Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kajsa Elaine Sherman is finally here!

SHE IS HERE!!! Kajsa Elaine Sherman (the "aj" is a long i sound, like in kite or write and the s is soft not a z sound ) Her name is Swedish. I heard it while I was on my mission and Kyle and I both love it. Kajsa was born on October 8, 2010 at 2:17am. She was 7lbs 8oz and 18 inches long. Kajsa was healthy overall but had a slight gurgle when she cried so they sent her to the NICU to be monitored and suck some stuff out of her lungs for 2 hours. We finally got to be with her at about 6am that morning.

Here is a synopsis of my labor for those who are interested.
-Wednesday night at 10pm slow contractions started. By 2:30am I was having contractions every 8 minutes and by 5am they were about 6 min.
-7am Thursday morning contractions slowed way down to about 2 per hour. Went on long walk at 9am. Mom came at noon and we walked Trey to the duck pond. I climbed stairs while we were there to try and keep my contractions going.
-Walking home from duck pond at 2pm contractions became 8 min apart.
-5pm contractions 4 min
-6pm went to hospital totally expecting them to send me home. Was dilated to a four. Waited one hour to see if I would progress.
-7:30pm dilated to 5. 8:30pm got an epideral. Heaven bless the person who invented those!!!!!!!
- 1:30am Friday morning dilated to a 10. Called doctor
-Doctor arrived at 2am got prepared.
- Started pushing at 2:05 and Kajsa was born at 2:17am. 6 contractions, 12 minutes. (Trey was 3 contractions and 10 minutes) My body sure knows what to do when it's time to push. The pushing is the easiest part of my labors.
Kyle was wonderful through all of this and was such a wonderful support to me during labor. I couldn't have done it without him. He is my rock and my support system and I am so grateful for him and the wonderful husband and father that he is.

The morning after Kajsa was born I looked at the clock at 11:11 and thought make a wish. :) As a pondered what I wanted to wish for most I couldn't help but think of Kajsa and Trey and my desire for them to reach the highest degree of the Celestial kingdom and have all the joys of the gospel. I re-committed myself then and there to do everything in my power to be the best parent that I can and always be a Christ-like example to my children. Kyle and I will do our very best everyday to do this for them. All of God's children deserve this! What an honor it is to be the parents of two of God's sweet children.
Here are some pics of our sweet new additions.
Just after she came out, before they took her to NICU they let me hold her for a sec.
Kajsa in the NICU. :( She loves to suck her two little fingers
Our first family picture
The morning she was born with Trey and Grandma Jan
Trey holding her all by himself!
Coming Home from the Hospital
Her first at home bath
All Dressed Up