Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rylee Jolynn Francom

Baby Rylee Jolynn Francom was born Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm. She weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. and was 18 inches long.

I thought my water broke during the night and woke Chris up at 3:45 am. We called the hospital to see if there was some way to know for sure. They suggested I come in and get checked out. We went in at 5:45 am. They checked me and said my water hadn't broken and I would probably be going home. I was sad! Then my doctor came in and asked if we wanted "spinach or ice cream". We asked for further clarification...he said I was dilated to a 4 and had an induction scheduled for 5 days out. He then asked if I wanted to keep the scheduled induction date or stay and be induced. We chose to stay.

I was started on Potocin at 8:00 am. Started having back labor. NOT fun! I ended up getting an epidural, which, ironically didn't help with the back pain. The doctor came to check me at about 12:45 pm and accidentally broke my water. By 2:00 pm I was dilated to a 7. At 3:00 pm I was dilated to a 9 1/2. The doctor decided to have me wait a while, fully dilated, to let the baby come down on it's own. I think that was a great idea! 4 sets of pushes and our baby girl was born at 5:11 pm. She had the cord wrapped around her neck twice and refused to breathe or cry. She was rushed to the corner to have 15 different nurses and doctors work on her. We were terrified. She finally took her 1st breath and was brought over to us. She has lots of blonde hair! We were very surprised, we expected our baby to be bald until the age of 3. I think she looks like her Daddy, she even has a dimple on each cheek.

She's been a great baby! She struggles with eating, but is starting to get the hang of it now. We're excited to have her home as part of our family!

Now if only we could get some sleep...

http://www.utahportraits.com/hospital/index.php?action=view&BabyID=111110rjf

7 comments:

Logan, Haylie, and Larkyn said...

Congrats! I am glad she is here and that everyone is doing well!! I can't wait to meet her! Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you!

Becky J. said...

Congrats you guys! Hooray for little girls! You will love it. Glad to hear she's here and safe and sound, and that all is well with you too, Aimee. Good luck getting some sleep!

p.s. I get to have mine in the morning! Hooray!

Lindsay and Mike said...

Congrats! She is beautiful!!!

Melanie said...

So cute! I'm glad she is finally here. I had back labor too after they started my pitcoin..those things hurt!!

Bettridge Family said...

Is that the hospital picture? She looks cute. I almost said "it" because we have called her that for so long. Good luck with the sleep. You will get to take a nap in 3 years!
We will have to come over again soon when she is feeling better.

Mart -n- Marci said...

What a doll. We're so happy for all of you. Let me know if you need anything.

leardonsbelle said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!