7lbs 5 oz
I started having contractions Saturday morning around 7:00. We went on a walk and before long, they were about 5 minutes apart and 1 minute long. The labor and delivery nurse suggested taking a warm bath to try and relax and call again when they were to the point of not being able to talk or walk through them. I soaked in the tub for a long time, and as soon as I got out, the contractions got harder and right on top of each other, so we went in around 3:00. When the nurse checked me, I was dilated to 5cm, but she didn't think she felt the baby's head where it was supposed to be, so she went to get the ultrasound machine and another nurse to make sure. She still wasn't sure even with the ultrasound, so the other nurse took a look and sure enough, she found her head way up by my ribs. She checked me as well, and felt a little foot! Then things started happening fast. By then, Mom and Katie were there. Because she was footling breech and I was already in active labor, they weren't willing to try and turn her, so C-section was the way we were going. By 4:00, I was in the OR, and at 4:26, she was out. They found that not only was she breech, she also had the cord around her neck 2 times. And they found a "good-sized" fibroid in my uterus, which they removed. When they announced she was a girl, Justin (and most of the people in the room) were very surprised! Then they announced her weight, and I was very surprised! I was expecting her to be much bigger than she was. They cleaned her up and we got a few pictures while they finished with me, then took her and Justin up to the nursery. I was in recovery for about 45 minutes, and by 6:30 we were all in our room and I had my little girl in my arms!
We came home on Tuesday morning, and Mom is here until at least Thursday. Dad and Katie were here until Sunday afternoon, and just got here for Thanksgiving, so we're all just relaxing at home.
Welcome to the world, Ainsley Marie!