Saturday, October 10, 2009

ThE DeTaILs!

Where to begin?



For starters I LOVE my doctor, and really wanted him to deliver me. Well, unfortunately he had two trips planned and was only going to be home really for three days between my 37 and 38 week. Considering the fact the he told me the middle of my 35th week, it looked like I could deliver any day, I was thinking he probably wouldn't be there to deliver me.

He was leaving Thursday morning at 7am, so that gave me Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to get things moving!

What did I do on Monday?
*Canned applesauce *Made and frosted a million sugar cookies *Picked Pumpkins *Went speed walking for 2 hours! *Delivered cookies to neighbors.
Tuesday:
*Grocery store shopping *Made tons more cookies *Went shopping for "ghost supplies" *Prepared neighbor "ghost" baskets *Made a kick A dinner *Frosted a million more cookies *Went and delivered all the cookies

*-*-* Needless to say going into my appointment Wednesday morning, I had stayed extremely busy!

Well, Wednesday morning, I get checked and my doctor says I am dialated to a 3 and 100% thinned, and the baby is coming that night. He said I would probably start to feel contractions anytime, and at the start of my first contraction, come into the hospital because he thinks that once I start, I will go very quickly.

I am kind of freaking out that I haven't had any contractions, so I went home and did the following:

*Ran on the treadmill at a 15% incline
*Went to lunch with a friend
*Came home and worked out on the eliptical at level 15 hoping to at least get 1 contraction...

Remember folks, my doc leaves at 7am the next morning, I am on a tight timeline here!


Well 3:30 rolls around, and no contractions. I feel great! My doc calls and asks if I have had any contractions, I say no, they tell me to come in anyway and get checked again. So I go in, and what the heck, I am dialated to a 5, and still haven't felt one contraction! He said he had a feeling that I may be one of those rare people that dialate with out contractions... I know, lucky me!

So, I go down and get admitted. Get an epidural. I know, why get one, when I am not even in any pain, but heck I didn't want the pain to start. Doc comes in and breaks my water, and I am already dialated to a 7 (still haven't felt a contraction). About an hour or so later, he comes in - I am at a 10, literally one push, and she is out.

I was really really blessed with a super easy labor and delivery. The only problem is that because I pushed her out so fast, she didn't have time to clear out her lungs of amniotic fluid in the birthing canal, and so they had to watch her breathing for a little while, and she threw up and spit up a ton yesterday (they said she is clearing the gunk out of her stomach), but thankfully she is doing way better today.

Name? Spence and I are really bad at deciding names. In fact, one of our nurses at the hospital was such a nag, every time she came to the room she was like "have you chosen a name yet? It is so important to get a name soon! You want a strong name. You don't want a name that spells out bad words... blah blah blah," it was so annoying. Anyway, we finally decided on...



TALLIE JO TAGGART

So, here are some pictures of our little Tallie...

Right after birth!

Daddy and Tallie bonding

Yay - My doctor was able to deliver me, and still had 12 hours to spare before his flight!!!

The cheering section!

Eyes open! Yes, she is a clone of Lance.


First visitor (minus fam) was my friend Sar. She has been the sweetest thing to me this pregnancy. She came and brought me a million bows and headbands, and seriously they are the cutest things in the world. Luckily she gave me 9 headbands, so she can actually wear the clips before she turns 2 and grows some hair! Check out her business at:
sallysclippies.blogspot.com

Leaving the Hospital. Welcome to the real world Tallie!

And finally, first time meeting big brother Lance! As Murphy's Law would have it, Lance got a runny nose the day before she was born, so unfortunately we didn't bring him to the hospital, but luckily he had cleared up by the time we got home.


Lance absolutely LOVED her. It was so cute. He kept saying "Baby, open your eyes!!!" It was so funny.


Family of Four - wow, that's nuts!



38 comments:

Sam, Kim and E-Z said...

Wow! So cool! Give us a call when you get settled. Congrats

Sean, Siri, Addie and Connor said...

Tallie is so cute! You look AMAZING!!! I loved the details. Congrats again.

The Brown Team said...

Wow do I love you 4! I loved reading the story again and just laughed, with your no pain and all gain night!
I can't believe how great you look in the going home picture you have normal pants on...what is that!
Get some sleep and boss Spener around! love ya Kelli

Lindsay said...

Wow! You are AMAZING! I can't believe you! First of all, look at you - you DID NOT just give birth! You look amazing! And I am so happy that the labor went so smoothly! That's awesome. Yay for no contractions, you are so lucky. And that's so great your doctor got to deliver! Those pictures of Lance & Tallie are so dang cute - what a cute big brother! Your little family of four is so darling! Congrats!

Chris said...

you go girl. labor without pain or contractions--only you! may the force be with you the next few weeks! love the name.

The Bish Fam said...

Crazy crazy! Glad you didn't have to feel any of it :) Definitely lucky in that way (and lucky that you went to the hospital anyway!) I love her name and think she is just adorable!!! Congrats!

Rachel said...

I love the family pic at the bottom. So cute! I am so happy that everything went easy peasy for you, it sounds like you have an awesome doctor! That is so nice. Lance seems like a great big brother already. Congrats you guys we are so happy for you!

Devin said...

Hurray. So glad everything went so well. SPence, that push gift must have worked wonders...only one push. Incredible. SO good to see you last week. Missing you in China. Are you guys still thinking about Thailand? How about late august 2011?

