Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I'm finally getting around to posting about our newest addition...Lexi!  She was born July 5th at 3:50 pm.  I am going to write about the labor and delivery just so I have a record of it, so feel free to skip all the fun details :) 

We arrived at the hospital at around 7:15, got checked in and finally got things started a little after 8:00.  Things went great...we were a little bored because we had planned on watching Netflix on our laptop, but the internet connection at the hospital was so slow it was really annoying to watch!  Luckily, Jason's sister dropped off her DVDs to us so we had something to watch!

Things were going great...I got an epidural when I was dilated to a 3, almost a 4, and that was great...except for the fact that the baby's heart rate dropped quite a bit along with my blood pressure.  My blood pressure is always pretty low, but the nurse came in and said she's seen cancer patients that are about to die with higher blood pressure than mine...it was like 70/54, but I felt great so they weren't worried about it and they got the baby's heart rate back up quickly and everything was great! 

About an hour and a half later I was dilated to a 5 and was a little disappointed because I felt like it was taking forever!  I was hoping to have her by 2:30, but I didn't :(  About a half hour after I was told I was a 5, I felt a lot of pressure and sure enough I was a 10 and ready to push!  The nurse paged the doctor and it took him what felt like FOREVER to get there!  Jason says it was like 5-7 minutes, but it felt like 15 and his office is literally just down the hall...come to find out, he was helping a nurse push a bed down the hall...seriously!  After two pushes Lexi entered the world weighing 7 lbs 2 oz and was 20 inches long.  The first thing the doctor said was, "She's really long!" and she does seem really long! 

She cried once, then was so exhausted she didn't cry much after that!  Jason told me when they gave her her shot after her bath in the nursery, she did the same thing, cried once and that was it!  When Jason was in the nursery with her, giving her a bath, he finally chose a name.  If you don't know, we hadn't decided on a name yet...it was between Lexi and Bree...I liked Bree and Jason liked Lexi.  I didn't hate Lexi, just liked Bree a little bit more!  But I told Jason a couple weeks before we literally drew a name our of a hat and decided that's what it would be...it was Lexi, I was totally fine with that.  Then a couple days later Jason said he wasn't too sure, so I told him he had to choose and that I didn't care.  Well, when Jason brought her back from the nursery, the name tag on her bed said Bree...I was a little surprised.  Well, the next day Jason decided he didn't really like Bree after he saw it written out, so I told him he had to decide by the time we checked out of the hospital the next morning.  He came that morning and decided it was Lexi...I was just happy we finally decided :)  

Here are a ton of pictures of our sweet, precious little girl!  She's an awesome baby!  Hopefully she'll survive life with three older siblings always "helping" mom!

If most of this post didn't make a lot of sense, it's because I'm tired :)


Eliza said...

oh my gosh-youv'e already done family photos. You are AMAZING! sweet baby girl.

The Tomlinsons said...

Congrats, Kendra!!! She is precious! It seems like you told me once that all of your babies sleep through the night as soon as you bring them home--is she following suit?! (If so, you are so lucky!!!)