Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Headline: Mystery Baby Revealed!!!

Saturday September 12, 2009...I'm at a wedding and Molly's at home...Molly had gotten no sleep Friday because she's a worry wart and didn't want to go into labor Saturday while I was at the wedding...But sure enough Saturday afternoon Molly started laboring at home just trying to relax and hope it wouldn't go to quickly so I could be there. I tried to get home as quickly as possible so I could help Molly with labor as much as possible. You can't go to the Super Bowl without a coach can you?
Once the contractions were roughly 5 min apart lasting well over a minute for about an hour we decided to go to the hospital...Molly was already getting tired and not wanting to move so we thought the quiet hospital late at night was the best place so we wouldn't have to go anywhere in too much pain.
We checked in to St Jude Hospital and they let us stay because we were at 4.5cm dilated and 100% effaced...meaning we were seemingly half way to holding our child. But our little mystery baby had another plan...Molly labored through the night with contractions continuing at a frequency of 5min and increasing intensity...Molly became super exhausted and with nearly no sleep since Thursday we agreed to a little something to help Molly rest between contractions...but Oh Boy she still felt those contractions coming. By 7am we thought we'd have baby withing the hour...but still not yet...10am we started pushing and pushing and pushing and pushing...After 3 mind numbing and physically exhausting hours we were so so close we could see the head...But our energy level was so low and the pushing became so difficult the Dr suggested some options most of which just seemed plain ridiculous (vacuum...no thanks) So we chose Pitocin...but oddly enough the pattern of contractions didn't change like the were supposed to and I think Molly really really wanted to hold her baby already just 5 minutes after pit drip Molly rocketed that little one right outta there...despite the cord wrapped around the neck 3 times, baby came out just perfect. I'm so unbelievably proud of Molly...our experience didn't quite match our intended birth plan but we did what we thought was necessary for a healthy and effective birth...We found out later the folks in the Operating Room really thought we were coming in there...but due to the determination of my wonderful bride and the patience and skill of our fantastic RN Norma We did it!!!!
Born with a full head of dark hair!
(not sure what happened there?)
and weighing in at 8lbs 1oz and 20 1/4" long
at 1:18pm on Sunday September 13, 2009
I reveal to you the Mystery Snelson child...
Charlotte June Snelson








29 comments:

  1. Molly you did a great job!!! What a beautiful girl! Congrats!!!

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  2. wow wow wow..... So amazing! Im so proud of the 3 of you! She is so perfectly beautiful! You both just look perfect holding little Charlotte - such awesome parents! What a blessing! I cant wait to see her in person!

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  3. A-MAZING!!! She is SOOOO beautiful! I am so happy for you guys... many, many blessings to you!

    Love,
    Mrs. Knaup :)

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  4. she has my chin....true story Matt, Molly I could not be prouder thank you for a perfect grand daughter

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  5. Oh! Look at her looking at you! Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. ~Mindy

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  6. I WANT I WANT I WANT.

    you guys are so awesome! fo' real. and i think i'm in love all over again... your little june bug is the cutest thing EVER :)

    i know i've said it before, but we love you guys and are soooooo thankful to have you as new friends.

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  7. omg!!! she is so perfect! and molly, the shot of you kissing your baby girl brought me to tears!!!! you're a mamma now!!!!!

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  8. God gave you a gorgeous daughter!

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  9. awwww....she.is.gorgeous you guys!! blessings and health x 1 bigzillion to your new baby snelson bean! much love and blessings guys!

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  10. She is perfect! Congrats you guys!

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  11. B-E-A utiful!!
    Welcome to the World, Char!!
    You are loved by people you have yet to meet, supported fully by your family, and blessed to more than you know.
    Enjoy the view and love every min. of it!!

    Megan Humble

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  12. she is absolutely perfect!!! I am so proud of you guys, and we are overflowing with joy for you...and you will never see the world the same way again. much love!

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  13. Okay fine I'll say it... I cried reading this! SO thrilled for you two!!

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  14. AHHH I love her! And you guys of course! Great job you two! Child birth is like no other but look at this amazing little person you made! Wow, God's amazing! Let us know if you need anything, I'll be on the next train down if you call. Love you guys!

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  15. Awww!!! So sweet! It sounds like an amazing birth story! What a blessing from God!!!

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  16. Congrats to both of you for this adorable baby.
    My little finger tells me she will often be in front of the lens ;)

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  17. sooo so so so proud and happy and smiling for all three of you : ) : ) : ) many blessings to you beautiful Snelson fam ; )

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  18. What an incredible birth story! I am so happy for all of you. Charlotte is beautiful!!

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  19. She's totally my new favorite person...

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  20. I love all that hair! Mystery indeed... I love the picture of her gazing up at Daddy! : )

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  21. STOKED for you guys! She is already getting her modeling on! NICE! Gorgeous little girl guys, congrats and I KNOW you will rock as parentals!

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  22. OMG, she is gorgeous! Congratulations on such a tiny miracle ... We're sure she'll be holding a camera before you know it!
    ~xoxo
    Heather and Kimberly
    Style Unveiled.com

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  23. WOW! So let's go into details...how'd you make her? You guys must be amazing at that to make such a beautiful little girl. Freak. I need to meet her someday and welcome her to the world by taking her to yogurt land. I've heard they've got a secret menu with boob flavored yogurt. For babies only.

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  24. Beautiful story and a beautiful daughter! Congrats!

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  25. Adorable! Congratulations!!! I'm a friend of Carlie & Gab's and had to come over from their blog to see some baby cuteness!! What a blessing... enjoy every moment... even the crying, exhausted ones because they go by SO fast!! Congrats and great pics!!

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  26. Congratulations! As a six month veteran mum (as of tomorrow) I salute you! It's an incredible, inspiring, challenging journey... more so than pregnancy even... which is already so completely mind-blowing. Hold on to your hats!

    Sending you much love and many blessings!

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  27. Rashell and Marty FloresSeptember 29, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Congratulations to you both, she is beautiful!

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