Saturday, August 16, 2008

Who needs a doctor?


Well.... it is hard to believe, but we have a baby girl!

And we did it without a doctor!

Serious contractions started around 2:00 this morning, so I woke Josh up and we packed the bags (and cleaned the house a bit more). After waking all the family up with phone calls, we headed to drop Ty and Bryce off at Tim and Melaina's place (thanks guys!) and headed to the hospital. We basically got right in, because it was a slow night with very few people. They had the epidural stuff waiting in the room for us after we were admitted, and I wasn't feeling too much pain after 5:30 or so.

The nurses kept calling my doctor, but he wasn't available, so we knew we would get the on call doctor instead. They called her several times, and told us that she would make it because she lives across the street. The nurses tried to slow things down so that she would make it, but after a couple of minutes (without me pushing), it was clear that Lainey was coming without the doctor. So the nurses basically caught her, and she was here just like that! Funny that my folks from Texas can make it, but the doc across the street can't...

A couple of notes: The boys didn't go back to sleep, so they have been up with Tim and Melaina since 3:00. We are in the same room that Preston and Sara used at the hospital. She looks like Bryce, but has a full head of dark hair. Ty already asked where her tee-tee was. Lainey Jean is 6 pounds even, and 17.5 inches long!

12 comments:

Melanie said...

Congrats! Can't wait to meet her! Everyone should be so lucky to "cook" babies as fast as you :-)

Emily said...

Where's her bow? Just kidding. Congratulations!

ChandraJoy said...

Congrats!! We can't wait to meet her!

Audrey said...

Adorable! Congrats to you guys!

Kimberly said...

Yea! I am so thankful she is here safe and sound. I can't wait to see more pictures on your blog!

The Keltners said...

Congratulations on a beautiful baby girl!!!

Jessica said...

You guys certainly make beautiful babies! Congratulations! I expect to see you at church next Sunday??

brittney3282 said...

Congratulations! I was great getting to see her so soon!!

Mindy said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys! What a blessing!

Becca said...

She is so adorable!!!! I cannot wait to meet her! I hope you guys are doing well!
LOVE YOU!!

Cheryl said...

She is AWESOME!!!! So beautiful in person too! Congratulations on your newest blessing!

Adam, Heidi and Baby Chelsea said...

Wow Jen- congrats. Way to go girl. I am eager to meet here. xoxox