Addison is here! :) So here is the story... Tuesday night my mom and sister called and said that she seemed to be leaking a little but not knowing if it was her water or urine. :) She waited as she wasn't having any pain and then mom told her to go shower just in case. LOL. Then we decided that she should go to the hospital just to be checked as we live over an hour away and didn't want any surprises. So we got ready and headed to the hospital...better to be sent home than to be trying to rush to get to the hospital. So we get there, they check her and she starts gushing water and then a little pain starts. Nothing major just a little pain. She was still dilated to 3 like she had been for weeks.
Ronnie her husband was called as he works away and he headed to the hospital. He left as soon as we found out she was in labor but he was several hours away. The funny thing is the company that he works for got him a taxi and paid for the trip back for him which was $520!!! The hospital told him not to rush as it was going to be a long time and that it would be late morning before the baby arrived. So Chantal was doing just fine, her heart and blood pressure too. We called everyone and told them that she was in labor but no hurry to get to the hospital as they said it would be late morning.
They checked her again and BAM....she was dilated to 10 and there was a head!!! LOL! No one expected that and she wasn't even having hard labor pains! They started hustling trying to get the doctor in there and the room ready. She called Ronnie to tell him that he was not going to make it in time. :( Daddy was still 70+ miles away when she was born. I hated that he missed it.
She had a quick 3.5 hour labor! Here is a photo that I took while she was PUSHING!!! Does she look like someone in labor? LOL! The only time that her heart rate when up was when they told her the baby was coming and hubby wasn't going to get there in time.
Mom and I were in the delivery room with her. Mom got to cut the cord and I took a million photos for daddy to see. Mom even videoed some of it.
Her she is directly after the easy birth. She only got to hold her for a second and she was sent to the NICU.
She was having some trouble breathing and the cord was wrapped around her neck. They assured her that it wasn't anything major but they wanted to put her in the NICU for 4 hours to get her breathing regulated. After 20 minutes she was breathing fine but she had to stay the full 4 hours. I tried to take some photos through the glass at the NICU but I couldn't really get a good photo.
As you can see, mommy and daddy are very happy! BTW...that is Hunter in the background. :)
Here is Addison.... She weighs 6lb 2oz and is 19.5" long.
She seems so tiny. Newborn clothes just swallow her but the preemie clothes fit her fine.
These are photos from today. Look how tiny her head is compared to daddy's thumb.
And here she is in her tiny little preemie capris. :)
We are all so in love with her. She is so precious. Shortly after she was born everyone arrived at the hospital. Ronnie's mom and dad made it just in time for the delivery. They were waiting right outside the door. So thankful that God watched over them both as you all know that we were worried about Chantal going in labor because of her slight condition. Also thanking God for taking care of Addison and her breathing.
They will be home Friday and daddy has to leave back out to work on Monday. He is staying at the hospital with mommy and baby and that will also give him a couple of days at home with them. I'm sure he hates to leave for work but he has too. Mom and I are here and her MIL just lives a few miles away. I'm sure that mom will stay with has as long as he needs her.