Seriously can't believe it that today my little squirt is 2. She's a little stinker, sweet and a whole lotta awesome. She seriously cracks me up with the things she says and does.
Weighing in at 8lbs 3oz she was over 1 pound SMALLER than Maggie. Made her mama so happy :)
Now to feed Grace's addiction I will share her birth story. Which is by no means dull, but compared to Maggie's is not as... um... exciting?
To start things off my due date was 1.11.11 pretty cool, huh? However, I was so scared of birthing another gigantic mammoth baby (I think I stole this from Ana, I think) that I went ahead and induced a week early. I know, I know, pure craziness and I will never, ever, ever do that again. Like ever.
So at the crack of dawn Eric and I drove to the hospital only to be told that the birthing business at the hospital was going crazy and we would have to wait a few hours before we could be induced.
Why am I saying we? It's not like Eric was doing anything besides eating in front of me.
I can't remember when things got started, but I want to say somewhere around 7 or 8am. I got the epidural (also won't be doing that again as long as I can help it!) asap and slept. Seriously. That's what I did. Then a few hours later I was awoken by a nurse telling me that Clare's heartbeat was dropping and I needed to change positions. That helped for a little while, but then the nurse was back in with that worried/puzzled look on her face. It wasn't long after that that I was put on oxygen. This made me nervous so I asked if everything was alright. She was a nice nurse and wanted to calm me down I am sure and told me that she did this with almost all her patients.
Not too long after that my doctor showed up and it was time to push. With each contraction/push Clare's heartbeat continued to drop and it was determined that the cord was most likely wrapped around her poor little neck. Pushing took some time because I couldn't feel a darn thing to figure out what pushing meant and with her heart rate dropping they decided to use the vacuum. She came out sunny side up and with quite a few bruises on her face to prove it.
Clare Angela Dietel
Happy Birthday to my spunky little girl!
We love you!