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Monday, May 26, 2008

Savanna Grace is 10!

On the 4th of April 1998 we were in a wedding, don't I look just wonderful 8 months pregnant in my bridesmaid dress? This is one of the only pictures I have while pregnant with #3, so I thought I'd throw it in.
10 years ago today, we were at an old Ghost town attraction near Vegas trying to convince our baby to get out. ... or trying to get heat stroke! It was very warm and as you could guess, I was not all that comfortable! Judging from my previous 2 pregnancies, this one would be late if allowed to arrive in it's own due time. I was due the 27th but we decided to have an induction on the 26th, the dr would be back from his memorial weekend.
We were living in Indian Springs at the time, so the two older kids stayed with G&G Keiser and we stayed in Vegas at some friend's house. We had to be at the hospital at 3 AM!
One thing I learned from my second pregnancy was that when I hit 5, it's all over but the crying... it might take several hours to get from 0 to5, but once I hit 5, I will be to a 10 in a matter of seconds... well it might really be 3-5 minutes, but no longer. No matter how many times I tried to explain this small detail to the dr, he didn't believe me..... ya know he knows best because he's the one that went to school for all those years and he's delivered many babies, and after all this was only my 3rd delivery, what do I know, right? We went in I got all set up and given the PIT and scraped the membranes. Things are going along just fine. The other thing I learned was that an epidural doesn't really help me... not when they are waiting till a 4 to give it! With this pregnancy I opted to not get one and just had the meds in my IV. So I'm feeling the urge to push, but they all think I'm crazy and to humor me they take a look..... guess what I was to a 10! They were stunned since they had just checked and it was only a 5 and the dr said that he was going to go assist on a C-section! I was told to just wait and not push while they went after the dr. Yeah, like you can wait! He arrived and in a few pushes we had a girl! {We had not found out what we were getting this time since we already had one of each.} She was barely out and several things happened FAST.... the dr yelled a bunch of words with "stat" and in run a whole team of people all carrying little red tool boxes and the baby, whom I haven't even gotten to see, is rushed to the other side of the room. Troy and I are frantic trying to get someone to tell us what is going on. Finally, Troy grabs the dr by the collar and gets his attention! He tells us that the baby wasn't breathing, but she's fine now! WHAT! Yeah, so Savanna wasn't breathing when she was born! Pretty scary! I think the dr was a bit surprised and fearful when Troy got his attention! Savanna Grace was born at 12:46 PM Weighing in at: 8 lbs 3 ozs and measuring:18 inches.
This page is later that day when family and friends arrived to have a peek at our little bundle. {I've gotten better with my scrappin!}

Jan 1999 random pictures of her.... She is like me and will stay up forever, so many times she went to sleep wherever she fell.... tasty rocks!.... the whole crew... sitting pretty... and our house in Vegas.
The little kitchen helper!Now look at her! She's just finished 4th grade and next school year will be joining her brother and sister in the middle school!
Oh were did the years go! Happy Birthday Samanna Gace!

8 comments:

Michelle A. said...

Happy Birthday!

Wendi said...

Happy Birthday Savanna!
(My Claire will be 9 tomorrow!)

crystal said...

What fun memories...I love hearing stories of Delivery Day. I go FAST, too, once I get to a 5 or 6. So thanks for the reminder! I'm glad you jogged my memory because I HAVE TO HAVE AN EPIDURAL!

I hear you on the "where did the time go" thoughts. Sigh. They get big quickly.

Brooke said...

Happy Birthday! Fun to see all the pictures.

Are You Serious! said...

♡ Love the story! Drives me crazy when the dr's won't listen to us mom's! REALLY WE DOOOOO KNOW!!! :)

Happy Birthday Savanna! :)

Vidal's Nest said...

Happy Birthday Savanna Grace! My daughter is also almost 10 and it is shocking.
I had to laugh at your comment about getting better at scrapbookin. You can chart my progression of scrapbooking by the look of my pages! My first ones...not too pretty..

latree said...

*singing*
happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear savanna
happy birthday to you

*kisses and hugs*

PS: sorry no presents :D

Sherri said...

I have a 10 year old...yes, the time does fly. I can't believe that my oldest..my girl..is 12!!! I just want to enjoy them as much as I can while they are living under my roof! I can't understand people who don't want to be with or around their children...I just don't get it.
Happy birthday to your beautiful girl!!!
Oh, and I also had to wear a bridesmaid dress while pregnant. Even worse for me, it was in that first trimester where you don't really look pregnant, just big around the waist. I hated every minute of it!!!