Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Introducing Taryn Emma Packard.  Born on October 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm at 8 lbs, 4 oz, 20.5 inches long. 


Taryn was "due" this past Sunday, so we had an appointmet for induction at 5:30 am on Thursday. Here is Telisha just before we began. The pitocin started at aroudn 8am, but we did not start seeing consistent contractions until about noon. By around 2 pm she was at a 6 and 90% effaced. At about 3 pm she was at a 9.5 and 100% effaced. The doctor arrived at about 3:30. For those who don't remember or didnt know, forceps were required for the other three kids. We were hopeful that they wouldn't be required this time. The doctor saw the position of the baby and recommended that we try pusing for 2-3 hours before resorting to forceps. I bluntly told him that we didn't want to do that. If we had not had the forceps history with the other three I would have been more willing, but pushing for 2-3 hours did not make sense now. He recommended that we try a few pushes now and see what happens. Telisha pushed hard once, the baby moved a good amount, and the doctor quickly concluded that the baby was ready now and would only take a few more good pushes.  About 5-10 minutes later a beautiful baby girl came out, healthy and happy. What's more is that Telisha never threw up either, which was another happy first.
Here she is. healthy and happy. As you can see her hair is a  pretty and soft brown. Not much, if any red in it. Her eyebrows and other hair are really light though, so we are hoping she will go blond to round out our family hair colors.

Telisha's parents live about 1.5 hours south of us. Her mom stayed the night Wednesday so she was there when we left early. Her dad came up from work at about noon to be here too. We had Sidney stay home from school since we thought Taryn would be here earlier, but it turns out she would not have missed anything. The kids were all very excited, although they still couldn't remember "Taryn" even as they were going to bed last night. Tanner was cute and asked while I was holding Taryn if we could sing her a song. I recommended we the primary song "Families Can Be Together Forever". We all sang and it was beautiful. The nurse told us later that she loved the song and got teary-eyed as we sang it. It was a great, first, family moment.

Telisha is doing really well. She is very excited that she can lay on her back again. She was a trooper these past several months. She did a great job during the delivery and is recovering nicely. Oddly, the nurses told us they would like to discharge us after lunch today (less than 24 hours after delivery). So we will have to head home soon and adjust quickly to the 4-kid routine.

We will post more pics and info as it comes. Thank you for all your prayers and concern.