Thursday, October 30, 2008


Aubrianna  (Brie)  Faith  Hirsch
born October 29th, 2008 at 2:24 am
7 lbs, 8 1/2 oz  ~  20 inches

She is FINALLY here! We're so excited!  Here's the scoop... I was having contractions and feeling oh so very pregnant. My doctor offered on Friday at my appointment to take me in on Tuesday or Thursday, since he would be out of town over the weekend. We didn't want to induce if she'd just come on her own, but then after talking and praying, decided we really wanted Dr. Watson to deliver. I was feeling sick on Monday and thought maybe it was coming soon. I was disappointed on Tuesday morning when I woke up and realized I made it through the night.  I called my doctor to schedule to get in on Thursday. He called me back at 12:30 pm, while my mom and I were at Walmart with all the kids picking up some things. He said- I can schedule you for Thursday, but you could come in this afternoon. No one's here now and I've got a couple women on Thursday already. How about you come in around 2:00pm?  I was like- are you kidding?!  So I talked to Gary and we decided to go ahead. I did explain that I was standing in Walmart and needed to do a few things and get kids situated before getting there. Now, only WE  would run to the post office (had to mail my brother's birthday was already late) and to the bank, etc. We got to the hospital and they gave me the lovely pill around 4:00pm. I love that thing. It isn't like petocin, and it just sent me over the edge with the contractions I was already having. We hung out and labored nicely- as nicely as labor can come. I got my epidural- praise God for modern medicine- and I was able to rest a bit. Little Aubrianna was holding out for her uncle's birthday. Her laboring was pretty uneventful, apart from the roomful of family and friends that hung out with us and enjoyed laughs through it until it was time to push. Here's the best part, and a testimony to the chiropractor- she entered the world in three sets of pushes, lasting only 9 minutes. The longest amount of time was spent waiting on the next contraction to push. I'm telling you people, if you're pregnant, GO TO THE CHIROPRACTOR. Bethany and Aubrianna's births were both only 3 sets of pushes in 8 & 9 minutes as opposed to Bekah and Belle who were 1 1/2 and 1 hour of pushing. There's my "push"- pun definitely intended. So, now Aubrianna shares my brother Jonathan's birthday...just like Bethany shares my sister Tiffany's birthday. We may need to have one more to share my brother Christian's birthday.  ;)
We are blessed beyond measure- so grateful for our new precious little princess. We are thankful for the way God has increased our family. Each little girl is so sweet and so her own person. We can't wait to see how Brie's personality develops. She's already showing to be pretty laid back and observant. We're thankful for a safe delivery, healthy baby, and healing Mommy. Mommy is feeling great. I think I was made to birth babies. :)   I am really thankful for my sweet husband, who is just the right kind of man to have 4 little girls. He is so supportive and wonderful during labor and the weeks of adjusting that follow. My family is SO wonderful, helping out however we need.  (And we miss JaJa and Tia, being so far away right now!) And we have amazing friends- some who stuck through to the end to see Brie's grand entrance- many who are helping out with food and kids and have expressed willingness to help out however they can. (We miss the Igos being away this week too..but we'll see you after Sunday!) We're overwhelmed with God's graciousness to us through all of you. Lots of love!

Little Aubrianna's first moments

My wonderful doctor, Dr. Watson

Proud Daddy- don't they look alike?!

Proud Grandparents- Poppy and Gammy and Mopa

Mommy and the girls- all FOUR of them!

The Biggest sister, Bekah (She is a little Mommy!)

Big sister Belle, giving a sweet kiss to the "baby" (She LOVES her!)

Big sister Bethany, patting the baby (We're gonna have to watch her!)

Our four precious little princesses!


SharonB said...

She is so precious! All your girls are precious!! How blessed you are!

Some of our news...Josh is engaged!

The Igo Family said...

She is SO beautiful! I can't wait to hold her! We will hopefully see you Sunday! Lord willing.

Jonathan said...

oh my goodness. all the girls.

its strange how similar bethany and belle look.... its eerie.

Jennifer said...

I am so glad that everything went well. I can't wait to see more pictures of her in the days to come!

Bride-to-Be! said...

Congratulations!! She shares David's birthday too!! She is beautiful!

tiffany said...

your babies are the most beautiful people on this earth. i've been showing everyone these pictures at the church. :]

can't wait to hold her. and all the other princesses too.