Here I am on delivery day.
We got to the hospital at 6am. I got changed into the lovely gown, they hooked up monitors and asked about 1,000 questions. At 7 am, they started my IV (and in true Audrey fashion, I got nauseas-but I kept it under control) and pitocin.
Here I am all ready to go, yes, notice the EMPTY puck bucket next to me.
At 7:30 my doctor showed up to break my water. By 8:30 I had my epidural in and working-I never really felt major contractions (having gone a long time the other 3 times, I would definitly say this was the way to go). At about 9:30 I started to feel some pain and pressure. They checked me I was 6cm. I got a second dose of epidural and after a few minutes was no longer feeling any pain, but I was still feeling pressure, so I had them check me again at 10am and sure enough there was baby. So they called the doctor and gave me the no laughing, sneezzing, coughing lecture. Doctor arrived at 10:30am, after 5 very short minutes, baby was here and screaming.
Here is Sydney Jo Jacobson at 10:35 am, in her first seconds of life.
She weighed 9 lbs 3 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Look at this not so petite little girl.
They got her all cleaned up.
Here she is during her bath and after with a pretty pink bow.
After school her brothers came by to visit.
These boys sure do love their little sister.
Here is mom with all her beautiful kiddos.
The boys were perfectly behaved at the hospital. Thanks to Space Chimps, suckers, and coloring books.
Here is one more picture of our beautiful baby Sydney.