Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I'm a MOMMY!

I can't believe she is here. I honestly didn't think she would come until the end of the month as I was having NO contractions or pains. AND THEN....I went to bed last night with some pretty uncomfortable back pain and woke up at 2:30 in the morning because I thought I felt my water break (not quite...). At 5 AM I couldn't take it anymore and my mom and I came to the hospital. They hooked me up and checked me and I was 4-5 cm dilated and having regular contractions. We went to the delivery room where the contractions began to get a little more intense. I sat in the birthing ball and I swear to you it was the AMAZING. I was in pain, but my mom was rubbing my back and could totally handle the pain. NO epidural needed. At 7:30 I had a really intense contraction and felt the need to push. I screamed a little and asked the nurse to check me. I was 8 cm dilated. Talk about progress. She quickly set up the table and what not and called the doc ASAP. Thankfully he was already at the hospital and he came in as I was yelling that I needed to push. (A little background: My doctor is a very funny older man and we constantly joke around. I was so thankful to have him there because there were many laughing moments before, during, and after the birth. He was extremely encouraging and made everything run smoothly.) I probably started pushing a little after 8 AM and Baby Girl arrived at 8:39 AM. Shortest push ever. The doc, nurse, and my mom were in awe. And I was so surprised how fast it all happened. Thank goodness. So that is the recap of the birth but I plan on writing an official birth story soon.

Until then, meet the love of my life Ava Madelyn Lopez....

I couldn't be more smitten with my little lady.


  1. ...still crying.
    I love you so much and I'm so excited about your new adventure. I can't wait to see you and baby ava in 43 days! welcome to the world little girl <3333

  2. congratulations! I'm so excited for you. you look like the happiest person i have ever seen in that photo of you holding her.

  3. She is absolutely beautiful and perfect. Congratulations, Mama!

  4. Katie is always crying. I love the way that little froggy baby looks! Holy frijoles mami!!! Xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo alyse

  5. that last picture is just the sweetest thing! you look so in love. congratulations! (a little late!)