Well, she is here. Nora Grace Silvester was born on December 19th, 2011. She was actually the same weight and length as Avery weighing in at 6lbs 15oz and 19 1/2 inc long. Her entrance was slightly dramatic both for me and for little Nora. At my last Dr appointment I found out that this little bugger was breech. I was quite scared seeing as I was planning for a normal delivery and I knew that most breech babies ended up being c-section. I was already dilated to a 3 so my Dr scheduled me for an ECV and potentially a c-section if that did not work. I had no idea what an ECV was, but the Dr explained that he would manually try to turn the baby from the outside. AAAAHHHHH! Anyways, I decided I was going to try to do everything that I could to help the baby turn on her own. I sat with my hips elevated, I saw a chiropractor, and a couple other things that just plain did not work. I was basically freaking out. So, we packed our bags and on Monday morning we showed up to the hospital and the fun began. To prep me for the procedure, they gave me a muscle relaxer and an epidural. It was pretty intense to watch my Dr turn this baby and to my surprise, it worked. I felt a huge wave in my stomach and this cute little thing moved, so they induced me on the spot. I was pretty emotional at this point as you can imagine. My contractions started without a problem and not too much later my water broke. As the Dr and nurse were checking my progression they noticed that the baby's head was just not coming down as fast as they had hoped. Turned out her little hand was over her head and every time the nurse checked me the baby would grab her finger. Super cute, but not so good for delivery. So, the Dr had to reach his hand up and move her hand out of the way!! After that she came fast. Within a few pushes she was out. Problem was now was the cord was around her neck and she was not breathing. This little girl was seriously giving me a heart attack. They finally got her to breath but had to take her to the nursery to observe her. She did fine and I got to hold her about 2 hours later. In the nursery they found a heart murmur and a hip click, both of which have gone away since. After all of that we have a beautiful baby girl that we could not love more. Avery and June are being great big sisters and they just love our little Nora. We shall see how mommy adjusts to having three kids.
My wonderful sister Kilean came to the hospital and took these wonderful pictures of our little Nora. Check out her blog http://herandiphotographyblog.blogspot.com