Katie's Story

My C-Section is scheduled for this Thursday. Katie didn't get the memo. Tuesday morning, the 13th, I woke up feeling crampy and blah. Marcus was leaving for work and I told him to keep his phone close. After a couple of hours of feeling yuck, I called the dr. and they had me come in and get checked. I wasn't dilated at all. They said when the contractions are 5 minutes apart go to the hospital.
So I worked at the new house the whole day. Courtney, Laura, and Jennifer all helped me take car loads of stuff over there. I was not much help at all. I felt like I couldn't carry anything and I just hurt.
So I started taking notice of the "cramps" and realized they were worse about every 15 minutes. After 2 hours of this I thought they could possibly be contractions. I kept convincing myself it wasn't labor since I had just been to the dr. that morning. Finally around 8:00 pm Marcus and I both decided he should come home just in case. Even if it wasn't labor, I was in too much pain to be by myself.
After he got home they were every 10 minutes and even more intense. I had time to shower and pack things up, empty the dishwasher, fold clothes...important stuff like that. Oh, and we had to take one last picture too.

The mantle is already at the new house, so the fire place looks nekkid.


I felt silly going to the hospital and then being transported by a wheel chair. I just felt like I was pretending to be in labor, but then another contraction hit!
Here they have me hooked up to a monitor measuring contractions and the baby's heartbeat.

I still wasn't dilated, so the dr wasn't going to come in that night to deliver Katie.
Then, the contractions were every 5 minutes and horrible! Terrible intense pain for the next 12 hours. There were too many c-sections scheduled for in the morning so I had to wait until noon. It was a little nightmarish. Now it seems like that was years ago!
Here I am walking to my surgery. I am smiling, because I know I am about to get a spinal block and I can't wait. I was really scared of having a c-section, but after being in labor, I was just ready for them to cut me open!

Then, TA-DA, a baby!

She looks super confused and is not sure what just happened to her!

Then we had lots of visitors:
my sister and her kids

my mom

(who just started reading this blog yesterday. I guess I finally have a subject she is interested in)

Marcus's mom

Nieces and nephew





Marcus and Katie spent a lot of time doing this:

And Marcus also had to feed her formula for her 2nd feeding, because I was so out of it. I couldn't even hold her.

And this is us heading home on Saturday!

The last few days at home have been great. She is a good baby and eats well. She cries at night, but I guess babies have to cry sometime. We love her.

Thanks for all your well wishes and for being so excited with us!


Ben and Audrey said...

YAY!!! i just LOVE new babies!! i had 2 c-sections so i can totally relate! hope you are getting plenty of sleep!! hahaha. she is really beautiful. enjoy every moment. they change so much & grow so fast the first year.

I'm Jaime said...

She is just precious and I love that big pink bow!! Congratulations....savor every moment. They grow up way too fast!

Caroline said...

Congratulations! I just had a baby girl on Tuesday, so it will be fun to watch them grow up only a couple days apart.
Good luck getting things done with your new house, I bet she'll be a perfect little baby.
Be sure to take it slow with a c section!

Nate, Abbey, Noah, Blaire and Tatum said...

Congrats from afar! I love your blog and so happy to hear about the good news. My second baby is almost 7 months...it feels like eternity those first weeks but then flies by! Enjoy every minute!

Kara said...

She is so beautiful! My baby had that hair, but not quite that much! You will still be hearing about that hair when she is 3 months old! She is so pretty, and I love her Brand Spanking New onesie!

Clementsville: Population of 5! said...

awe..such a great story!!! I love her name too :) Just precious!!!



amberdawn said...

I love all that hair!!!! She is sooooo precious! Congrats!

Kelsey said...

She's beautiful!! Congrats, Dina & family!!

O Mom said...

Thanks for the update. I was sorta confused this morning, thinking did I miss something how did this happen so quick...Love that she couldn't wait another minute to be with you two and maybe she wanted to give her opinion about decorating the new house! :)
Blessings to this new Beautiful little girl!

Brittany said...

she is so beautiful, congrats!!!

Vanessa said...

Oh all of that hair! She is adorable!

I had my second c-section on the 5th and the next day I couldn't hold my son because I was in so much pain. I felt bad because I wanted to breastfeed but I just couldnt even try that day. Thankfully things are going better now.

Anyway, she is absolutely beautiful! Congrats again :)

3LittleByrds said...

Precious. Yall look so happy. Congrats again.

Annsterw said...

She's amazing and beautiful!!!!!!! Congrats!

Nicole said...

Wonderful story! She is so pretty and I know you and Marcus are THRILLED! I am thrilled for you!

Hines House said...

How exciting! I am so happy for you and your family. I have "stalked" your blog for some time now, but not sure that I have ever left a comment. A new baby is the greatest blessing, my sweet "baby" will soon be 5 so enjoy every minute, they pass way to quickly. I will keep you and your family in my prayers that all goes well and adjustments are easy and that you heal quickly.

Lauren Marie said...

OH MY GOODNESS! CONGRATS! She is absolutely beautiful!

Brooke said...

Sooooo happy for you! She's gorgeous! Ava had hair like that & you will hear comments on it everywhere you go- it's funny. Enjoy! I was with my sister yesterday & we talked about you like you were our next door neighbor:) ha

ty said...

Congratulations :) she is SUCH a pretty baby!

Joanna said...

I fell onto your blog from Kelly's Korner, and you were so funny that I kept reading.

Congratulations on your little blessing!!! She is amazing with the cutest little face ever! Enjoy!!!!

Farris Family said...


Meet the Brummett's said...

Welcome to the world little Miss Katie! Glad to hear that everyone is doing well, she is just beautiful!

Tonja said...
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Tonja said...

CONGRATS!!! She is beautiful!

Tammy said...

She is soooooooooo beautiful!

Paige said...

so excited for you!!! hold her, smell her, and love on her as much as you can. the old cleche "they grow up so fast" is SO true!

Paige said...

so excited for you!!! hold her, smell her, and love on her as much as you can. the old cleche "they grow up so fast" is SO true!

Jennifer said...

Congrats Honey, she is GORGEOUS!!!! I cant wait to see more pictures!

Meghan said...

She is gorgeous!!!

All That Glitters said...

She is just precious!!!! Congrats!!!!

Frugal Jen said...

She's just beautiful! So happy for you both. You will be wonderful loving parents. She's lucky to join your family.

Oh my, the pains. After my last trip to L&D and I had some horrible contractions before they stopped them. No pain like labor pain... no fun! It's worth it when you get the sweet little baby :)