Friday, May 7, 2010

She's here!

Sarah Jane has finally arrived! I started having contractions on Saturday, April 24th around 2:30 in the afternoon. They were never super strong until that night around 11. Even then, they weren't regular...or so I thought. By Sunday around noon I gave in and called the hospital to explain what I was feeling. I had several friends tell me I should just call and explain, so thanks to all of them! The nurse I spoke with said to come on in and get checked out. So I took a shower, picked up a few things around the house and ate some lunch. When we got there the nurse checked me and I was dilated to a 4 and 90% effaced. She looked at us and said, "Oh yeah, we're having a baby today." Daniel and I just looked at each other and laughed. There was no turning back! They then moved us into a labor and delivery room. After about an hour the anesthesiologist came in and explained that if I wanted an epidural I would need to do it then because she was on her way to the ER with three trauma cases and didn't know when she would be able to get back upstairs. Since I had technically been having contractions for 24 hours Daniel and I decided to go ahead and get it. I was dilated to a 5 at that point and never felt a thing after! I'm definitely a fan of epidurals!
We had lots of family and friends visit while we were in labor which was wonderful because it was a little boring. However, the next 7 or so hours seemed to fly by. At 10 PM our nurse Rochelle said oh you're ready to start pushing. I couldn't feel a thing! She called in the doctor and 30 minutes later little Sarah was here! She said hello to us by crying! They didn't even have to clear her throat to let her show off her lungs! Sarah weighed 7 lbs and was 19 inches long. We are so happy to have her here!
Proud Papa!


Sarah Frost said...

Sarah is beautiful! Such a sweet little baby girl! I cannot wait to meet her in person and to know that Baby Girl Walker will have an instant playmate!

Leslie said...

Such great pictures! Thanks for letting us hang out with you in labor!

chandra said...

Who took that picture of Sarah on the cream blanket? It looks so good. Thanks for posting. I hope your doing well!

Kari said...

Chandra, my MIL was holding her...that's her nightgown! I took the pic!