Jenn said...

Um seriously, did you just have a baby because you look amazing. I can't believe that story. I'm glad it went well. She is beautiful! Congrats

Tenley said...

Lucky girl Katie!!! I am so glad you had such a great labor and delivery and that cute Tallie (I love her name!) is here safe and sound! I want to come see her. I'll call you this week and see what you are up for. Love you guys!

Alysha said...

That little girl is absolutely adorable and I love the name! I am so glad your delivery went so well and hope mine will be similar...so send me your awesome delivery vibes. :)
Good luck in the next little while with your sweet new bundle.

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh, she is a doll...and too much doctor stress! I'm so excited for you and Spencer:)

Tiffany said...

Congrats you guys!! She's beautiful and I'm so glad to hear that the delivery was so easy!!

Jen Petty said...

Look at your cute family! Way to go with the easy labor and delivery! What's a kick a meal? That's funny about what lance says. Today in church, Ethan was trying to pry Kara's eyes open (sometimes I lightly mess with her eyes when she's supposed to be eating and I didn't know the skill had transfered... ooops!). Congratulations!

Suzi said...

I LOVE the name you picked, it is so you! Tallie is a doll, of course and so glad you had such a smooth delivery! I would love to come see her when you are up for visitors. email me and we can meet up!

Kim said...

Tallie is just beautiful!
Congrats you guys!

Jinii said...

Congrats!! She is so adorable!!! I love the name Tallie! Dr Terry is the best! By the way you look awesome. I have to say you are lucky in labor. I was the opposite with contractions and no dialation!!!

marti said...

Tallie is so precious!! I am so jealous of your labor!! That is awesome, I don't think it could be more perfect. You look great.

Devin, Naomi and Spencer said...

Tally Welcome to the most awesome family. So glad you are here and didn't give your mom to hard of a time. Good luck adjusting to four. We love you guys!

Wow Katie your amazing!
Naomi

Ames Family said...

LOL! Katie can you pretend to be a little more overly-psyched about the bows please?! Love the close up though...might steal it for the blog. ;)Tallie is so darling and I am so happy that Lance loves her! How are you? Funny to read how everyone wrote how good you look after giving birth- you must have done your hair! :) Call me.

Melissa said...

Wow what a dreamy delivery! Love it. Tallie Jo is such a darling name, and she will totally grow into it, which makes even more fun. Hey Katie, "you have to choose a strong name." ;) She is darling. You look great and you have an adorable little fam.

kelli said...

wow, wow. you're amazing. happy life of 4! it was the perfect change for us.

Heidi said...

Katie Kates and Spence,
Congrats, she is so adorable and what a fabulous birth!! When she is allowed out and about its dinner time again so we can so her!
Love ya

Sam and Jess said...

great post...love all the pictures and details. Love the name!! I can't wait to come see her, give us a few days and we'll be over. Let me know if you need anything at all.

Carlie and Ryan Skinner said...

gorgeous! and you do not look like you just had a baby!!! you are sooo thin!

Allie said...

I love that baby!

Erin Wittwer said...

Oh so cute! Okay first of all, congrats on the new baby girl! She is so beautiful! Second, what exactly did the doctor mean by saying, "don't choose a name that will spell out bad words?" She sounds like a Weirdo. And are you sure it was you who had that baby? You look SOOO good! Congrats on having such a great body that can snap back into place! Love her name. Love your family! Hope the recovery goes well. Which to me is worse than the actual delivery!

erica said...

Wow, you look amazing! Congrats! I can't wait to meet Tallie. I love the name.

Weston and Nicole said...

OH my goodness, I LOVE all the details!! Congratulations on a beautiful and healthy baby! She is adorable...I'm so excited for you both.

emily said...

ummmm what?!!!! i am amazed! what a breeze, huh? you are made to have babies! congrats, you all look great! so happy for you katie!

rocknclarks said...

Congrats again!! She is beautiful and you look great!!

kristine said...

Katie... have to admit I got teary eyed seeing those first pictures of her... I can't wait until that is me!! Not that I don't get teary eyed over almost anything these days, but those pictures were overwhelming. She is beautiful! And it IS crazy that you are a family of four! When did we become responsible adults?? I loved being pregnant buddies (and only despise you a little for going WAY before me). Kidding... I knew that's how it would go all along... now I'm just anxious for my turn!

Martha said...

Congratulations! What an amazing story and hooray for Steve getting to deliver her! And seriously--did you just have that baby because you look amazing!

Erika Hanks said...

LOVE HER NAME!

moesmiles said...

Congrats! Did Spence tell you that I ran into him at the hospital? My sister-in-law had a baby that same time. I was running to get Mikey or else I would have stopped by to meet her. When you are up for it I think we need to have a little CornPatch reunion.

Brynn and Jared said...

Congratulations!!!! and welcome to the world Baby Tallie! Love the name and we are so happy for your little family! love you guys!

k.k. chamberlain said...

YAYAYAY! I love the name Tallie! So cute. And she is a BEAUTIFUL baby. Not all newborns are. And I am honest about these things. So great job on creating a lovely child together, you guys!

Shannon said...

Ok, seriously, I've been away from your blog too long. I leave for a few months, and I come back and you have a BABY?!! I love the pictures, love the way-too-easy birth, and am glad you guys are doing well. What a beautiful family!