Sunday, July 27, 2008

I can't believe how time is going by. Our little girl will be three weeks on wednesday. She is doing well, and is quite the little fiesty girl. Oh I will tell the labor story for all who want to hear.

9:00 p.m. Monday July 7th. My labor starts that night but I am not sure it is going to last so I try to go to sleep. Nope keeps getting worse. (At this point I am staying in Tremonton UT to be close to Logan when the time comes) I wake my mom up at 1:00 a.m. to get ready to go to the hospital. I get everything ready and try to take a shower to relax. We head to the hospital and get there around 3:00 a.m. We get checked in and monitored, but I am only at like a 2 so, the keep for a couple of hours, but send me home. I have no home to go to so we have to go to a hotel. But, before I leave they make me take to ambien, which are sleeping pills, to get rest before the real labor begins. Bad idea. I pay for the hotel room(don't remember) and start to hallucinate. I can't sleep because the pains are getting worse and I want to walk around. So I lay in bed for like 2 minutes and sleep and get up and walk around every 3 minutes. I don't remember much of this. Josh and my sister arrive, and I think Josh has blue hair, that I am going blind, I strip down to nothing and walk around the hotel room, and scarf down some cookies. I don't remember any of this.
8:00 a.m. Tuesday July 8th. Water breaks and we head back to the hospital. I am dialated to a four and things are going smooth. I don't dialate very quickly, but I am goin steady. Around noon time I am dialated to a 6 and I am doing great with the pain because I wanted to try no epidural. Then all of a sudden contractions slow to like 5-8 minutes apart and I uncontract. Thats right I didn't know it could happen, but I went back to a 5. So the doctor wants me to go on pitocin, which is what I really didn't want to do. So they give the pitocin and labor resumes.
I start to contract regularly and begin to dialate again. I still am not going very fast, but they are getting more intense. They keep upping the pitocin to move me along and the pain begins to worsen. So around 6:00p.m. I give in to the pain and get an epidural. That helped, but I didn't really like the feeling of my legs being numb. So then I rested a little and at 10:00 p.m. they said I was ready to push. I had asked for the epidural to be turned off so I could feel when to push. Oh yes I could feel, and then 2 1/2 hours of pushing later, here she was. 12:30 Wednesday morning.

And here she is now.

This is what she does more than we would like

This is what we wish she did more

And this is what we really love her to be like. She loves her bouncy.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Here is our sweet little Eliza Jae Roitz.
She was born July 9th at 12:26 in the morning. She was 6 lbs. 12 oz. and 20 inches long.

Welcome to the world!