Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Good morning baby sophia!

Good evening world! Sophia was born on dec. 8 and weighed 6.5 lbs.
Mommy and Sophia the next day in matching pink! Such a girly girl. Mommy just had her starbucks, and Sophia had her breakfast.
Baby Sophia with her big blue eyes.

Welcome Sophia Jane!
Brandon and I are sitting here in bed beside little Sophia Jane, who weighed in at a healthy 6.5 lbs last night. After 20 minutes of pushing, Sophia entered the world crying, alert and full of life! Her eyes were wide open.

Sophia had blond hair, blue eyes and beautiful lips!
She was born on 12/8/08 in room 8 at 6:58!

We got to the room yesterday at 9 a.m. for a scheduled induction. I was 39 weeks and 3 cm dialated. The nurse, Dori, started my pitocin around 10:30 a.m. Brandon went down for lunch around 11:30 a.m., and I was still dialated around 4 cm.
While Brandon was at lunch my contractions started to get a lot stronger. It was amazing how strong my contractions were -- I was sitting there trying to breath through them on the birthing ball thinking, "Lord, how do these women do it au naturel?" It really took a lot of concentration at 3 cm or 4 cm.

Around 4 p.m. the nurse came in and broke my water. At this point, I was still 4 cm. After they broke my water, the whole thing went so quickly! I went from 4 cm to 9 cm in an hour and a half! Brandon had gone down to get some dinner.

Brandon got a call that said, "Hurry up! I am 9 cm!" We waited for an hour for my doctor to come and then we got ready to push.
I was seriously terrified at the idea of pushing because last time I had to push for two hours. I remember telling Brandon, "don't make me push!" Brandon was a great coach though and took my yelling at him pretty well. I told him, "You keep pushing!" after he was encouraging me to push. The pushing only lasted 20 minutes, but it really wore me out.

I kept on imagining an end zone and thinking that every push brought me closer to the end zone. I also kept doing yoga breathing, which was really helpful.

Sophia was born at 6:58 p.m. and last night went really well. I am staying on gtop of my pain meds, which I didn't do last time. Sophia also is doing a great job breastfeeding. She has had two poops and is wearing a pink outfit with a styling green hat.

We feel so blessed to be a family of four now. God is so good!
Brandon, Erin, Ava and Sophia


christina said...

Can't wait to see her. I can't tell who she looks like but she has very long fingers.

Empie said...

We are so happy for you guys! She is adorable! How's big sister Ava doing? Can't wait to see you all.
Love you,
Emily, David, and Wesley

Empie said...

Sweet baby! Thanks for sharing your joy.
Aunt Shearon and Uncle Lynn

Manda said...

Happy Birthday Sophia!

Jay and Sarah Sandidge said...

Congratulations!!! She's beautiful and you look pretty darn good too! I'm so happy for you guys. Love ya.

Matt and Evie Stark said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! She's precious!