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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!!!




19 comments:

Amanda said...

Yea! Congratulations. She is adorable. I'm glad everything worked out and you're all doing well. Give her a kiss from Carter!
PS-I saw from the pic how much she weighed-but how long is she?

Amanda said...

Never mind-I looked at the heading and saw you listed her stats there!

Ben and Carrie said...

Mel- she is gorgeous! I love the pics of her on the top of your blog- she really does look like a little angel. And she has such beautiful dark hair! I'm glad she FINALLY made it safe and sound. In the pic at the top of your blog where her eyes are opened, she looks like you. A little Mel Jr. She is absolutely adorable- tell Trevor good job, that he DOES make cute kids.... :) Can't wait to see more pics of her and hope you recover well and quickly! And HOORAY for epidurals- the miracle baby drug. Congrats.

Ashlie Midget said...

We were happy that we got to see her! She is a DOLL! I hope that everything is going well at home, and if you need anything let me know. Congrats to both of you.

Deb said...

Glad she's here and all is well! Hope to get to meet her in real life some day! Congrats, dear friend!

Monica said...

Congratulations I am so happy for you both!! Lilly is beautiful what a joy she will bring to your life.

Sarah said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful! I am so glad everything went well. Let me know when you and Lilly are up for visitors! I would love to come see her (and you!).

Natty said...

Congrats- You guys made a good looking baby girl! Enjoy every minute, they grow up fast. My baby is almost 1.

Brian and Shanna said...

Yeah!!! Congrats! She is SO Beautiful! I'm so glad I was able to see and hold her! And I absolutely love the picture of you three at the top, you are a beautfiul family!

t foust said...

Congratulations! And thanks for sharing the story! I hope that all is well with you and Lilly at home. I can't wait to meet Miss Lilly in person!

Jamie said...

Oh she is adorable! Yay for babies! :)

Kristi said...

It is so wonderful to share your story with all of us. She is so beautiful. Let me know IF you are going to show her off at Westvale. I'll make sure I'm there!

Lindsay said...

So fun! After I had Eli there is no way I ever wanted to do it again. Even though I did. You are brave! I think you have hormones that make you forget how painful it really is. CONGRATS!!!!! She is so beautiful! I am so happy for you and Trevor and all the joy she will bring into your lives! Good luck at night! Hopefully she will sleep good!

Justin and Amy said...

Congrats Melissa! She is beautiful. I bet you guys are having fun getting acquainted as a family:)There are so many more exciting things to come. Make sure you keep posting pictures. They change so much in the first little bit. Congrats a gain:)

Neeleyfam said...

She is gorgeous! Congratulations!

Riley and Ashley Smith said...

Congratulations Melissa. She is adorable!

driley said...

She's beautiful, the Fousts do good work!

The Crazy Cat Lady said...

She is so adorable! So if we ever have a boy, would Trevor want to trade? : ) Congratulations.

Danielle said...

What a beautiful story... I'm so so excited for you!!! Sorry this is late but congrats!!! I've been a bad blogger lately but am so thrilled for you two!!! three!!