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Justin and I met at Arlington High School in 9th grade. We had a few classes together but never really took too much interest in each other until sophomore year in Mr. Collins class. That’s when it all began. Justin sat behind me and bothered me to no end. He would kick and shake my chair and make cow noises at me then call me moochelle. I guess that was his way of flirting. Don’t ask me how it worked but it did. Justin and I dated all through high school and continued after we graduated. We got married after 8 LONG years on July 26th 2008.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Noon Friday July 22 2011.. almost arrival time!

Tonya sat me up and I told her that my toes were starting to tingle like my epidural was wearing off. she said your fine as long as u can not feel your waist your good. I thought okay.. this baby better come before I can feel this... after about 30 mins she had me start pushing. justin had one leg and miss dot had the other. They would make me push for ten seconds then stop till the next contraction. I did this for a good thirty minutes and at this point I could move my feet, legs, and waist. so.. lets just say.. I was NOT numb. The way that they had me laying and justin and dot holding my legs was awkward Justin had my foot so that I could push back on him and dot had my knee... really.. my knee. It made it kinda hard to push when I had nothing on one side to push against. Tonya kept saying put your hand down there and feel her head! I responded with.. I do not want to feel her head.. get her out! I heard your almost there so many times I finally asked if they could see her head and if we were waisting time waiting on Dr. Daum. She said no I still had to push her out further before they even called him. I wanted to give up and tell him to take her c section by this time. about ten mins later Dr Daum walked through the door. boy was I relieved. he looked and said yeah.. just a few more pushes and we will be ready. he sat down did some paperwork then suited up. I pushed three or four times and she was here!!

Brooklyn Renne Witte 7 lbs 9 ozs 19 5/8 inches long

Born at 1:09 P.M Friday July 22nd 2011

Our First Family Picture!

7 am Friday 7/22/2011 still Labor and Delivery

They gave me a ambien to sleep so that I would be rested for when it was time to push! well lets just say justin and I were up all night long because that little miracle pill did not cut it! I was in so much pain but I wanted to wait till 7 am to get my epidural when the nurses changed back. 6 30 rolls around and I cant take it anymore.. I got my epidural around 7 and the Dr had a little bit of a hard time putting it in. He said he could not get it between my bones.. at this point I did not care stick me however many times where ever u want just make the pain stop! once the drugs hit I was out like a light! I slept through almost all the bad contractions and woke up feeling a little bit of them. I asked if I could hit my epidural button b/c I could feel my contractions again. tonya checked me and I was a 8 this was probably around 11:30!! I was still numb and thought oh yeah! this is gonna be a breeze... boy was I wrong!!

4 PM Thursday 7/21/11 in Labor and Delivery

We check in to the labor and Delivery and get everything set up when the nurse walked in and told me to get undressed and to put on the gown. There was two of them one in normal scrubs and the other in a purple TCU student scrubs! My nurse was named tonya and the student nurse was named Dot. Tonya started getting everything out for my IV and told me that they were going to start it. she then looked over at dot and said... you wanna try this one??? I wanted to DIE!! I told them I hated needles and if she did not know what she was doing do not even try! Dot said she was fine that she could do it. she looked at my hands forever trying to find a vein. I finally said you are starting to worry me the way u keep looking at my hands. she says.. oh no I am just trying to find the best one. I had justin come hold my hand like a little girl and squeezed it so hard it turned purple! the stupid DOT that said she knew what she was doing apparently did not! She hit my bone with the needle.. not my vein my bone!! I thought this is going to be real fun!! they took out the attempted try and Tonya did the other hand. It went right in and did not hurt at all. as time passed and pills were inserted they check you to see how far u have dilated. tonya checked and said I was at a 2 and then dot decided she needed to check.. well lets just say I made a comment and said.. YOUR checking me too??? Why! and tonya said she just has to. that was the last time she touched me.... well until delivery.. but that story is later!

40 week appointment!!!!

I went thursday July 21st to my normal Drs appointment hoping to be induced since Iwas now "past my due date" He listened to her heart beat and did the normal routine but he said that he wanted to do a sono to see if there was much fluid left. you could basically see Brooklyns outline in my belly. He said he thought it was time we get her out adn not having enough fluid would be a easy way into labor & Delivery. I was a little nervous because I just wanted her to be perfect. I did not want to have to go to L&D due to any problems. The sono tech did her sono and said I had very little fluid left I had one big pocket but that was it. Dr Daum called L&D and told them I needed to go in and be induced. I was scheduled to arrive at 4 pm thursday and they would start the inducing. He told me that they would insert a pill behind my cervix to make it start to thin then after it was dilated they would start the meds that really "kicked it in high gear". adnI should have a baby girl by friday around noon or so....... untill then I just go home and get ready!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

39 Weeks... Getting VERY close...

I went to my 39 Week appointment and was hoping for the very best. (him to send me to the hospital) Since we had an abnormal quad screen earlier in the pregnacy at 39 weeks they do a test to check the babys heartbeat. They put gel on your belly and hook you up to a machine that records when they baby moves and how high or low the heart beat is. Brooklyns heartbeat was fine but her movements concerned them. She would only move a few times and would hardly ever get a high heartrate( which you are suppose to have when you move. ) Dr Daum had me come back two days later and to do it again just to watch her. We did the test and it was the same as last time. She moved.. just not as much as they want her to. He also did a sono to look at her and make sure she had plenty of fluid. everything looked fine but he told us that he wanted to watch her until she was born just to be on the safe side. He told me to go home and do two kick test. That is where you eat and then 30 min later you lay down and count how many times she moves for one hour. ( should be at least 10) My first one was 13 and my second one was 10. He said that was fine ( in the normal range) but he still wanted to watch her till she arrived. We go sunday morning after breakfast to labor and delivery for them to do the same test and again tue and thurs in his office. My nurse told me that I would have a baby girl thurs or fri!! we can not wait to meet her and this week really needs to go by VERY fast!... Till then we play the waiting game and get to hear her little heartbeat very often!

Friday, July 8, 2011

38 Weeks....

Today was my 38 week check up. He did a sono this time to see how big she was. last visit he thought she was little.. so we did the sono and turns out she is still short and still little. lol She weighs 6 lbs 7 oz. as of today that is. no telling what she will weigh when she is really born he guesses around 7 lbs. Today he checked me and I am dilated to a 1.5!!!! I was so happy! I thought for sure he was going to tell me that I was still closed. I told him that if I was closed to lie to me and tell me I had dilated. LOL he just laughed and said okay. so of course after he told me that I was dilated to a 1.5 i had to ask if it was true.. he thought that was funny to. We can not wait for her arrival. I went and had a very needed prenatal massage today ( which was great) had a few contractions during the massage but nothing major. he said you never know how fast your body dilates it could take 3 weeks it could take 3 days.. it is now that waiting game...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

37 Weeks..

We are now down the nitty gritty... I go every week to check and see how miss Brooklyn is coming along.. Dr Daum said that I have dropped majorly. my stomach is only measuring at a 33 and it is suppose to measure at a 37. so I know she is down and ready! Before he did the exam to check to see if I was dilated he asked if I thought she was coming this week?! my heart stopped and I said I hope so! he checked and..... nothing has happened.. still a closed cervix. Next week I go for a sono he said he wants to weigh the baby he thinks she might be a little thing! I 'll let you know next week.. stay tuned!