Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Brynn Hendrix Decker

OK, so we kept everyone waiting to find out her name. Why? So that when we got it narrowed down no one could influence our decision. We have a hard time making decisions period. Also, just in case we wanted to change it at the last minute we wouldn't have people calling her one name and then we all of a sudden change it to something different. Basically Brynn came from the Real World. One of my favorite realty shows. There was a girl on it like 6 yrs. ago with that name and it always stuck with me. It was also the only name that kept making our final cut list and we both agreed on it. Hendrix is my moms maiden name. She passed away when I was 17 and somtimes memories start to fade. I really miss her, now more than ever. There were never any boys to carry the name on so what better way to keep it going. It's a constant reminder of her, as if I don't think about her daily anyway. She sure would love these grandkids!

I started making her announcement long before she got her so that when she did arrive all I had to do was insert the pics. Above is the final product.

So basically here's how it all went down. Pains off and on for about 2 weeks. I was getting soooo frustrated! I thought she'd never come. I finally told me DR. to schedule the induction (which she had been pushing all along). I didn't particularly want to do this b/c I love surprises but I was OVER surprises by this point. We scheduled it for Sat. Feb. 23rd. In the middle of the night on Feb. 21st I thought, "She's gonna come on her daddy's birthday (Feb. 22)!! So I got up, got Logan ready for school, pulled out his loose tooth and came home. I called the Dr. and told her what was going on and she said go on to the hospital just to be sure everythings ok. Off we go, again (yes, we had a false alarm in the middle of the night and made my brother come over to stay with Logan). They put us in an AWESOME room! I was just thinking, "Please don't send me home again! I really like this room!" After a few calls to my Dr. she finally decided to keep me. I had an amazing nurse. I was at a 4 when they broke my water and she warned me the pains would get more intense. What did she know. I've done this before and I don't remember that. HA! Boy was I wrong. Thank God for epidurals! My dad, Martha Ann (Whom I will from now on refer to as MA) and Vinny came to sit with us for a few hours. It was such a good experience. We played Pictionary and Hangman the whole time. Not half as crazy as it was the first time. Maybe because I didn't tell any of my friends I was at the hospital til the nurse said, "Time to Push."

Anyway, Trish came up and brought Logan and finally Steve was found and joined us. The nurse checked me and I was a 7. An hour later (4:45 pm) she checks again and says, "Time to push!" This is when I thought, "My friends are going to kill me! Hurry! Josh, call someone!" I pushed for about 10 minutes and Brynn was here! It was soooo easy.
Logan nd Vinny were in amazement when they came in to see her. Just look at their faces:

Logan is already an amazing big brother. When he came in to meet her he whispered quietly to me, "Mom, Thank You for having a baby." I swear I almost cried.


Bethany said...

What a cool story! Love the new blog and I look forward to hearing about what's new in the Decker house!

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