Friday, January 16, 2009

Tera Michelle Butler

On January 14, 2009 at 1:39pm my second princess arrived... Tera Michelle weighed in at 8 pounds 4 ounces 21 inches long
The night before I had a dream that she had hair, but I still was completely shocked to see that she actually did!! It makes me so happy, I love it!!

(sorry I look horrible!) This is just after she arrived. Dr. Tindall broke my water at 7:50 that morning. I am very proud to say that, no, I didn't have an epidural! It was tough, but I had to keep telling myself that I was the only one that could get her out! About half an hour before I had her I told Zach "I can't do this anymore" The last time the nurse had checked me I was only at a 5. I was having pretty hard contractions and was sure that I was going to have to wait 4 more hours until it was time to push. Well about 5 minutes after I told Zach that, I told him, "I have to push!" He went and got the nurse, she checked me and goes
"Oh! There is babies head!" She then ran to get Dr. Tindall but he had just started a c-section!! By then it didn't matter to me who caught the baby, I just needed to push! She kept telling me, "Don't push yet, don't push yet!!" She got Dr. Connelly (another Dr from Dr. Tindall's office) Dr. Connelly did a good job. I am very partial to Dr. Tindall, but everything worked out good. I pushed for about half an hour and then there she was! It was the hardest thing I have ever done, but of course it is well worth it!


Zach was talking to her about going camping and hiking



Brigette loves her baby Tera, and always wants to help. I LOVE my little girls and am so happy that I get to be their mom. I am so proud of them and love them way too much!!!





20 comments:

The Arnell Family said...

She is beautiful! I am so happy everything went well!

Jessica said...

I just love your baby Tera too! I can't wait to come see her again today! She is soooo cute! I'm proud of you for not having an epidural, they are way overrated- totally not worth it!

Kay said...

What are you talking about, you look great after having a baby! She's a cutie!

LuAnne said...

What a cute baby :) Good job! Brigette looks like such a big helper. I'm glad everything went good.

Dustin and Erin Watson said...

Sooo cute! And I'm so proud of you for having a natural childbirth! Way to go! I'm not sure I'll be able to do that....

Danielle said...

Aww, she's adorable! Congratulations! And kudos for not having an epidural. I think it makes recovery that much easier (not that I've had one so I can't compare, but I like being able to get up and around right away)

Wahls said...

she's beautiful! congrats.... especially with no epidural! that is definitely my goal for the next one.

MARCUS AND TRACI said...

Congrats you guys! Hope you don't think I'm terrible for not calling you in the hospital. I know Marcus did and I didn't want to disturb a recovering mommy! But just know I'm so happy for you, Zach and Brigette. We can't wait to meet her.

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Shandi said...

Congrats!!!! She is beautiful!! And a good size! I hope all is going well for you and the baby.

3watkins said...

COngrats, I am excited for you, I hope next time I can do it with no epidural. Especially after your horror story of what happened with Bridgette. Love you

The Chastain's said...

Aww Kourt she's gorgeous. Congrats to all of you! No epidural huh? You need a button!! That's awesome. Congratulations again she's a doll.

Alicia said...

Oh my! Way to go!! You did it!! And you don't look bad in that picture. You looking so good for just having done what you did!
You're one tough mother.
I hope you're feeling good. Better than last time, I bet!!

Couple of Hunt's said...

She looks so much like you!!! She is so pretty I can't wait to meet her...hopefully before she is 1 HEHE

Couple of Hunt's said...

She looks so much like you!!! She is so pretty I can't wait to meet her...hopefully before she is 1 HEHE

Chance & Sarah said...

Ohhh, how cute is she. Looks like you are, but hope you are doing well.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your beautiful little girl!

Nicole said...

CONGRATS!! She is beautiful!

vab10+ said...

She is a sweety! I am glad I got to cuddle her! Great Job...2 beautiful girls with a cool daddy and wonderful mom!

Jerry and Charlsye Miller said...

She is such a cutie! Congrats!!!