Morgan Olivia Shaw
Born on December 8, 2009 at 8:04 PM
She weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long
Morgan was due on Dec. 1st, but just wasn't ready to make an appearance. My doctor recommended that if by the following Tuesday she hadn't shown up for me to be induced. I was really stressed about that. I didn't want to be induced. I wanted to try and have this baby as naturally as possible and I also heard that when you are induced the contractions are WAY more intense. To my disappointment I didn't go into labor on my own and I headed for the hospital at 7 AM on the 8th to start the induction process. So I checked into the hospital and they brought me to my private delivery room with an ocean view. I'm not kidding...I delivered at Hoag hospital in Newport Beach and all they have are private rooms with views. Anyways, At 8:00 AM my doctor broke my water and started me on Oxytocin to get my contractions started. As time went by I am started to feel pain stronger and stronger until after 5 hours of no pain medication I gave in. After the Epidural I was able to relax and my labor progressed pretty quickly. 4 hours later I was ready to push. (Which by the is extremely difficult to do when you can't feel anything from your stomach down.) An hour and 45 min later Morgan was here! It is such a surreal experience and looking back it seems like a blur. I am just so happy that she is heathly and that there weren't any complications. I am still a little disappointed that I had to use the Epidural. I have such respect for woman that can give birth drug free. HA maybe next time :)
Before Morgan was here everyone would ask us if we had a name picked out. We knew that we wanted to wait and meet her before we decided for sure, but our two main choices were Rylie and Summer. It took us until an hour before we checked out of the hospital to actually pick the name, but we just looked at her and felt like Morgan suited her better than either of the names we had picked out.
Now I just want to take a second and talk about my husband. He has truly been amazing these past few days. He has done a great job of taking care of both Morgan and me. He has done everything from running all over the place getting things I need or cooking and doing laundry. . I don't think I could have survived the last few days without him. He is so sweet to our little girl. I can hear him talking to her while he is changing her or comforting her and I can't wipe the smile off of my face. For someone who had no previous experience with babies he is a natural. I am so blessed to have him as my husband and I couldn't have asked for a better father for my little girl. Thank you Kevin for everything. I love you!