Monday, April 15, 2013

And then there were four

At least once a day Matthew and I look at each other wide-eyed and say "We have kidS" (emphasis on the purality) or "We have TWO girls" or "There are TWO car seats in our car" some other variation of holy buckets how is this possible?

We love it, though. Here's the birth story, and a few pictures:
We were supposed to go in on Saturday to be induced, but I got a call Friday morning and long story short, because they were going to be shortstaffed on Saturday and I would just be "on call" for my induction, they had me come in Friday afternoon instead. Which made Friday morning very busy and exciting, getting last minute things done and making and adjusting arrangements for everything.

We went in at 3pm, got the IV, signed papers, got the epidural, started pitocin, and then had my water broken. Before they did anything, I was dilated to a 3 and apparently having contractions every 20 minutes (I wasn't feeling all of them). When my water was broken at 5:30, I was at a 4. My parents got there a little around 6:45 or so, and at 7pm I was dilated to a 7. At 8:15 I was at a 10.
So things moved pretty fast. I might add that my epidural was awesome. I hardly felt anything at all. Some discomfort with contractions when I was at a 6-7, but a few pushes of the epidural button took care of that, and really, it was a very calm and serene process. It was fantastic. I pushed for about 7 minutes, and poof! Our baby girl was born.

Sarah Elisabeth
8 lbs 4 oz
19.5 inches
Practically perfect in every way :)
 Natalie really wanted to help carry the baby in :)


rick and cheryl said...

She is so beautiful! I don't rem'ber Natalie having that dark of hair. I'll have to go back and look. LOVE her name! Congrats to all. And Natalie is a wonderful big sister! What a cutie! Enjoy! All of us are so excited to meet her!

Katie Sheffield said...

Congratulations!! She is so adorable. Welcome to the world of multiple children. so many fun times to come.

Aubrey said...

YAY! Congrats Steph! What a darling family.