Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ashlyn Elaine Gittins

(by Aubree)

On Sunday morning, August 8th, I was induced. My doctor broke my water at about 8 and shortly after they started me on pitocin. I received my epidural at about 11. This time it went so much better than with Clara. With Clara my epidural wore off, and it was just a really bad experience. I was comfortable this time except I hate not feeling my legs, it made me feel almost clausterphobic. My mom got there about 11:30. My doctor got there a few minutes before 3 and after pushing with 2 contractions Ashlyn was here at 3:04 pm! I couldn't believe how smoothly it went. Ashlyn weighed 7 lbs 12 oz and was 21 inches long.

Ashlyn had a little jaundice but is doing really great. She didn't have to do the lights at all. She is nursing so good. It's nice to not have to stress out about that this time. She is sleeping for longer periods during the day and waking up about every 2 hours at night, but she usually will go right back to sleep. So far she takes a binki pretty good which I'm excited about because Clara never really took to one.

Clara is doing so great with Ashlyn. She loves her and wants to help out by putting blankets on her and loves to give Ashlyn kisses. She will maul her a little too much, but for the most part is pretty gentle.

I'm feeling great! It's been a really great recovery this time.

I forgot to upload the pictures backwards, so they're chronologically backwards because I'm too lazy to start over. :) Enjoy.

















11 comments:

smarteze said...

Congratulations! You look wonderful!

Mark 'n Mindee West said...

So glad it went well for you! It's funny we both got induced in the morning and had the babies around 3... too bad we weren't there to keep each other company! hahahaha Well congrats, she is beautiful. Glad you are recovering well and she is nursing. So excited for all the updates.

Josh and Tori Furlong said...

Glad things went so smoothly!! She is so cute!! Congrats to your cute little family!! Clara is going to be such a great big sister!!

Kira said...

yea! she is beautiful and those are some awesome pictures! you are so cute, aubree! congratulations!!

Tiffani Tarbet said...

Congratualtions Aubree, she is beautiful!

bethy said...

YEA!!! I'm glad that she is here and that you are all doing well. She looks lovely. Tim was excited to be able to see her. Congratulations to your whole family!

Ktbug said...

Congrats! It's nice to hear everything went smoothly. Enjoy your new little one!

Alice said...

Aubree you look so amazing!!! Congrats on your beautiful baby girl!!!

Emily Burnette said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love her name and I'm glad it went smoothly for you this time. She's so sweet :) Give her a snuggle for me!

Burke family said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad everything went so well and that you are recovering quickly. What a sweet little baby. Enjoy this precious time with your new little one.

Laurel said...

Oh, Aubree, she's so pretty! Congratulations!!! (Not to mention that YOU look spectacular in these photos...!) Can't wait for more!