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Elizabeth Helen Wakeman

I've been a little slow on getting the "Elizabeth is here" blog up!

Elizabeth Helen Wakeman was born on February 11 at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane. She was 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. She was almost the exact same size as Nathan. He was only an ounce more but all other measurements were the same. We have very long babies!

I woke up on the 11th just feeling bad. I was throwing up and having such tightness and quite a few contractions. The whole family headed into the doctor and he informed me I was at about 5 cm so it was time to check me into the hospital. We called the Grandparents and they were on their way up to pick up Nathan!

Dr. Brasch broke my water at 12:30. Contractions wouldn't start so at 3:30 they gave me pitocin. By 4:00, the contractions hurt too much so I asked for an epidural. It sure was nice to have that pain just fade away to nothing!

6 1/2 hours later Elizabeth was born. She was born at 7:01 pm. Much faster than the 18 1/2 wi…

39 weeks, 5 days

Today I had my 39 week appointment (even though I'm almost 40 weeks). Everything is pretty much the same! 3 cm and 80% effaced. We just wait now. The big issue is just all of the pain I'm in. It's funny because I told the doctor how the pressure is just so painful. He said, "Well, next we might discuss the "i" word IF you want."

I must have grimaced because he said, "Yeah, and that's the look I always get!"

He said that most women will put up with the pain for a few more days because we don't want to risk induction and all of the risks associated. I know I would never want to be induced unless a doctor deemed it medically necessary. Apparently most other women have also done their research too and give the doctor the same look! He agreed with me though and said we'll drop all talk of that if/when it becomes medically necessary.

He did strip my membranes though which "might" get things going within the next 48 hours. It did…

Nathan's Dream?

For the first time, Nathan told me about a dream he had. The only problem is that he thinks it's real...

This morning, he got up out of his crib ALL excited. He ran to the window and kept telling me that Prairie Dawn was coming in 2 days and was bringing him a dog. He kept telling me this over and over. It was really weird! He usually never acts like that.

THEN, he ran and grabbed his clothes out of his dresser. This is the same child whom I have to wrestle to the ground in TEARS most mornings to get him dressed. Yes, it's great fun.

How do you explain to a 2 year old that dreams aren't real and are just his imagination? I'm not sure, but he keeps looking out the window and telling me that Dawn is coming with that dog soon.