Collin cries if he thinks he doesn't get tot hold her. Its cute, he really likes his little sister.
Grandpa and Grandma!
This is the story of Grace Lynn Gropp and how she came into the world! On January 2 I had some contractions every few hours but they didn't hurt and then on the 3rd I had some every hour and they hurt a little. We were waiting for Grandma and Grandpa Derrick to come to our house and they were suppose to arrive around 9 pm. Around 7 my contractions started to be around 10 minutes apart and by the time they showed up at 9 they were around 5 minutes apart. We ended up staying up and talking for a few hours and the whole time my contractions just got stronger and stronger until finally around 11 I announced that we would be headed to the hospital and hopefully the doctor wouldn't send us home! When we got in the car Cory told me he wanted to stop somewhere to get some food, it was gonna be a long night and didn't want to be hungry. Trusty Micky D's was open, a few hamburgers later we were back on the road! We got to the hospital just before midnight, ( Amarillo is about 20 minutes away) and Cory dropped me off at the ER.
I got all settled into the bed and they hooked me up with my IV and then some pain killers, I had the best nurse, she was on the ball! Poor Cory, about 5 minutes before I decided we should go to the hospital he took some Tylenol PM and by this time we was feeling the effects!! I already knew I wanted an epidural so around 2 am I got one. It was great, I was able to sleep a little and then around 4:30 the nurse came back in, checked me and said hey lets have a baby! She wanted me to push with her 3 times just to see how I would do and on the 3rd push Cory said, is that her head!! The nurse smiled and said yep, I'll go get the doctor! The doctor came in and said ok one big push, Cory announced her head is out, and the doctor looked up at me and asked if I was still pushing because the baby was sorta sliding out. The doctor said just one more small push and it was over! Emma took 3 hours to push out, Collin took 1 and Grace took 5 pushes! It was funny, Cory hardly said a word, it all happened too fast! She cried, they washed her, Cory held her and then I got too. We were surprised because she has brown hair, not a whole lot but its is brown!
Later that day Grandma and Grandpa came with Emma and Collin. Collin had a runny nose so I didn't let them get too close. We took some pictures, they got to see her and thought she was great. I only stayed one night in the hospital and we got home the next day around 2 or so.
Emma and Collin really like her and love to hold her and help me get diapers and blankets and whatever she needs.
More to come!!