Monday, March 30

Welcome to the World Hanalei!

Well...we did it! Rusty was so brave! On Monday the 23rd I went into the Hospital because I had a little bit of water leaking through the night. Not enough to think my water broke but enough to make Rusty and I not be able to sleep. We went in and after a few hours and a few tests we we told it's probably "shi shi" meaning pee. Thanks alot. They said if it kept happening to come back in. It did keep happening. Every night just a little leaking. Sorry for those of you who are grosed out. Finally, Thursday, I was conserned enough to go back in and prepared to hear I was just peeing my self again. SUre enough thats what they started telling me after the first few tests. The last test they ran came back positive and that I did have ambiotic fluid leaking out of me...not pee.
So I called Rusty and he came over. They had already started inducing me at 3:30 pm. I felt fine for a while until my water really broke. Then all those contractions I was watching on the monitors actually had an a feeling to go with it. A mean feeling. The pain came quick. Quicker than the nurses and Doctors were expecting. I asked about pain relief and when I should get the epidural. They said we usually wait till your dilated to a 4. On Monday I was dialted to a three. THey checked me and I was at an 8-9. DRUGS NOW! I was going quick. I was just waiting for them to say its too late. Then I would have killed someone. I got the drugs and as soon as they kicked in I could tell I had made the right choice.
Not 20 mins later I was ready to push. The nurse got the doctor and we were going. I pushed for about 15 mins and they said one more big one should do it. It did Hanalei came out with her hands up by her head. She was diving out. Rusty instantly got emotional which was a surprise to me. It made me love him even more. I was just happy for it to be done and have my baby in my arms.

Hanalei Victoria Rueckert
born March 26th 2009 at 8:01 pm
6 lbs 14 oz
19.5 in


She looks just like her Daddy





My Favorite Picture...She has her mamma's long chicken legs and she loves to stretch em out

24 comments:

Ryan and Megan said...

I am speechless!!! I am so excited for you guys. Lala, you look super hot in all of your pictures too. Wow. Speechless. She is beautiful. I can't believe you have a baby!! Guess what, there has been a package sitting on our kitchen table with Hanalei's name on it for the past few weeks now. Maybe I should send it?? :) Ryan and I are so excited for you!!! We love Hanalei and can't wait to meet the newest ruekert, I'm thinking she's going to be pretty cool.

tanyawhite said...

congratulations! You look amazing, as usual! She is beautiful!

Heather Bitsch said...

Hooraaaayyyy!!!! Congratulations, I am so happy for you two and sweet little Hanalei! She is such a cute, I love those long, streched out legs. What a doll!

mel said...

yeah!!!! Congrats. :) I love that last photo. Guess you can't be the 3 yr old in the fam anymore huh? 's okay. always will be to me...

Julie Burns said...

Congratulations!!! I LOVE the pictures :D You do look GREAT after just giving birth! I cant wait to meet little Hanalei LOVE YOU GUYS!

Kelsey Kamauu said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! We are so glad Hanalei is here and to hear that everything went well - (especially glad you got an epidural in time - yikes) Love the pictures and YAY! We need to bring you dinner and come meet her soon! So happy for you and your cute little family. :)

iMaLLheaRt said...

Congratulations!!

Heather Hastings said...

sus i am sooo excited for you guys she is beautiful !!!! i can't wait to see her !!! it is so great being a mommy huh!!! it is a big change but a wonderful change!! i am glad everything went well and she is perfect!!!

Peter and Jen Bell said...

I am so excited for you guys! I love the pictures and know you will be wonderful parents. Love you.

Erin and James said...

yay! congrats! she is sooo precious and teeny tiny! I love it! you two look fabulous, esp you right after pushing out a baby! congrats to you mommy and daddy!

Jennifer said...

I have been checking sooo many times a day. It is so great to finally see my newest niece. You guys did good. She is a total hottie. I love that she is so relaxed those legs and hands look totally easy going!!!! Glad the Doc's finally gave up thinking you were a bed wetter! Congrats Sus and Rusty!!!! Hope you're having fun with Grandma!

Crazy Black family said...

Sus... congrats!! Glad you made it in time for the epidural. Those things are heaven sent... man! And SO is the little one. She's soo cute. I hope you have lots of fun with her. :) YAY!

shelly said...

She is beautiful! I know she was worth all the pain you went through. Hey, was that "Wilcox" I just saw on her birth card? It looks like you still have not changed your last name:) It took me 2 or 3 years before I did it.

Scott and Laura said...

Yay! So exciting! We are very happy for you guys! What a cute family! :)

Olya and Alex Tyltin said...

Good job! You are amazing! Love you!

Built Ford Tough said...

Yay for baby Hanalei!!! Bella and I are going to call you right this second. Can't wait to talk to you :) Love you congrats to my bestest friend! PS Rusty you're the man. I seriously love the picture of Rusty giving his baby girl a kiss.

Kirsten said...

YEAH! I am so excited for you guys! She has the longest little legs and is sooooo darn cute! I can not wait to meet her!! She totally looks like Rusty. And oh my gosh woman, I cannot believe you were dialated to an 8 before you got an epidural. I was freaking out when I read that. She came so quick. I wish we lived closer to you guys so we could help out!! Love ya Suz!

sweetieabbott said...

I am so excited for you guys! She is so beautiful, I can't wait to meet her!

The Shoogs said...

Congrats guys. She's beautiful. Hopefully the recovery is going well for you. Good Luck. We will be seeing you around.
ShawnDawg

Tiffany J said...

The picture of the three of you (head shot) is SO priceless! I love daddy's teary happy expression! It had my eyes watering!!! We're so happy for you guys! She's beautiful!

Jess said...

Holy crap! She is beautiful! I think she's gonna be a supermodel. Already showing off her long skinny legs. Congrats on your gorgeous little family!

sheila said...

Congrats Lala and Rusty. When I read this it gave me so many memories of labor. HORRAY for epidurals eh!? I was like you too, where the 'water' came out slow like pee- the movies throw you off so much, it doesn't even come as a gush like they show it. anyways. she is small and adorable and we're glad you are all ok.
Congrats and I hope you ALL can find some zzzzzs lately.

Lindsey and Jordan said...

Aww I love that last picture too! Such a cutie, can't wait to spend many long lazy days at the beach with her :) ...and you of course!

Georgia said...

Congrats on your cute cute girlie!I had my 2nd 3 weeks ago and got to the hospital at 8-9 cm but it was too late for drugs...he was born half and hour later...ouch...by the way I love that you called pee "shi shi" thats what they call it in Bazil and I grew up with that word and it made my heart laugh :D