Saturday, June 30, 2012

Lily Anne Pohlman

It could not have been more perfect!  What a WONDERFUL day.  Monday, June 18th 2012 we welcomed a new spirit into our family. 

We were told to call the hospital at 6:00 am to see if they could get us in.  They said they would call back before 7:30.  They called at 8:00 to tell us they were ready.  Susan came and spent the morning at our house and saw us off to the hospital along with O and M.  C slept at his cousins in order to make it to Basketball camp early that morning. 

We arrived at the hospital and were assigned room 2.  We were all set up and Dr. Froerer came in to see what the plan was. He broke my water, started pit, and ordered my epidural.  I could feel the contractions just enough to know something was going on.  However, every time I looked at the monitor, it did not show contractions.  Soon the nurse came in and adjusted the probes.  Soon we saw what I thought was happening!  Consistent, strong contractions.  I was at a 7 and 100% effaced.  We called family and told them to come for the birth of our new baby. 

A few minutes later I was ready to push and my Dr was there to help.  However, he got a call that another patient was ready too.  I felt horrible!  A contraction started and I pushed. Soon another contraction and our sweet baby was here!  It was very quick and easier than I expected.  Dr. Froerer was very professional and finished with us.  I told him to quickly get to the other patient.  He soon returned having delivered another baby.  He helped in making it such a wonderful experience. 

 Lily Anne Pohlman weighed a WHOPPING 9 pounds 3 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. After a few minutes, the reality of having a daughter hit me and I became very emotional! I knew I was excited to have a daughter but did not expect to feel such a spiritual bond in that moment. I am so thankful for this opportunity to raise this beautiful little girl.

The days following her birth were wonderful as our friends and family came to visit.  Our baby is mellow which makes it even more enjoyable.  We are still working on helping her figure out days and nights but know that will come with time.  Until then, we will be engulfed with her big cheeks, black hair, and a pink bow. 

Welcome to the Pohlman family Lilly Anne!  WE LOVE YOU!!!!!

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Congratulations Abby! She is adorable. I know it was awhile back but just read your blog now:)

I bet you love having a girl....I too am exited to add a girl to the mix of boys...any advice?

I miss you and hope you are happy and well.