Friday, May 28, 2010


Miss Anna Beth!

Born at 10:03 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2010. She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long.

Fun/Scary facts:

1. The anesthesiologist had to stick me twice to put in the epidural. Jason didn't watch this time, fortunately. I'd had a nice shot of Nubain, so I really didn't care.

2. Anna Beth's heartrate took a big plunge soon after I got the epidural boost. The nurse laid me flat on my back and my blood pressure started dropping like crazy.  I was pretty loopy as a result of the Ambien from the night before ("Good enough for Tiger Woods, good enough for my wife,"--Jason), the Nubain, and the epidural, so it really didn't occur to me to be alarmed until later.  Buzzers were blaring as my BP dropped to 83/38.  My nurse, Laura, called the nurse's station for help.  They brought her ephedrine to try to raise my pressure back up.  I was non-plussed as I watched her squeeze an entire bag of glucose into my veins.  After two doses of ephedrine, my bottom number finally started to come up a little.  I am thankful that my nurse never lost her cool and was totally in control.

3. Right after this episode, I told my nurse that I felt pressure.  She'd just checked and I was only 7 cm or so.  She checked again and I was at 9.  She phoned my doctor who told her to tell me to push when I was ready.  Jason called my parents to find out where they and the kids were.  They were still about 30 minutes away!  I told him not to tell them that I was pushing because I didn't want them to break the speed barrier to get there!

4.  After only 13 minutes of pushing, Anna Beth arrived.  Just like Luke, she had the cord wrapped tightly around her neck.  Also, just like Luke, she weighed the exact same as he did, but was an inch shorter in length.

5.  Emma didn't want to leave the hospital on the day Anna Beth was born.  She wanted to stay on and hold her all night.  She is SUCH a GREAT big sister!

6.  Anna Beth is a really good baby.  I told Jason that if the other two had been this easy, we would have had 10 or 11.  He gave me a serious stinkeye over that comment.  He tells folks that ask if this is our first baby, "No, it's our last."  That cracks me up every time.  It's totally true, though!

7.  I have bounced back from having Anna Beth so much faster than I did with my previous two.  God has really blessed me!

Thanks to all who've checked on us.  We appreciate your prayers as we start this new chapter in our lives.  Also, a big thanks goes to Rachel who visited us.  Not too much longer, Mama, and you'll have your "Cletus the Fetus" here to hold and snuggle! 

Here are some more pics:
Sweet Feet!
My Awesome Kids

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

14 delightful comments:

jasonS said...

How beautiful! Congratulations!

Wade's World said...

She is gorgeous!!! I'm so happy for you and your family!

Rachel said...

Those pictures are SOO sweet!!! She is adorable!! I wanted to come visit you so bad, but figured that St Vincents frowned on people puking while visiting new babies. :(

Walking on Sunshine... said...

She really is beautiful.

Rachel said...

You are so sweet! I love your entire family :)

I'm about ready for Cletus the Fetus to become Clinfant the Infant.

Mama Hen said...

I was thinking it was about time for an announcement! She is just precious!

Marie said...

She's adorable!!!! Congratulations!

Jill said...

Oh my word. I want to hold that sweet baby so bad I can't hardly stand it! She is beautiful and I'm so glad you've bounced back quickly!

Gina said...

She's beautiful! Almost makes me want another. Almost. :)

Merry said...

She's such a beautiful baby! I'm so happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and Gorgeous little heartbreaker she is....for about 2 seconds my heart melted at the first picture of Annabeth in that sweet smocked dress and thought "I want one of those" then reality slapped me across the face and back to the reality that I'd just have another stickin' boy! LOL

Praying for you all! Hugs, j

Wendy said...

Oh, Lianne! She's just perfect! You know, if you want to take a little vacation to WA, I'd be happy to hold her, uh, I mean entertain you for a couple of weeks! ;o)

Christen said...

Congratulations! She is adorable!

jennifer said...


Oh oh oh.

This post made me happy. I'm so glad Anna Beth is here and that all was well (after the initial scare). Enjoy her Lianne - you've had two so you know how quickly babies grow. Enjoy her as MUCH as you can.