Friday, August 24, 2007
Naomi Elizabeth Ashley
So, she came earlier than we expected... but we are so thankful. At my doctors appointment on Wednesday morning my doctor checked me and said I was dilated 5cm and it looked like the baby was on her way. He sent us directly on to the hospital. He was afraid if we went home too long the baby would come fast and we would not have time to get to the hospital. My doctor broke my water at 2 and she was born at 4:05!!! So amazing! Another amazing part was that one of the men in our church is an anesthesiologist and advised me to at least try to get an epidural. So, as soon as we got to the hospital we met with this dear doctor and he administered the epidural. The epidural was not the most successful one, but it definitely helped in the beginning and then at the time to push the baby out. The Lord is so amazing to us!! I still felt the contractions- but is was so short! She had a little fluid in her lungs, but after one night of monitoring she was fine. She weighed 7lbs 2oz and was 20 1/4 inches long. She has dark brown hair and has been so sweet(of course b/c she is mostly asleep.) Pray for us as we know the sleepless nights are on their way. Pray for Eric as he feels pulled with job responsibilities being intense as he begins his job. Thanks for your prayers and interest!
Posted by Ashley Family at 6:46 PM