Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. You know what they worked. I had a fast and relatively easy delivery. I am just so thankful and happy to announce the birth of our sweet daughter Frances Moon Mason on November 25th.
She is such a blessing and we just can’t get enough of her.
This time around I decided to go the induction route. With another child at home an induction definitely makes planning easier. Plus I had been dilated and effaced for the past month with still no baby. My doctor really recommended it and said I was a favorable candidate. I decided I wanted to go to my due date to try and allow her to come on her own but alas she never did. We scheduled the induction for Monday morning the 25th, a day after my due date. I was nervous about being induced mainly because I was scared of having a c-section. But let me tell you my induction was wonderful and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Monday we checked in the hospital around 6:30am. Picture is kind of blurry we were both tired at this point but excited.
We filled out paperwork, got admitted to our room and then around 7:30 they started a bag of fluids for me. After the fluids around 8:15 they started the pitocin to get my contractions going. At first the contractions were not bad but then they quickly got unbearable. I am still smiling in this picture so it is obviously pre-contractions
At this point the anesthesiologist was busy so I had to wait 30 more minutes for my epidural. I had honestly forgotten how bad the pain from the contractions were- wowza. I could not talk and alternated between feeling like I was going to pass out and vomit for about an hour or so. More power to all the women who don’t get epidurals. About thirty minutes after I got the epidural around 11:10 I called the nurse in and said I really felt like I needed to push. She checked me and I was indeed ready (I knew I was). My parents had just gotten to the hospital so they quickly left the room and we rushed Matt back in. I had to hold off pushing and wait for my doctor to arrive- let me tell you not pushing when you need to is hard! My doctor arrived and I pushed about 4 times and Miss Frances was out! I was in labor with Sterling 30 hours so this 4 hour labor felt like a breeze.
Frances Moon weighed in at 8lbs, 1 oz, and was 20 3/4 inches long. I think she looks alot like Sterling when he was born. She is such a sweet baby and very chill. It blows my mind I have a daughter and I am now a mom to two kids.
Frances Moon is named after my maternal grandmother. I was very close with her and still miss her everyday. She died right before Matt and I started dating, we had our first date a week after she died, so sadly she never got to meet Matt. I found out I was pregnant this year right before my grandfather died and I knew in my heart it was a girl. I hate I never got to tell him it was a girl and we named her Frances after his wife. I do know they are both looking out over us though. I have felt a certain peace this whole pregnancy and delivery and I know without a doubt it is their presence.
We were so excited for Sterling to finally meet Frances. He is so darn sweet with her always blowing her kisses and petting her head. He is going go be such a great big brother.
That first night in the hospital we celebrated with some wine my parents brought- this stuff is amazingly delicious I highly recommend.
With the induction being scheduled my whole family (minus my brother and his wife) were able to be in town which was awesome! Matt’s family was there too of course since they live here!
I love that Frances will be so close in age to both her cousins, Finley and Drew!
Two of my favorite friends Julia and Caycee stopped by too to meet Miss Frances.
I am totally emotionally and physically exhausted and my hormones are crazy out of whack- I will cry at the drop of a hat but I am deliriously happy. The last month of my pregnancy was crazy hard and I already feel so much better. I so blessed to have sweet Frances in my life and love having a family of 4!