Welcome to the world Scarlett Lilly Taylor! From the first moment we ALL were in love. What a joy it is to have you join our eternal family. Your Dad and I cant wait for the fun that we will have and all the cuddles and kisses. Your big sister and brother are beyond thrilled to help mommy with the new baby. With any cry they jump up and put the binky in your mouth until you are calm. I can tell your friendships will grow and become a sacred bond. How wonderful.
A lot of mixed feelings during the last month of pregnancy. The last trimester rocked my world. I was sicker than with my first two kids combined! So I was ready to feel normal again but, most of all I was ready to hold her in my arms. On the other hand I knew I was going to miss her feet up in my ribs, her bum sticking out of my belly, and all her other little movements. I feel so blessed to have this privilege to bring another little human into this world.
Upon being completely ready to have her delivered I considered being induced. So we set the date for September 7th. Luke and I were worried to have her on Rex's birthday but I felt strongly to have her go naturally. We tried almost everything to have her come the week before. Friday afternoon Dr. Howard stripped the membranes in hopes it would start labor. Nothing happened that day so we planned to continue with the induction. Saturday morning I took Claire for a little one on one and went for pedicures. I chose a coral red in celebration of Scarlett. Then we went to Costco and walked around shopping for as long as I could stand with the braxton hicks contractions. After a family night with Claire and Rex. Dad decided to go to bed. I wasn't tired so I watched TV until i fell asleep on the couch. Around 11PM I woke up to my water breaking! But i had no idea that's what it was!! I literally thought I peed a little! I saw that I lost the plug and went to tell Luke that there is a chance we may have to take the kids to Marmie and Popies and head to the hospital. My contractions started and were about 20min apart the entire night. (I think I was some what in denial that I was in labor because we felt bad it was on Rex's day.) But it continued on.... I texted Aunt Alissa what happened and said to get to the hospital because it sounded like my water broke! haha
I called the doctor and of course Dr, Howard was not call that day!! Dr. Sun called me back and said to come the hospital where they would confirm that it was in fact my water that broke,
I already had everything packed so before we left we had one last thing to do! And that was to make sure we celebrated Rex's birthday. Marmie and Popie came over, Dad went and picked up the Iron Man cake and we opened up his gifts! Rex got really embarrassed the attention was on him so we believe that Scarlett came so they could celebrate the day together from then on!
The kids left to Marmie and Popies to stay for the duration we were in the hospital. The kids were thrilled and so were we!! Luke and I arrived to the hospital where they took me in to get tested. Sure enough it was my water that broke!! She checked me and I was at a 3! My contractions were about 7 min apart and we got all checked in. I felt pretty good through my contractions at that point so I said I wanted to wait for the epidural, After an hour the nurse said Dr, Sun wants me to be on ani-biotics since it had been a while from the time my water broke and also pitocin! After another hour my contractions were getting stronger so I decided that it was time for the epidural. It took another 20min for him to get there.... I was getting worried that I wouldn't get it in time since I wasn't prepared for an all natural delivery!!! As he was doing the epi my contraction doubled in pain and I was shaking!! I could feel that he put the needle in to far to the right and it was. He tried to fix it but the right side of my leg and upper right of my back were numb.....and NOTHING else! He said give it 20 mins and that he would come back if I wasn't happy with it. Well.... we didn't get that far! I whispered to Luke about 5 min after that I felt the need to push. (I tried to ignore it, after all I had 4 more hours until midnight!) My eyes watered and I started praying for the epi to work....please, please, please!!!!
So she decided to check me..... she said I was a 6 but paper thin..... and with in 1 minute I progressed to a 10!!!!! Ouch!!! I was like are you sure?? My pain level went through the roof and the feeling to push went to me yelling, "Its burning.....and I HAVE to push!!" She pulled the emergency cord and people started rushing in!
Where was Dr, Sun?? But at the other hospital with another patient!!! They whisked the Doctor that was in the room next to me. Dr. Oland. He was an ANGEL. So nice and talked me through it all. I stared at Luke and told him that I was scared. All he could do was comfort me and tell me that I can and HAVE to do it. haha I kept saying that it hurt with each contraction.... and my nurse said that in order to have relief I had to push!!! She was right. After experiencing the ring of fire out came my precious little girl!!!! I just remember spot lights all around and the image of Scarlett being lifted and placed in my arms! She was here. FINALLY. :) "We did it," I kept telling her....we made a good team and we got through it together.
With tears in our eyes we stared in complete awe of her as she immediately started sucking her thumb and hand. Dad had the camera and tried to capture every moment! Our sweet girl born at 7:47pm, was 7lbs 6oz, 19.75in long, Absolutely PERFECT.
Claire and Rex came to see you for the first time in the hospital and they adored you then and now. Claire got to hold you first with a huge smile on her face and said, "Ohhhh shes so cute! Shes like a little cupcake." Rex kept shouting, "I want to hold IT, I want to hold IT!" haha He comforts you as you cry and says, "It's Okay baby, it's Okay," Claire was a little miffed she didnt get to choose your first name, so we decided to let her choose your middle name. Claire chose Lilly. They have nothing but, hugs, kisses, and love for you.
We had your name Scarlett picked out about a few weeks before you were born. It was only perfect since our wedding color and favorite color is RED, which is the meaning of your name. I have always thought it was a beautiful name and it went well with Claire and Rex.
We love you girl and cant wait to take you to Disneyland and have many other adventures together.