Thursday, April 1, 2010

Story of How Baili came to be

On March 17, 2004 I found out I was pregnant with baili. Right away I called her dad who had left for work to let him know I was pregnant. He came home right away and not a moment was lost in making Dr. appointments and calling family and friends to let them know the news. My pregnancy went great. I did get morning sickness, but it was more so just sensitive to smells. I craved cereal all the time and Lemon flavored things. I loved being pregnant. I loved feeling the baby move in my stomach. I loved the instant bond that we had.
Here are some pictures of me when I was pregnant with Baili. I felt huge. I felt like the hulk sometimes. Hence the picture.
So when I was 5 weeks from my due date of November 17 2003 I went to my regular Dr. apt. I told them that I felt cramps sometimes but nothing bad. They decided to check me and to both mine and the dr's surprise I was dilated to a 5. They had me come in once a week after that and told me to pay attention to my contractions. the thing is, is that I did not know I was having contractions. They did not hurt and that is what I was looking for in a contraction. So after 2 weeks of walking around dilated to a 5 I got nervous and asked the dr what my options were. They said that they thought it would be good to induce me just in case I went so fast in labor and did not make it to the hospital. So the next morning on October 28, 2008 I was induced.

Now it was not so bad being on the pit, but nothing was really happening. I was comfortable though. But when the dr. came in she decided to break my water. HOLY SMOKES when she did that my contractions became out of control. the pit made them so intense and I was not at all expecting that.

After my water was broken I demanded to get an epidural. I did that that was great. I had no pain and was comfortable and was able to catch my breath again. I had the epidural for about an hour before I felt the urge to push. I told my nurse who got my dr. who checked me and told me I was at a 9. Then my dr went home. Yes home!!! after 15 minutes I was ready to go and so the nurse called the dr and told her to come back (stupid dr shouldn't have left in the first place idiot). Anyways I did not want to push till the dr got there so I just kind of let the contractions do the work and I breathed through the urg to push. Once I saw her though I got right to it and I pushed 3 times and out came Baili Rose Elber. She was 8 pounds 9 oz. and 19 1/4 in long. She had lots of hair and was perfect.

When I went to recovery my sister shavonne was my nurse as well as Baili's. She gave her, her first bath and got her feet prints and I think that there was an instant bond between them, as to this day Baili lover her aunt Shavonne and they get along really great.

We were in the hospital for 2 days and we had some visitors including my mom, Jonas' mom and grandma, my sisters, and some close friends of mine one of which is Sarah who's middle name is rose which is who Baili's middle name is after.

Below are my sister Courtney with her daughter Mackenzie myself and Baili and my Best friend Sarah and her son Isaac

Baili is such a great daughter. I love her so much. I am blessed to be her mom. Her life is tough but she deals with it like no other. She is strong and smart. She loves to dance, sing, and she loves to write and count. She always want to do what the grown ups are doing and all I can do is encourage her to stay young and not try to be so grown up yet because she does not have to.


  1. Baili is the cutest girl! She loves her Aunt Nancy lots and lots :) I bet I'm her most favorite Aunt Nancy ever! I like hearing about these stories Bex, I was too young to know what was going lol. Tell me more!

  2. Great story!

    I like reading those stories too! Baili IS great! You are great!

  3. That is sweet. Tell Baili that her Auntie Na loves her!!

  4. I love babies with tons of hair and your girls take the cake on that for sure!
    So fun to hear birth stories, I want to hear kristens

  5. You are the greatest story teller ever! I had some idiot nurses sad to say! It is fun to hear parts of your life that I have missed! Share some more:) Love ya Becks and I cant wait to meet your cute little girls. I know what you mean about trying to keep Baili young. Mine always talk about being grown up. I just want to say "ARE YOU CRAZY!?"

  6. You were so cute preggo! Love that you included me in this story! Love you!

  7. It amazes me that every womans birth story can be similair but different in many ways.

    This is great you wrote this out! Bapli will love reading it when she's older. And Kristen will ;ove hers too once you write hers out.

    You have BEAUTIFUL baby girls!

    Oh, and I think it's awesoem Aunt Shavonne was your nurse!!!!! Jealous am I!

  8. I think your sister being your nurse is the coolest thing ever!

  9. so fun, you have way more of the labor pictures than i ever had. But i'm not complaining, i don't really wanna know what i looked like! Baili so pretty, she's a beautiful baby

  10. aww I loved these stories. I can't wait to have one of my own! No really, I CANT WAIT!!! haha. Just kidding. Your girls are just beautiful. Can't believe how much hair they had! Wow!


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