Sunday, March 13, 2011

Montana Louise Colburn

2.26.11 at 5:50am

So she is finally here, and things are going well. I was ten days late, and of course the last week of my pregnancy I get the flu, I find out later in the hospital I had Influenza B, yeah no fun, anyhow I went into chandler hospital the 25th to get the gels, was there ten hours and then went home with contractions every five minutes for the rest of the night. If the gels did not work I was to be induced Saturday morning. Well Friday at 11am I started stronger contractions about three minutes apart. I think this is due to my sister coming in from South Africa that day. I went to the hospital at 4pmish, and everything was going good, I was officially in labor! I loved the shower, I was actually in there between the monitoring times. But after the second shower Montana was flat lining so I had to stay on the monitor and had to receive an IV to get fluid in me. After the IV I was able to move around again, contractions were getting stronger and I started bleeding way to much so at 12:30am my midwife had to break my water because she was getting concerned about the blood, I was 6.5cm dilated then. This made everything challenging for me as the contractions were much more intense and back labor was not very easy to do laying down. At 1:30am I had to get an epidural because I could not relax enough during contractions and my fever from being sick was starting to rise. Three hours into the epidural I was fully dilated and I pushed for an 1 1/2 hours pulling Montana out at 5:50am. Trey did a great job encouraging me, he is a great coach. It was an incredible experience the only bummer was anytime a nurse or family member would come into my room they had to suit up in a gown and mask due to my sickness. Montana however was so perfect and I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family.

1st bath

2 days old

Day home from hospital

Spur in his sisters bassinet

Proud Daddy!


Ina said...

This is a wonderful post! I love all of the pictures! The one of the four of you is fantastic! The love you both show for your little princess is touching. Even Spur seems a little awed. Hey, and you all look so proud, Yep, I love this family and I am so proud of you!

Strider and Jana said...

So excited for you guys! Montana is so cute! I hope things are going well and that you're recovering and feeling better.

Laura Edwards said...

She is beautiful! Congrats!

Thomas & I said...

AMAZING!! I am so happy for you guys!! What a fabulous looking family!!