SHE IS HERE!
Introducing our sweetest little angel girl to the world, Lemon Elizabeth Buset, born at Trillium Hospital, on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 at 3:39 AM. Weighing 5lbs 13oz.
ANDREW AND I ARE IN LOVE.
We still cannot believe she is really ours…
If you’ve been following my journey for a while, you know that we struggled a bit with fertility. So, it’s unbelievably surreal that she is actually here in my arms. We cannot stop staring at her, watching her every facial expression, obsessed with the way she smiles at us, and we even love cleaning her dirty poop diapers.
The story behind her name:
Basically came from the app The Bump. When I was 13 weeks pregnant, we were in Thunder Bay, breaking the pregnancy news to Andrew’s family. The Bump app said the baby was the size of a lemon, and as we were reading up on 13 weeks, Andrew turned to my belly and just blurted out “Oh my little Lemonina!” I was instantly obsessed with the name Lemonina and wanted to name her that. Andrew was a hard no on Lemonina. LOL. But since that day, we’ve been calling her Lemon or Lemmy inside my tummy.
So, when she was born, and it came time to name her, we both looked at her, and KNEW we had to name her Lemon. It was what we were calling her throughout my entire pregnancy, and we just loved it.
Her middle name, Elizabeth, is after my mom and Andrew’s twin sister.
So, she’s our precious little Lemmy Girl.
QUICK BIRTH STORY:
I feel like a good birth story needs to be shared. There are too many horror birth stories out there. I had a REALLY great experience, so I’m going to share the quick version of my birth story. If you want more details, I have an Instagram highlight called Lemmy – you can check it out there.
Okay, Tuesday, March 8th (International Women’s Day) at around 5 PM is when my contractions started. Very lightly. We decided to chill and see how things go. But we were getting things ready for the hospital – bags, car seat, pillows, gifts for nurses, etc. I had a million things packed for the hospital. I’m an over-packer in general, so I was preparing a month long stay at the hospital LOL. Andrew wanted to kill me with the number of things I packed.
Anyway, after getting organized with that, I decided to paint my nails. As one does when they’re about to head into labour…
After doing one hand, my contractions got so bad that we had to leave to the hospital immediately. I never got to finish my other hand. LOL.
Once we got to the hospital, I was about 4ish cm dilated and was in A LOT of pain from the contractions. I asked for the epidural immediately. This was always a part of my birth plan, BTW. I wasn’t even going to try birthing a child without the drugs. I ended up getting the epidural about 1.5 hours later. The pain was excruciating before the epi. Andrew was also not allowed in with me for the two hours that I was in extreme pain. Thanks Covid…
Once I got the epidural, Andrew was allowed in, and everything was GLORIOUS. The pain was totally bearable, in fact, there was almost no pain at that point. I was able to kick back and relax.
A couple of hours later, the nurse came to check me, and realized I had gone from 5cm to 9cm in just two hours. She, among other nurses were pretty shocked that I had dilated so quickly. It was basically time to push.
Once the pushing started, everything moved SO quickly. And within 5 pushes, the baby was out! I had pushed her out in 18 minutes. I didn’t feel a thing. Ring of fire? What’s that? It was SUCH a smooth experience! The nurses and doctor’s were shocked at how quickly everything happened, considering this was my first child. Of course, she was a wee little one weighing 5lbs 13oz, so I’m sure that helped!
Andrew was my ROCK that day. He was so involved and right in there, helping me push and cheering me on. I knew from the start he would be amazing at this, but mannn, watching him in action that day really blew me away.
And the nurses…oh the nurses. They are doing God’s work. I have nothing but amazing things to say about the nurses at Trillium Hospital. They were so helpful, knowledgeable, sweet, kind, and caring. They were with me every step of the way. I’m the type of person that needs to know EVERYTHING. I want to know every step of what’s happening, and the nurses were so patient and wonderful.
Overall, the entire labour process took 7 hours. It was a DREAM, and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Nothing scary to tell over here. She is healthy, beautiful, and the most precious girl in the world.
It’s been almost two weeks with our girl now, and because I like to keep it real, sleep deprivation is fucking brutal…
We are tired, sleepy, and breastfeeding is challenging. But every moment with her is a dream.
Okay – what kind of baby content are you guys into? As mentioned before, I will keep the content on the blog still very much beauty + lifestyle focused. However, I have a baby now, and I will share some baby/motherhood content. It only makes sense, so let me know what you guys want to see on the blog.
Xx, kim (& Lemmy)
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