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Andy, Amy and Ainsley in Atlanta

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Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

We love our little girl and now have another one coming soon! Stay tuned...


Baby Story

Well, 6 weeks have passed since Alexandra joined the Odle family. I cannot believe it! I was so uncomfortable and had such a tough pregnancy that I could not wait for the birth day to arrive. She was due April 25th and on the 29th I was induced. Thankfully Andy's parents arrived the day before so they took care of Ainsley for us while we were at the hospital, etc. They stayed for a week and were a HUGE help to us the whole time. Now, on to the story... At 8am I got an IV, at 8:50 the doctor checked me and broke my water, at 10:30 I got an epidural, at 10:45 I was 5cm dilated and at 11:15 I was fully dilated. They actually asked if I could hold off pushing for about 20 minutes because I went so fast that the head wasn't as far down as they'd like. So every time I felt the pressure I would kind of suck in. It was crazy. Around 11:45am I started pushing and Alexandra was born at 12:20pm. The doctor had to give me an epesiotomy but thankfully there was no extra tearing. Although this pregnancy was much more difficult, the labor and delivery were much easier. Maybe next time (if there is a next time) the pregnancy and birth will both be easy! Wishful thinking right?
Alex, Lexi, Alexandra (we're not sure what we're going to call her) is a sweet little girl. She loves to cuddle and be held. Of course I LOVE this but also find it very frustrating at times because she often cries soon after you set her down. Since we have another child to pay attention to and stuff around the house that needs done it can be difficult. Alexandra is a good eater and sleeper and she's growing like a weed! At birth she was 7 lbs. 7 oz. and at 5 weeks old she weighed 10 lbs. even. That's pretty good but the real kicker is this... Birth: 20 3/4 inches, 5 weeks: 23 inches! She's grown 2 1/4 inches in a month which puts her in the 95th percentile for her height.
Ainsley is a very sweet big sister. She LOVES to hug and kiss Alexandra and help mommy and daddy with her too. She doesn't like it very much when she cries but we try to explain to her that's just what babies do sometimes. I'll be in the kitchen or something and Alexandra will start crying and I hear Ainsley going, "Patience honey, patience. Mommy's coming." or "It's okay little girl, it's okay." It is so cute! I wish I had a video camera on at all times to capture the moments. Of course there are times, too, where Ainsley goes, "UGH! She's crying AGAIN!" or "Mommy can you just get her? She's crying." I love watching Ainsley with her. We're already gathering memories. I love my beautiful girls.
I had my post pardum checkup last week and everything looks great. I got the clear to exercise and do whatever I want now which is good because although I've lost 30 pounds already I still have a bit to go (only 6 pounds until my pre pregnancy weight but hoping to lose about 10-12 more).


Blogger Amie V said...

dang! my sister has been induced twice, and has had both births go really quickly... too quickly, in the first case. she wasn't prepared for it to be so fast, ha. i'm glad to hear that at least it was an easy birth after the long and uncomfortable wait!

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