Thursday, November 26, 2009

Reesa Merrilee Dickerson






Just a little update: Reesa Merrilee has arrived! We went to the hospital Monday morning at 7:30 to be induced. I was a day over and wasn't dilating still, so it was time to get her moving. They put me on Pitocin when we got there and waited to see how things started working. I started having contractions but nothing huge. The doctor came in to check a couple times and I was only a 2 - 2 1/2, that means it was time to break my water. That was lovely. After that my contractions got much stronger and more frequent, but I still was only dilated to a 3 is. Things were going slow, but I wanted to see how much I could do. The nurse and doctor suggested an epidural to help me relax and get further along, so at about 8/8:30 I got and epidural. It took a few more hours but I finally got to a 9. Then the babies heart rate started to get really fast. The doctor came in and checked me. I was still a 9 and things were getting a little tense. We had two options: we could insert a catheter that would put some liquid in with the baby and help her to calm down; if that didn't work we would have to have a c-section. That was worrisome, but luckily the catheter worked. About an hour later, we were pushing and in about 10 minutes, Reesa Merrilee was here. We were so glad that everything went well and that we have a very healthy baby. She was born at 4:04 a.m., weighed 8 lbs 1 oz, was 20 1/2 inches long and very cute. She looks a lot like Tad or at least a Dickerson. I love having her and already cannot imagine life any different. Afton has been such a good big sister and loves to hold her hand. For the most part, she is getting tons of attention from my family and so that has her distracted a bit.
So this is what's been going on and I might not be blogging for a while, but enjoy the pix!

13 comments:

Melody said...

Yay! Congratulations! That's so exciting!

Johnson Family said...

Cara you have done it again! I idolize you! Congrats you two! You have another beautiful girl. You guys are so amazing and I even thought we didn't see you that much in Rexburg, I really admire both of you. Get some rest and keep us updated.

brumacd said...

YAY!! Congrats!! We are so happy for you guys and glad it all went well.

Alex and Shila said...

Hey that is soooooo exciting! I am glad that everything turned out well. Tad is really out numbered now!

Andrea :) said...

Congratulations on another beautiful little girl! Hope you guys get some rest! :)

Giles Fam said...

Hey Dickersons! This is Lauren and Skyler Giles. I hope you don't mind us checking out your blog---we just found it on someone else's. :) If you want an invititation to ours, send me your email address at lordofthedance4@yahoo.com

Congrats on the new baby!! That is so exciting...and she looks absolutely adorable. (by the way--she was born on mine--Lauren's B-day! :) So cool! :) Congrats again and enjoy your sweet little girls!

Jordan and Natalie Moon said...

She's arrived! Congratulations! You four make a beautiful family!

Greg Nelson Family said...

Congrats!!! She is cute. You will have so much fun with the two girls.

Valerie Oquendo said...

Yeayyy! I thought you were about due! So happy for you guys! And qwhat a beautiful little girl!

Nate and Ash said...

Congrats Cara and Tad!! Glad that things ended up well, even though it took a bit to get there. :) What a beautiful family of four! Soak it up...the second one goes by even faster then the first!!

The Hardy Things in Life said...

She is so cute! Congrats!

Tiffany said...

congrats! what a beautiful little girl.

Brad and Lorilee said...

yay! Congratulations! I'm glad everything went well for you! She's so cute! And I love her name! :) I'll have to come visit sometime!