Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lexi Grace Harris

***Warning long post***

I was so feeling ready to have a baby!! My sisters and parents had come down for the weekend and had decided it was a perfect weekend for me to go into labor. I was determined to have this baby while they were all here. When I saw my doc on Thursday I was almost dilated to a 3+. So Friday, after I was sent home from work early, I headed over to my sis-in-law's house where my family was swimming and got in the pool. We were trying to figure out how to put me into labor. After a trip down the slide, Jami and Sheridan convinced me to drink Castor oil. I was feeling desperate and SO uncomfortable, I'd try anything!! So Sheen plugged my nose and dumped it down. Later my mom and I went for a walk, then after a second dose of the good stuff, I started contracting around 9. Tip and I went home and tried to get some sleep. Around 1 I woke up and started walking around my house. At around 2 I woke Tip. (Jami had told me that if I wanted to punch some one cause they hurt to go in.) I wanted to punch someone so we headed in. The hooked me up and sure enough I was contracting every 2 minutes. They watched me for 2 hours and finally at 530 a.m. I was admitted, by six am. I had my epidural (which I loved! My iv hurt more going in then the epidural!). my 8 a.m I was a 6 and around 10 am my water broke. I was completely dilated to a 10 at 11 a.m. My doc came around 1130 and the pushing begin. I pushed for on hour! I was so exhausted and didn't think I could keep pushing but I was so ready to have her out! I had a hard time pushing her head out. Finally at 12:34 little Lexi Grace Harris made her debut! The doctor and nurses were wondering if she was going to be a 9 pound cause I was having such a hard time getting her out, but she surprised us weighing in at 7 lbs and 3 oz and 18.5 inches long.

Words can not describe how I feel about this beautiful baby! I honestly love her so so much. She is so perfect!! She looks exactly like Tip!! I have loved watching Tip. The minute she was born he was so emotional. He loves her so much and was a great amount of support! He was by my side the entire labor. We are so blessed to have a such a happy healthy baby!!

During the labor I had the best support. My mom, Jami, Linzy, Tricia, and Sheridan and my mother-in-law (who barely made it down from Tremonton). I was so glad to have such great support. I am so blessed with such a great family!

My Support team (I hope I didn't scare ya)

Mom, Jami, and Linzy
Finally!!








7lb 3 oz


He is such a fabulous husband and Daddy!















First Family Photo!

13 comments:

The Ravsten's said...

Love, love, love it. Congartulations!

Kim said...

Congrats Nikki! She is beautiful!

Devin Ann said...

So glad everything went well! Being the mom is the best! She is such a doll... good luck with everything! We'll have to have our little girls meet sometime soon:)

Tricia and Jeff Harris said...

I love the pics, every moment was captured!!! Photograpeher did amazing so in return you need to take pics when I deliver! ;) she is the cutest little thing in the world. Thanks so very much for letting me be apart of this experience. Loved every minute of it!!!! Can't wait to see her again ;) love you Nik

McArthur Family said...

Congrats Nikki! She is adorable and I am glad she is finally here...remember to cherish every moment!

The Barney Family said...

Wow that was a beautiful post Nikki! Congrats so happy for you and your cute little family!

The Hanson Family said...

Yay! I can't wait to see you and meet Lexi :)

SheriDawn said...

Congratulations Nikki! She's adorable! btw, love the last photo where you've got the blanket pulled up over the gown....gotta love those awesome nursing gowns!

Rhiannon said...

Oh my goodness, she is beautiful! Congrats!! I am so glad she is finally here!!

Colton, Megan, and Hadlee said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations. Being a mom is the best thing in the whole world!

Sam and Meesha said...

Congrats! Nikki, you are such a trooper. I hope we can see you soon! Gigi would love to meet your little Lexi.

Wendy said...

Yeah!!!! What a cute little niece we have. I'm so glad you finally had that baby. We are sure sad we missed it. Congratulations! Give her a big kiss from us! Love you guys.

Justin and Lesley said...

Congrats! She is beautiful. I am so excited for you guys to start this amazing journey. Keep in touch!