Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Mike called it....

I was absolutly miserable, I was so swollen that I could hardly walk, and I could lay down all the way it hurt to bad. So for at least two weeks before Jordan entered this world I slept in our over stuffed chair. The morning of my last appointment, Mike called to say that maybe I should take some things with me, that I wasn't coming home. I blew him off, we already knew that I was going to be induced the following monday. I should have listened to him. For the first time I had high levels of protien, and my blood pressure was sky high...not to mention that I had gained 15 lbs. in a week, no wonder I couldn't walk!!
My doctor happily announced that today was the day, I thought I was going to be sick...I wasn't ready for this. I still had things I wanted to get done, and then the thoughts of labor and being entrusted with something so special from our Heavenly Father...Mike, I needed Mike...who had gone to Houston for work that day.
With a phone call to Mike and nothing but my mom and purse in tow, off to the hospital we went. Mike came later that night, and brought me a bag of belongings, he was so excited!
26 hours later Jordan joined us in the delivery room, with eyes wide open.
She was so little, so perfect...all the nightmares were just that nightmares!
She was 7lbs 7oz and 18in long.
These pictures are grainy as well, thanks to Aunt Jade who at least had her phone. Ineed to get the pictures from my parents camera...my camera had dead batteries, I thought I still had time to buy them. I will post more current pictures later.
Holy HUGE nose and lips, can anyone say swollen? I think half of the 15 lbs I gained the last week were in my nose!

Who are these people? Put me back in there...

I like to turn my nose up at things...but check out my hair!


My FAVORITE thing to do...sleep on my Daddy!

10 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh she is do cute. I wish I were there to give you a big hug and kiss and snuggle that litle girl. She just looks so dange yummy. I am so glad that you guys are doing so good and that she is here safe and sound. I can't wait to see more pitures.

PS Don't you dare take FOREVER to post again.

the wrights said...

Shalene, she is seriously the cutest thing ever. I love her chubbo cheeks. So you had preclampsia? I am so sorry about all that crap. She is so worth it and I am sure you'll agree. Thanks goodness for talented moms. The nursery looks so cute.

Anonymous said...

we miss you a lot. texas stinks. az is so amazing its not even funny . jordan is going to join a gang if you dont move back. come visit ok. i cant believe how cute she is already! most babies are hidious for days but you guys did good! stacy says SHINANIGANS and all that friendly shizzle talk! Rich says YO DAWG. CRIZAP YO KID IZ CUTE FOO ! gordon b likes az a lot. much love amber williams

stacy said...

shalene, it's so good to see you post. your little girl is so cute!
15 lbs in one week!?!?!?! wow! that would hurt. i'm glad she's here safe and sound. i wish you were here so i could love on her.
the room is adorable...so wierd i just looked over and me and sarah wrote the same thing (safe and sound) we have this strange wordy connection. hahaha! anyway good luck with the sleep schedule i hope she's a super good girl for you. love you and congratulations!

Kristin said...

She is so sweet! I am so glad that you made it through. How are you feeling? Is she a good baby? I can't wait for another update!

Amy said...

So cute and I love the room! They did a fabulous job...have fun and loves from us!

my2kids said...

Love her, love her, love her.

I am so happy that momma and baby are both doing well.

We've been checking your blog for weeks looking for an update!

ianwill said...

I can't believe we all have a child. Jordan is so beautiful! I love the paint in her room. If I do get to come out I have great ideas for that room. I love ya.

ianwill said...

Thanks. We are working on bring Amy and Liam out but don't know if they are going to make it. I am so excited to see you though. Love ya.

my2kids said...

where's the updates busy momma!