Friday, March 12, 2010

RUBY RUBY RUBY !!

WOW! Where to start. First off, Ruby is here and healthy. Lindsey is here and healthy. What a wonderful blessing.
And since you most likely all just want to see a bunch of pictures, here are a bunch of pictures. If you want to read about the day, the story follows the pictures.

Here is Lindsey before she really knew what she was getting into


Here is the view from the 5 star hotel/ hospital. This place is AWESOME!!


And here are a bunch of our precious little Ruby






So, now a little about our day.

We woke up at 4:00am and got on the road nice and early. When we got here it was still dark and we came in and entered our suite. They got started pretty much right away and did all the paperwork and questions. They started hooking Lindsey up to different things and getting vitals, etc. After all of that, they got her started on the Petocin. We just hung around had nurses coming in and out checking up on here. They kept telling us her readings were good. The contractions were starting and about 2 mins apart, but nothing that was really making Lindsey hurt. The peaks on this picture are where the contractions were doing there thing. The valleys are where it was time to relax.


So after the contractions started to get a little more painful for her, Lindsey said she wanted the epidural. The nurses called up the guy and he had to get some stuff together but was on his way. Well, he took a bit longer than hoped for and Lindsey's contractions got pretty painful for her. The nurses would coax her through each one and then she would rest for a bit until the next. The epidural guy was trying to ask her questions before starting the drip and I could tell Lindsey just wanted the pain to go away. Seems like the guy took his time prepping and all because by the time he got the thing going Lindsey was dilated to a 10 and ready to deliver pretty much. The nurse checked and said "WOW. The head is about to come out, so if you feel you need to push, then push." Lindsey would push and fight through the contractions while saying, "Get me more epidural, THIS HURTS!" Well, Ruby didn't care if mom's epidural was going to kick in or not, she was coming. Lindsey kept breathing through contractions and Ruby kept wanting to come so they told her to start pushing. Well, pushing leads to birthing, and after a bit of it Ruby made her grand entrance.

I thought Arnold Schwartzenager's movies were intense, but not compared to the birthing of a baby. It was intense, crazy, happy, gnarly, everything put in one. It was AMAZING.

Lindsey was the biggest trooper ever. Truthfully, I didn't think she was going to do so amazing. No mean words, no super stressed yelling or anything. She stayed quite calm and did amazing. She seriously did so good. What an amazing, strong woman I married. She is pretty rad.

If you have any questions please leave a comment.

20 comments:

.Ang. said...

I have a question.

What do you mean when you say "I thought Arnold Schwartzenager's movies were intense, but not compared to the birthing of a baby." Have you never seen Junior? when Arnol Schwartzenager has a baby..

yeah... that's what I thought!!

* But really. Congratulations!!!!
She is a doll! Is she really a thumb sucker?? Lindsey, you might not have to worry about pacifiers at all!!

:)

Sounds like the delivery was fast and smooth! You are my hero!!!

I can't wait to see her!!

Let us know if you guys are up for visitors!

see you soon!

Glen, Paige, and the soon to be baby Preston! said...

Oh my H!!! This is one of my biggest nightmares ever!! AHHHHHHH! You are my hero!!! I cannot believe you didn't get the epidural sooner! You are amazing linds! I just about died reading this post and almost had a panic attack! Ruby is beautiful and just so dang cute! I cannot wait to meet her and hold her in my arms! I want to kiss her cheeks! Love you guys!
xoxo

The Gray Family said...

congrats! What a beautiful little girl. Enjoy every minute it goes TOO FAST!!! I miss not having the Fugitive site up so I am glad for blogs instead :>)

The McCalip Family said...

Congratulations, she's adorable! I'm so happy to hear that everything went well. Ya, I'm not so sure about that epidural stuff. I had mine in plenty of time before Carter came and it still hurt! What they call "pressure" is still pain!

Anonymous said...

Congrats. We are on the road on our way to California...I'll write more when i have real internet access! I am so excited for you, she is a doll. And Linds, very impressive that you did so wonderful...and love the belly shots in the previous post! xoxo

lauren said...

congrats she is adorable

Lindsay R said...

CONGRATS! She is precious and I can't wait to see her in real life! You guys will be awesome parents.It sounds like Lindsey is a champ! I'm so so so happy for the both of you!!

Chris and Nickels said...

Ruby is adorable!! I love her! Good job to Lindsay and she looks awesome! Congrats guys we can't wait to meet her :)

Kylee Rowe said...

Congrats to you both! Lindsey you look to good for just having a baby! I love that Ruby is sucking her thumb, that is so sweet! She is beautiful! I can't wait to see more pictures!

Kelli said...

Pike congrats!! Kirk and I are so happy for you and your wife! And maybe someday if you ever come back from Hawaii (or we ever get there) I will get to meet you, Lindsey, and little Ruby!! Congratulations!

The Coons Family said...

YAY! We are so excited for you! What are Ruby's Stats? Height, weight, etc....

We can't wait to meet little Ruby! CONGRATS!

Kathryn e. said...

She is beautiful. Congratualtions!

Melissa said...

shes so cute!!! congrats guys!

Devin, April, and Gavin said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! She is beautiful! Love that she sucks her thumb :) Sorry about the epidural... you are one strong woman Lindsey! I asked for mine when I was at a 4 (unfortunatley it took them an hour to get it to me though... and I was throwing up from the pain by then! LOL) Hope you guys are getting situated and getting some sleep now. Enjoy every minute.. newborns are so sweet. Love you guys!

becca olsen said...

I"m so excited for you guys!! Being a parent in the best thing in the world. Congrats, she is so beautiful! If you guys need ANYTHING let us know! I want to bring supper sometime for you guys.

Theresa Rodriguez said...

congratulations you guys! im so proud of you linds. you are amazing. i would have killed a man if i had to wait that long for my epidural. ur a trooper. hope youre feeling good. cant wait to see you guys!!! xoxo

Ashley and Kyle said...

Congratulations guys! I can't believe she is finally here...so far you have beat us at everything, getting married and having your first baby. So exciting, she looks so adorable!

Jenny Kolb said...

wow, it sounds like lindsey did great! i'm so glad that everyone is healthy and can't wait to meet little ruby!! she is beautiful!

Missy said...

Lindsey, you're amazing. I knew birthing a baby would be a piece of cake for you. Ruby is absolutely adorable. I wish I could have seen her while I was there, but you know how that goes.

Good luck with everything and hopefully I'll see you again soon.

Nicole said...

First of all- don't the anethesiologists (however you spell it) know that when the moms say they need an epidural they mean now!? Great job Linds and congrats! I think she looks like you! I mean- she definitely has your eyes in the first few pictures you posted. Adorable