Welcoming Evelyn


First Family Photo with Evi      Evelyn Kristine       Going home with Evi
Birth Story
Some of the Cool Stuff that people made for Evi
Pregnancy pics

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Birth Story

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!

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Pregnancy pics

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. 

Sierra on the phone                  becky at 39 weeks with #2                        becky at 39 weeks with #2