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!
First Family Photo!