Thursday, July 21, 2011

Exciting News!!

Remember the story of my sister's pregnancy?  Well, Tuesday July 19th, Baby Laikyn made her debut!!!!

My sister found out she was pregnant on May 16th and Laikyn was born on July 19th!  We all had a tad over 2 months to prepare!  Here's the story of how Laikyn came 6 weeks early!!

Monday night/Tuesday morning around 2am, my sister woke up my stepmom and told her that her back was hurting her.  She said she looked it up on the internet and that it was normal, but that it hurt.  So, my stepmom gave her some Tylenol and a heating pad.  My sister moved from couch to couch trying to find a comfortable position.  Well, she also had to tinkle a lot.  So, my stepmom thought she may have a bladder infection.  She called the doctor's hotline and waited an hour.  The doctor never called back and my stepmom noticed that my sister was tensing up every 3 minutes.  That's when they went to the ER - around 4am.

While at the ER they checked her - she was at 5cm!  That's when the doctor said, "Looks like you're having a baby today!"  My dad called me at 5:45am.  I was getting ready for work and had just stepped out of the shower.  He said he was in Texas - he never has to travel for work, this is the first time in years!  So, he was trying his best to drive here quick enough to get back.  Sadly, he didn't make it before Laikyn was born, but a few hours later.

I made it to the hospital with dry, frizzy hair and no makeup.  I packed my stuff up and did my makeup and straightened my hair in the room while we waited for things to start up.  Around 9am, my sister was ready to start pushing.  At 9:38am, Laikyn was born!

She weighed 5lbs 1oz and was 17.25 inches long!  She had a few issues with breathing, but those have corrected itself.  She's being monitored for keeping her temperature steady and eating enough.  We're not sure when she and my sister will be released, but they are doing very well.  My sister handled labor as a trooper!!

I'm one very proud aunt!  I'm so proud of my sister and of baby Laikyn! 

You'll see lots of stories and some pictures from me in the future I'm sure.  But, to keep things private, I'll only be sharing what has been shared on Facebook by family.  I don't want to over share, so I'll be sharing only one my sister and her fiancee have allowed okay via Facebook. ha.

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Abbie said...

Congratulations to your sister on her healthy girl!

Being an auntie is the best thing congrats to you as well:)

Lorrie said...

Congratulations to your while family in the arrival if precious Laiken!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Congrats!!!! :) Sweet baby girl! Can't wait for more pics and stories!!

I am going to be an aunt in October and I am so excited!!

lindsay said...

What a crazy story / 2-month journey! I'm glad both mom and baby are doing well!! I can't wait to hear more.

Holly @ RUST BELT RUNNER said...

That is seriously the craziest pregnancy story ever!

Glad everyone is alive and well.

I'm almost jealous in a way. Have a small healthy baby and only know you are preggo for 2 months?!

Hope that is not bizarre of me to say. Who knows. I have never had a baby so I probably have no idea what I'm talking about!

Josey said...

Ahhh - craziness! Congrats!

WannabeRunner said...

AH, congratulations!

teacherwoman said...

Congrats to your sister! She is absolutely gorgeous!

Tyly said...

Congratulations on a beautiful baby girl! Being an aunt is the best. :)

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Congrats Auntie! She's beautiful.