Thursday, November 10, 2011

Guess Who's Here?!!!!

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Guess who's here?! Mr. M and I arrived at the hospital yesterday around 10am, and Pavenzia was born at 5:07 PM! Labor was pretty fast - she came out in one and a half good pushes! :-)

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She is 8 pounds 1 oz, and 20 inches long. Apgars were 9/9! An overachiever from the start...haha.

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She is soooo sweet, and cuddly, and just perfect. It is surreal to me that she is here, and she is our daughter and we get to take her home with us. Bliss!

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I am still at the hospital recovering. While the birth went great, there were a few complicatons afterwards. Basically, I had a retained placenta (the placenta would not come out). After over an hour of the doctor trying to remove it manually, he finally got it out in a bunch of pieces. They did an ultrasound to make sure it was all out, and then I'll have to go in to the doctor again in a few weeks to make sure it really is all out.

So, Pavenzia's entrance was grand, smooth, and easy-peasy (well, as much as childbirth can be). The few hours that followed were rough and probably the worst pain of my life (right up there with giving birth without an epidural or pain meds). Imagine if someone had their whole hand/arm inside your body scraping your ribcage for an hour. It's actually the second time that's happened to me (it also happened during the delivery of the twins). I guess I hit the retained placenta lottery twice. ;-) But all is well that ends well, and I would do it a gazillion times over again to have her here in our arms.

Recovery is going a bit slowly for me. But hopefully things will get easier, and I will be back to my old self in no time. :-)

These are just a few of the photos we've taken over the last day. Isn't she soooo sweet? We are so in love, and so happy Pavenzia has made her entrance to the world safe and sound. Tomorrow she gets to meet her big sisters! :-) I can't wait to have Paprika, Ginger, and Paveniza all together under one roof. It makes me so happy that I can hardly believe it's happening. Such a dream, and a whole new chapter of life. Welcome to the world, Pavenzia!

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21 comments:

Ann said...

I am crying HAPPY tears!! Sooooo sweet! I just love that lil lady bug! ;o) What a perfect lil angel!! SOOOOOOO beautiful! I cannot wait to see the pics of all three of the sisters together....and her angel sisters I am sure will be there as well! GOD BLESS YOU GUYS!!!

MY LIFE WITH BOYS! said...

Huge congrats to you! What a beautiful baby she is. Love the look she is giving her daddy in one of them. Happy she is here safe and sound.

Cristy said...

She is absoultely stunning!!!!

Oh btw, I don't know if you meant to, but I think you put her real name in this post.

Tara said...

First off Congratulations! I have been a frequent reader of your blog for some time now. I think i came across your blog when you were in early pregnancy with "Ginger" if not a little before that. I am so happy to see that your 5th baby girl has made it safely into your arms! Tara

m&msmommy said...

Congratulations!!! SHe is absolutely precious!!! :) I can't wait to see pics of the girls meeting her. They are going to love her to pieces!!! :)

Biffy said...

OMG she is way too cute, please keep us updated with pictures!

Brittany said...

You guys have the MOST BEAUTIFUL BABIES!! Congrats!! :))))))))))))

Jara said...

Congratulations!! She's precious!

Amee said...

Congrats!! SO exciting and like everyone else I can't wait to see the pics of the sisters meeting her! I'm sure v&a have been watching over with smiles! :)

Congrats again!

Jacinta said...

I just love her, what a beauty! Am so gla she is here! Five daughters! You guys are amazing!

siri said...

I just love her! What a beautiful addition to your family :)
btw, you are a total rockstar when it comes to the placenta extraction...that is NOT EASY, especially when unmedicated. You're amazing.

waikikimum said...

Congratulations. Pavenzia is just precious and soooo pretty. Must take after her mummy. How wonderful to have a family of 5 girls. Teenage years will be a lot of fun for you all x

Kim said...

She is amazing!! You look awesome and I LOVE Mr M's expression in the last picture♥

Sheila said...

Sweeter than sunshine! Congratulations to the whole family.

Mimi said...

Oh my! This is the sweetest post ever!
Congratulations!
Pavenzia is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!
welcome to the world, Pavenzia.
Rest up, Erika.

ps134 said...

Hi Erika. Congratulations! I started reading your blog around the time you announced your pregnancy with Pavenzia and the potential complications. I was so moved by that post and have prayed every week since then for your pregnancy. To see that your precious little girl arrived safe and sound brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy for your family and am excited that Paprika and Ginger have another little sister to welcome to the family!

That's Interesting said...

She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Erika! I am so happy for you all! What a precious treasure. Recover quickly!
Emily

The Mama said...

Congratulations!!

Erin said...

OH ERIKA! She is BEAUTIFUL! Just absolutely perfect. That last picture of your husband holding her melted me. Tears filling my eyes! I'm so happy for you and your beautiful family. Sorry about the pain after. I know all about pain after birth. :) But like you said, we'd do it all again in a heartbeat. They are so worth it!

Enjoy that sweet newborn! Kiss her precious head for me! Thinking of you and hoping you get feeling back to normal soon! :)

Noo said...

Beautiful baby girl! So lovely she is here safe in her Mumma's arms

Kelli said...

Congrats! She's precious.