hollie joyce gille
born 8/26/2015 at 8:16am
19 inches long
13.5 in cir head
13 in chest
The arrival of you was nice and planned and went very smoothly. since I had two previous c sections there was only one option for your arrival....c section. so at about 36 weeks we went ahead and scheduled the c section. I debated between the first 730am section or the 1230 section. but after your ma ma told me the afternoons often get bumped to a later day I decided to go with the first one. good thing because the mother baby floor was completely full and births were happening right and left there. all rooms were full. something was in the air back in december lol.
the day before i had a final appointment with schettler and then went over to hospital for pre op prep and instructions. The nurse was very nice and informative. After I met up with your ma ma and pa pa who were watching gracie and heidi at cheddars for lunch. A big storm blew in a set off alarms inside. but other than that the food was yummy. We headed home for a relaxing afternoon while ma ma and pa pa had to work the evening session at the temple since wednesday was their normal shift but they were helping and coming to your arrival. That evening Eldon Andrus came by and gave me a priesthood blessing with your dad. I felt peace and comfort during the blessing that all would go well.
night before i did not sleep much but actually slept better than i thought i would. pa pa came over at 510 to watch your sisters and your dad and i headed to the hospital
It took her about 1 hour to set everything up and ask me all the necessary questions. shift change happened and i met my new nurse who would be in the operation with me. she was my age. super nice and i really enjoyed having her as my nurse. her name was leigh. they were running a little behind for some reason (maybe was because a bunch of births were happening day before and couple had came in labor) but dr schettler was there right at 730 and ready to get you out. they gave clothes to your dad and your ma ma to come on back after the spinal tap was performed. I was pretty nervous about it and during my pregnancy with you feared this the most. i dunno why but is eery to me.
it was time. the walked me back to the or room and sat me up on the table. i began to shiver..it is cold in there. the air is very dry as well. they laid warm blankets on my and told me to relax my shoulders and hunch my back a little. felt like a bee sting that lasted for about 5 seconds. they quickly had me lay back and after that everything moved very quickly. by the time doctor began to cut it took about 7 minutes to have you out. moment you cried out i was so relieved. emotions ran high and your dad went back to take pictures and meet you. i anxiously awaited. you are so perfect.
matt with his girls
in big sister heaven
heidi was very resistant to take a whole family picture...darn. they never cooperate when want them to. one day you will understand. you figured out nursing very quickly and you are such a good eater.
after a bit heidi lost interest....lol
ma ma stayed the night with me. you were quite the pot licker the first night. but by the second you did much better. so we decided we would take you home after all j/k! i am so lucky to have your ma ma as my mom. she was such a huge help at the hospital and i am so blessed to have her as a mom.
first bath at home. done by ma ma..your sisters were too. she is a pro at it
big sister looking on very concerned
all pj'd up
welcome home hollie!
love at first sight