Some of the Cool
Stuff that people made for Evi
Evelyn Kristine was born on
Sunday, May 27, at 2:53 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs, and measured 19.5
inches long. The day she was born we had planned to go do work
out at Grandma and Grandpa's house. I was having a few
contractions in the morning, but wasn't sure if it was the "real thing"
yet since I had been having contractions off and on for several
days. We went out to their house anyway, since we could just zip
back whenever we needed to.
About mid morning it was pretty clear that it was "real" labor, but the
contractions were still 10 minutes apart and not really getting closer,
so Grandma and Sierra and I were hanging out on the front porch and
Jonathan and Grandpa were laying in the railroad ties for a
flowerbed. Around noon we figured we should go in to get some
lunch when all of a sudden the contractions went from 10 minutes apart
to 4 minutes. After the second one at four minutes I said that if
the third one was also at 4 minutes I would call the doctor. The
doctor said to come in to the hospital reasonably soon, but if I felt
like I wanted to take a shower first, that I could probably do
that. I did feel like it, so I jumped in the shower in between
contractions and rinsed off, and Jonathan and I jumped in the car and
headed to the hospital.
The plan was that Grandma and Grandpa would take Sierra to our house
and put her down for her nap and then Grandma would come over to the
hospital for the birth. Jonathan and I arrived at the hospital at
about 1pm and they got me into triage, but didn't actually check me
until nearly 2pm, at which point I was at about 8cm, although my water
hadn't broken yet. At this point I realized that my mom wasn't there
yet and vaguely remembered that we were actually going to call
her. When Jonathan called her, she was still reading Sierra's
stories, so Grandpa had to peek his head in and tell her to get a move
on. Meanwhile, they rushed me up to the delivery room and I was
waiting for anesthesia to come and give me the epidural. My mom
got there just before anesthesia did (at about 2:50), but the doctor
wanted to check me before they started giving me the epidural.
When she did, she said that we should just push and have the baby,
which we did. Evi was born at 2:57.
When Sierra woke up from her nap around 4 or 4:30, Grandpa brought her
over to meet the new baby. While I typically at least attempt to accomplish a lot during
naptime on any given day, this definitely tops them all!
Below, you can find pictures of Sierra calling friends and
relations about her anticipated little sister, and a few shots of Mommy
at 39 weeks.