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 induction...one 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 day...it 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 way...it melted my heart. She had so many visitors and we loved it!
My sweet boys :)
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!