Monday, March 23, 2009

The Arrival of Lilly Belle Foust

On Thursday, March 19th (my mom's birthday) I started having contractions. I started timing them at 7:00 p.m. At 8:00 they were 5 minutes apart. I told Trevor that tonight was the night and we were going to the hospital. He did not believe me and went about playing his computer game. As I was having those wonderful contractions, I made sure I had everything I needed for the hospital. Around 10:15 I said, ok let's go they are now 3-4 minutes apart. Trevor still was skeptical, but decided we would go. He used to work at a hospital and saw how many women were sent back home because they weren't ready yet, and he thought this was going to happen. We got to the hospital around 11:00 p.m. They checked me in and had me change into a gown, lay down on the bed, and started to monitor me. I was there for a little while, then paged the nurse to see if I could go to the bathroom, they said the nurse would be right in. Lilly had the hiccups, and about 30 seconds after I paged, my water broke!! I paged them back and said my water broke! The nurse came in A LOT quicker!! She had me go in the bathroom and get cleaned up while she changed the bedding. At this point, I experienced the worst pain in my life! I had a contraction that went all through my spine, up to my head, down through my toes. I yelled for Trevor to come in and I just held his hand, then another one came. I told them I needed an epidural as soon as I could get one!! At this point I had dilated to a 5. Before they could give me an epidural, they needed to start an IV in my arm. The nurse tried 3 times unsuccessfully, then the anesthesiologist took 2 tries to get it in! Let's just say I look like a druggie! I got the epidural, which wasn't too bad. All I felt was A LOT of pressure. Once that baby kicked in, I was in heaven!! It then took 4 hours for me to dilate to a 6. The nurse said they were going to give me pitocin to speed things up. Well, there was a crisis going on next to me and they were busy taking care of that lady. They had 20-30 people taking care of her. So I was just taking it easy hanging out with Trevor. When they were able to get that situation taken care of, they came in and started me on pitocin. Once that worked and got me to a 10, I pushed for 2 hours and then the most beautiful baby entered this world! Trevor helped the whole time. It was just Trevor and the nurse in the room until the very end when the doctor came in. Trevor held one of my legs and counted to 10 every time I pushed. He was so great and did an awesome job! The doctor put Lilly on my belly and I touched her for a second while Trevor cut the cord, then they rushed her off to take some tests and get her to start crying. She was under a lot of stress during the labor. Her heart rate kept dropping and picking back up, so they wanted to do several tests to make sure she was ok. While they did this, Trevor was able to be with her and see her weighed, measured, etc. I had to stay on the bed and get stitched up!! LAME!! Anyway, everything was fine with Lilly and with me. Here are some pictures of the beautiful little angel. Enjoy. I love being a mom! I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! She is definitely worth every bit of heartburn, every contraction, every stretch mark, etc. I love you Lilly Belle!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


So I had a doctor's appointment scheduled for Friday the 13th at 4:10 p.m. I was excited to meet with the doctor, find out where I was, at least schedule an induction date, etc. So I walk into the office and the office manager was looking at me kind of funny. Here is the conversation:

Me: "Oh sorry I'm a little late."

O.M.: "Oh, did you have an appointment because we're not seeing patients today."

Me: "Yes at 4:10"

O.M.: "Well he's not in, when is your due date?"

Me: "Tomorrow"

O.M.: "Oh, so you need to see him! Let me see what I can do." (She left to talk to another doctor)

While she was gone I went digging through my purse to find the reminder card. Sure enough it said 3/13/09 4:10 p.m. The stupid receptionist scheduled me on a day the doctor wasn't even in AT ALL!!! She came back and I showed her the card to prove that I'm not crazy. She apologized up and down for the misunderstanding. She said none of the other doctors could see me because they are family practitioners and could not do the exam. She told me the doctor would be back in the office on Tuesday and scheduled me an appointment.

Needless to say, I was very frustrated. I didn't even know my doctor would be out of town. I would have been EXTREMELY upset if I went into labor and went to the hospital only to find out my doctor would not be there!!!! Oh well!

So we have been trying natural labor inducing techniques this weekend. We went on a nice big walk today and I think the only thing it did was give me sore legs!!!

I will update everyone on Tuesday after my doctor's appointment. The doctor said he would induce me after a week, but I am not sure exactly what day that will be! Wish me luck...

Monday, March 9, 2009

More Love...

So I had 3 more showers!! 

4) My ward shower. I do not know a whole lot of people in my ward, so I was a little surprised that they had a shower for me! It was really nice. About 30 people came!! People came that I did not even know! This ward is great and so supportive! I mostly received clothes and a few books, blankets, and toys. 

5) My work shower. My team at work had a shower for me when we went back on track. It was a lot of fun! Almost everyone in the whole school came!! I, of course, was spoiled and received several wonderful presents!! Thanks team, especially Jaclyn, for putting this together!

6) Foust Family shower. Trevor's mom had a shower for us. They do them with the whole family, so there were quite a few people there. It was also fun! We had yummy food and visited with each other. We got more clothes, a diaper bag, toys, books, blankets (My MIL made us 3 receiving blankets and a big fluffy blanket, Shanna (SIL) made a cute Winnie the Pooh blanket, Kimberly (SIL) made a cute pink monkey fleece blanket, and Trevor's Aunt made a beautiful peach quilt).

I am so grateful to everyone for showing us their love and support! We have so many things for our little girl! Now we just need the baby!! I am down to 5 days! I will let you all know when Miss Lilly decides to make her grand appearance!! We are anxiously awaiting her arrival!