundry was well on the way, the living room was vacuumed, the kitchen was clean and the master toilet was clean.  I sat down for a few minutes to give the braxton hicks contractions a break (and myself).  I realized that I hadn't felt E.K. move very much.  I sorta panicked.  Side note: She did this the week prior and was MORE THAN FINE!  I immediately called the office and told them what was going on.  They told me to wait an hour, after that they told me to high tail it to the hospital to find out what was going on.  So I left dinner in the crackpot and Dallas in the bathroom.  Thank goodness one of my sisters was home and available, so I met up with Frank and Amanda and dropped off AB.
I got all hooked up to get monitored... I was 3 cm and 30% effaced.  I kept telling Frank that I felt like I had to go to the bathroom and he said, "You mean to tell me that we are at the hospital because you have to take a sh*&?"  I started laughing so hard, I could not control myself.  The nurses came in to see if we were okay.  They told me to go walk around for 1 hour and come back.  So we did.  Stopping along the way while my so called braxton hicks contractions passed.  We get back and they check me, 4 cm dilated and 100% effaced.  It was official, I was in labor.

Laboring
I'm not going to lie, I was a little disappointed.  I had in my mind what labor was like, and this wasn't it.  I envisioned that Frank would drive me to the hospital (not myself) and we would get out and walk in together and have our car seat with us and our bags.  That my house would be all cleaned and have fresh linens on the bed waiting for my sister to sleep in while she watched my babe.  In reality, I just had my purse and hadn't even showered or anything.  In reality, my baby got dropped off in public with no pants or any in the diaper bag for that matter.

We checked in, the sweet lady gave my an IV and got it dripping good so I could get my epidural.  Fast forward a few hours, Emily made it to us and got the dog, the car seat and some other things for us.  No dinner in the crackpot... I was so mad!!  Fast forward a few more hours and the pain was unbelievable.  I could not take it.  We got the anesthesiologist in there to up it.  Turns out, the labor was happening so fast that medicine could not keep up.  Our sweet nurse checked me and was like, her head is right there, do not push, I need to get everyone.  We got all set up, we looked at the clock... it was 2:23 am.  I said, I bet she will be here by 2:35am.  The Dr.  said, why wait to long?  At 2:26am, Emma Kate made her appearance.  She was beautiful and MAD!  Weighing 7.14 lbs and 21 inches long.

Meet Emma Kate
What I loved about it, they bathed her, measured her and did everything in the room.  We waited for the epidural to wear off, I went potty and we were off to the recovery room for some sleep.  By 5:30am we were off sleeping.  The rest is blurry due to extreme exhaustion.

First Bath.


The next morning, Emily and AB came to see us and to meet Emma Kate.  AB wasn't really sure about her at first, but then was really liking her.  She calls her "babo" for baby.  It really is precious.  Frank has taken the week off and goes back on Thursday to work.  It has been awesome having him home, bonding as a family and not to mention the obvious of having extra hands around!
AB meets Emma Kate
Unsure of all the hype and why the whole family has cameras out!!
AB talks about the "babo" non stop and is constantly looking for her.  Just this morning, we were having breakfast, just the two of us and she was just talking away about babo and dadda.  I have no idea what else she was saying.  So precious.  There have been some challenges as well.  The fact that there are two babies in our house under 1 year is enough.  AB has suddenly started waking up in the night around 11 or 12 as well as some behavior issues.  We are not sure if it's just her age or jealously, but are working on them.  She is so big compared to Emma Kate that it is sometime hard to remember that she is just a baby herself.
There are some serious baby kissing going on at our house!!


Welcome to our family Emma Kate!  We love you so much already and are so excited where were are going as a family... you are only going to make this journey that much better!!


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