Monday, March 19, 2012

A New Life

Hope you like the new layout etc... Can't really call the blog "me and my boys" when I now have a little girl! Lyla Rose Peterson joined our family on March 12, 2012.
My doctor was going to be out of town the week of my due date. He had been out of town when my water broke with Emmett, so I sort of guilted him into inducing me. The morning of the 12th I called the hospital and they wanted me there at 7:45. After getting everything set up and my doctor arriving,they decided to break my water and start me on pitocin to aid the contractions. I was at a 5. Mark and I watched a tv series we had brought. At 11 I got the epidural and had progressed to a 6 1/2. I basically fell asleep after that and at 12 she was crowning. The nurse called my doctor in. Within 3 sets of pushing Lyla was born. Mark cut the cord. She weighed 8 lbs 3 oz 18 1/2 inches long. She is my smallest, Chase 8 lbs 11oz & Emmett 9lbs 3 oz. She fits right in with her brothers. I think she looks a bit more like Emmett, but you can tell they are siblings. I bled quite a bit, they actually gave me three different meds to try and "stop" it. I bled almost to the worring point, but everything went fine. Neither of us had any difficulties. Unlike the boys I was able to give Lyla her first bath. With Chase, I'd had a c-section and actually they didn't even ask, Mark didn't even get to go. With Emmett, he was born at 1 am and I was so tired, I told Mark to go ahead without me.
Lyla has the girlest cry. After two boys you can't help but say "You're such a girl" but I love it! We stayed at the hospital till Wednesday just because my doctor said, "you have two young boys at home, stay here and rest." The boys love Lyla. They love to hold her. If you ask Chase what he is going to do with a baby sister, he says "I am going to protect her from the deamons and bad guys, I'll run to her crib and punch them in the stomach and kill them with my sword."
I am loving having a little girl, all the girly clothes and hair bows! We've adjusted well to our new life with three kids. Such a blessing, it's amazing how your heart grows with each child and how much love you feel for them.

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