Thursday, August 20, 2009

Welcome Randi Lyrae




Randi Lyrae Hire born August 18th, 2009 at 11:38a.m. She weighed 6 lbs 11oz and was 20 inches long. She has tons of dark hair and is just the most beautiful sight I've ever laid my eyes on. I love her so much already. I started getting contractions at 12:30a.m. the morning of the 18th and went into the hospital at 2:00a.m. They checked me right when I got there and I was at 2cm. They hooked me up to the monitors which showed that I was barely having any contractions at all. They then again checked me an hour from that and I was still at 2cm so they sent me home. As soon as I got home I started having severe back labor. Ladies, if you haven't experienced labor, it is the most excruciating pain you will ever feel in your lives. (don't want to scare you but it's indescribable pain). The contractions were less than a minute a part and were lasting over a minute with each one. I managed to stay at home for a couple hours after they discharged me for the first time but I just couldn't take it any longer. We went back to L&D and they no sooner got me hooked up to the monitors and I got checked and the nurse started moving very quickly. I asked her what I was dilated to and she said "You're at a 9, you're going to have this baby soon!" Excuse me, what???? I was freaking out. I started sobbing hysterically because I knew at that point there was no room for an epidural or pain medication of any sort. I literally thought I was going to die. I didn't know how I was going to be able to live through any more pain than I had already been experiencing. Everyone was moving very very quickly. They got me to a room, my husband managed to call my labor team in and within about 20 minutes they were all there. The doctor came in and was scrubbed and ready to go and he checked me and, a great thanks to the Lord for this one, I was really only dilated to 7cm. The nurse who checked me previously was obviously a little off. They called the anesthesiologist in and got me an epidural and after that I quickly calmed down. We arrived at the hospital for the second time at 7:00a.m. and Randi was out by 11:38a.m. The whole process seemed very very quick but I was actually in labor for about 12 hours. The pictures are mostly from when she was just minutes old. My dad, Randy is holding her in the first one. Only fitting as she was named after her Grandpa. We're so over the moon in love with this little girl. I just can't stop looking at her. I barely stayed in the hospital for 24 hours. We went in at 7:00a.m. on the 18th and were released by 1:00p.m. on the 19th (by the way, the 19th was my 3 year wedding anniversary and we couldn't have asked for a better present than what we got, our daughter). I haven't slept really but maybe 5 or 6 hours in 3 days but I just can't take my eyes off this girl. She's perfect in every way. She's the best eater and sleeper and almost never cries.
This will probably be my last post. I have gotten what I need from this blog, all your support got me through the most difficult time I had ever faced in my life. My life has started a new chapter now that I'm more than thrilled to begin. I will continue to follow your posts as I think of you girls often and want so badly for your miracles to come as I know they will. I can't thank you enough for all the support you gave me. I will continue to do the same for you. Thanks girls!!!


20 comments:

Wendy said...

Congrats Ashley!! she is absolutely gorgeous - just perfect- it brought tears to my eyes reading your birth story - thank you so much for sharing. Our 3 yr wedding anniversary was also on the same day as yours - so happy belated anniversary - what a wonderful present!

I'm sad you won't be blogging anymore but your story gives hope to the rest of us so please don't be shy and drop a line every now and again -- wishing you all the best as you enter a new chapter of motherhood. ((hugs))

sweetpeanme said...

What a beautiful little girl!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you!!! What a blessing! I've really been wondering about you...how things were going...I knew she should be coming soon!!

I'm so sad you won't be posting anymore (don't say never though!! I want to see baby pics every once in a while!!!!!!!)...but I totally understand...you've got some busy (WONDERFUL) days ahead of you!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Straubles said...

Congrats Ashley! She's beautiful and what a wonderful little gift! Sorry you had the back pain, but thank goodness they got an epidural and everything went well. Hugs and lots of love to you and your sweet little girlie!

Meant to be a mom said...

Congratulations, She's just beautiful. I'm so happy for you guys. I'll miss hearing about you and your family.
I wish you guys the best of luck with your new baby girl :)

Dawn said...

Oh Ashley she is gorgeous!!! Congratulations on your miracle baby!!! I will be sad to see you go. Hopefully you can update us every now and then.

Dianne said...

Wow awesime!! She is beautiful!!!!

Ashley said...

Congrats!

Ashley said...

I'm not sure why but I'm crying right now;) She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Ashley, I'm soooo incredibly happy for you. I have been stalking your blog waiting for an update! You HAVE to give us some updates on your baby girl...at least monthly;) I will miss reading your blog so much! Thanks for your comments on my blog..I feel like I know you. Enjoy every minute of that beautiful baby!!

Stace said...

Just want to say congrats and she is beautiful!!!!!! I've been thinking about you for weeks. :) Enjoy her!

Nicole said...

Congrats Ashley! She is absolutely precious. :)

Jill said...

Wow-congrats Ashley! So happy for you all! Randi is beautiful! Best of luck to you all!!

Karen said...

Congratulations Ashley, she is absolutely perfect! A gift from God. Your birth story was incredible, I am so glad you were able to get through it and get that epiduarl!!!! I couldn't be more happy for you. You have gotten me through our tough times with all of your sweet and supportive comments. I would love to keep in touch with you as a mommy, please drop me a line on my blog when you get a few moments!!! Take care!

Karen

dreamyouremine said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous and perfect. I am so happy for you. Thanks so much for all of your support too. It is such a miracle that we made it to this point.

Take care and enjoy your beautiful family!

Living With Loss said...

I haven't been in blogland for a long time but I am so glad I checked in - CONGRATULATIONS!

I am so happy for you and your daughter is absolutely gorgeous.

You deserve this happiness so much.

Jen said...

Awesome!!! Congrats on your new little girl. She's beautiful.

Tamara said...

I ve missed it !!! I just came to check on you now ! CONGRATS my friend ! She is a absolute beauty :)
So happy for you xxx

We're Expecting! said...

Congrats on your sweet baby girl! Best wishes!!! :)

Kacey said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful!! We start our 1st ivf cycle this month, so here's to a blessed year for both of us!!!

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prashant said...

happy belated anniversary - what a wonderful present!

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prashant said...

What a beautiful little girl!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you!!! What a blessing! I've really been wondering about you...how things were going.
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