Monday, December 5, 2011

And then there were three...

This year I got the best belated birthday present I could have ever gotten...Sawyer decided (with a little help from the doctors) to make her grand entrance!  So I will start from the beginning.

Barry and I left for the hospital last Wednesday night around 12:30 am.  My parents and sister Brie had come up that evening after work, so we left them at our house and made the trip to the hospital.  Here are my very last pregnancy pics at 39 weeks - including Lori of course...taken at midnight...hence the super tired look!



It was very surreal knowing that we would be going as two and leaving as three.  I was super emotional on the way there...mostly scared of the unknown of what I was about to go through...we said a prayer for our new family and a healthy baby girl and headed in.

It was 3 am by the time we were done getting all settled in and I was hooked up to all the machines so we tried to get some sleep - I was a little bit more successful than Barry was because I had the help of a sleeping pill!

Around 4:30 am the nurse came in and started the Pitocin to get labor started.  I slept through most of that too and didn't wake up until about 7:30 when the doctor came in to break my water.  And then we waited...

I got an epidural around 8:30 that morning - I got it early because it was then or wait for a while.  The anesthesiologist had some schedule c-sections so I needed to get it in between her surgeries.  And we waited some more...

There was a little of this...


and some of this...


and visiting with family that had come to see us.  How cute is this "I love Sawyer" shirt that Becky made for Cora??


I started pushing around 1:00.  Here is the before:


And about 40 minutes later...


The whole thing went so quickly and I didn't feel a thing.  It was so much easier and less scary that I had anticipated.  

Sawyer Beth Boening was born at 1:39 pm weighing 6 pounds 2 ounces and measuring 18.5 inches in length.  She is so perfect!  


We spent the next couple hours hanging out as a family and being in awe of the miracle that is our baby girl.  She got to meet her grandparents...



Her Aunts Becky and Brie...



And her cousin Cora...who isn't quite sure what to think of her!


So far Sawyer has been a great baby, and Barry is an even better daddy!  I couldn't ask for a better dad for my daughter.


I have so many more pictures and the rest of the story of our hospital stay to document.  Sawyer is one lucky girl - we had tons of family come to visit us her in the hospital but right now its my turn to snuggle her so they will have to wait until tomorrow!

2 comments:

  1. .....tear. She is so precious. I love your little family :)

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