Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Baby Sophia!!!

Baby Sophia was born on Tuesday, July 28th at 12:48 PM. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20.5 inches long.
We named her Sophia and the middle name is still to be decided. We are thinking of maybe Kay, which is my mom's middle name or maybe Olive which is Eric's mom's name. Maybe Olivia...we are not sure yet. It took me a while to decide if the name fit her. I knew it was right when each time I looked at her and called her Sophia, I got choked up. It must be her name.

Everything went so well! Here I am before the last time with her in my belly!
I had the best nurse, Bobbye! She was amazing and so helpful...loved her!
My awesome doctor, Dr. Russell Smith
For people like me, here are the details...We arrived at 8:15 to be induced at Alta View Hospital. I was dilated to a 4 when I arrived. They got me all set up and started the pitocin at 9:15 AM and then broke my water at 9:30. The contractions didn't get too strong until 10:40 or so. I got the epidural around 11: 30. Shortly after that I was a 5 and I was still feeling intense pain and struggling through the contractions, so I got another dose. I went from a 5 to a 9 in about 40 minutes and we got ready to push. Dr. Russell Smith came down and got ready to deliver. He sat down at 12:45, I pushed 3 times and she was born 3 minutes later at 12:48! I would deliver a baby any is so amazing!!!! They put her on my belly and the euphoria began!
She swallowed a bunch of fluid and so I was a little concerned. I didn't want to have the same experience that I had with Talon (he aspirated fluid into his lungs and it really messed up our initial bonding and we were so worried about him). She was breathing and just coughing up a bunch of fluid whereas Talon was purple and wasn't breathing. So, I thought she would be ok, but I was still on edge.
They had to take her to the nursery and watch her respirations and heart rate for a few hours. I was really hoping that the kids would be able to hold her, but she was still in the nursery and only parents and grandparents were allowed.
They saw her through this glass door that was actually supposed to remain closed, but it was open for some reason and the kids got a good look at her. Tyler asked me, "mommy, who is that? Is she coming our house?"
Around 4 PM the kids were about to leave but we heard a knock at the door and in came baby Sophia! So, they all got to hold her after all and it was so great. Talon and Tyler were so precious with her. They kept asking when they could hold her and when they could hold her again. I loved seeing my boys that melted my heart. She had so many visitors and we loved it!

My sweet boys :)

Cousin Tatum...
Cousin Sage
Cousin Seth
Aunt Rachelle
Grandma Dianne
Grandpa West
Me and my sweet sistersKristy and Emma
Great grandpa and grandma Drumiler
Grandma has a special way with babies. She adores them and talks and sings so sweetly to them.I just love this little girl. She has already made space in my heart for her.

Here is our new little family!


Trish said...

Congrats!! She is beautiful!!

Jennie said...

Congratulations Jaynann and family!! She's a beauty. What cute pictures of your little boys and Eric holding her. Nothing sweeter.

Rachel said...

I love her too. how sweet!! she is just too precious for words. I am so excited for you guys and I can't wait to see her. Audrey is excited (or I am, for her) to have a new little girl cousin.

Mimi said...

So sweet and beautiful! Congratulations! I am voting Kay for the middle name (that's mine). Looks like she has lots of people that love her and you! Hope all goes well these next few weeks. Glad to hear that she is here.

sst said...

She is so cute! I just love little babies to pieces. She has the same birthday as my Lucy. Congrats! Hopefully she will be able to come home soon. You are all in our prayers. We miss you guys.

Taryn and the boys said...

Jay she is so darling! What a cute little family you have. Tyler is getting so big I can't believe it. Hope all is going well with her. Let us know. Wish I was there to hold her and to help out some how. I'm coming to see her when we come home for Christmas. You look great.