Sunday, August 26, 2007

The greatest day of our lives!

It seems like I am always playing catch up on this blog site. I have a pretty good excuse this time. We have been very busy for the past few days. Our little bundle of joy arrived three and a half weeks early.
Sailor Reese Presley
Born: Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Time: 4:54p.m.
Weight: 6lb 12oz
Length: 19.5 inches
She is perfect, beautiful, wonderful.
I will fill everyone in with my little story. My week began Monday, August, 20, I was off work so I cleaned, mopped, organized, I actually began packing my bag for the hospital after much encouragement from my mom and sister. Tuesday, I woke up and had a few odd symptoms so I called the doctor. They told me to come in around lunch time instead of my scheduled 4:00p.m. appointment. He told me everything seemed fine, I was monitored for half an hour and he told me to go home rest and come back Thursday or Friday for a re-check. I ran to Target and Walmart to pick up a few last minute items for my hospital bag and then actually came straight home and rested. I continued to have the unusual symptoms throughout Tuesday afternoon and into the night. Joe woke me up from the couch around midnight to go to bed. I told him I wanted to stay there because I was comfortable. I woke up around 3:30, went to the bathroom and woke Joe up to go to bed. I then put Beamer up in his kennel for the rest of the night and went downstairs. Just as I sat down on the bed, my water broke. We called the doctor and they said to go straight to labor and delivery to confirm. We both took showers and just took our time. We really were not sure about what was going on. Joe asked, should we get the car seat? I said no I'm sure it is probably a false alarm and they will just send us home. Well needless to say...confirmed. We were admitted around 5:30a.m. and the day progressed from there. The time line from here gets a little foggy for me. I think I had an epidural maybe around noon and I began pushing at 2:30 p.m. Sailor arrived without any complications at 4:54 p.m. I have to say it was an absolute wonderful experience. The best thing in my life to this point! There was not a dry eye in the room. Joe was great. The doctor and nurses were great. Even my mom and Heather over in the corner were great. My three wishes about my labor and delivery...I wanted Joe to drive me to the hospital, My doctor to deliver and Sailor to be healthy. Mission accomplished, even if everything else was a little unprepared. We were able to get the car seat to the hospital after all, imagine that. We owe our wonderful experience and joy to God. We are so blessed. Thank you to everyone for all your prayers and thoughts. Especially our family, Mom, Dad, Heather, Bruce, Peyton, Colton and Wanda. Just like the song sang at our wedding..."I could not ask for more".


Brad, Tara, Cooper and Connor said...

Oh Nikki, what a beautiful story! I am so happy that everything happened as you wanted! Isnt it just an undescribable experience?! Truly a gift from God! She is beautiful and you look GREAT! I have to say that right now she looks just like YOU! You did good! I hope your first few days at home are going well and you are getting some rest! Take advantage of all the help you can get right now!!!

Denira Baird Williams said...

Nikki, Congratulations!! She's beautiful!

Lindsey said...

she looks just like you nikki!!! congrats and i am so glad everything went well for you :)

Jeremy and Lacy said...

That is such a GREAT story and I am so glad you had such a great experience. Everyone tells you horror stories, so you do not know what to expect, but I had a great experience too...GOD is so amazing! Keep those pics coming, she will change so much in these first few weeks! I will be praying for your sweet family as you make this wonderful transition in your lives!!

Katie said...

She is so sweet! I look forward to more pictures!

Darby said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you all! Sailor is absolutely beautiful! You all look like a perfect little family! I can't wait for more pictures!

Anonymous said...

she is precious!! im so glad everything went well and everyone is doing well!!

lisafc said...

Congratulations on your beautiful little girl.