Monday, May 25, 2009

I'm off...

6:50- I'm off to the hospital to meet Baby Chase!! I've been up for an hour because I couldn't sleep because I'm SO excited!
9:53- Just chillin at the hospital! =) I'm having some nice contractions (they are just a little bit painful) and playing on my computer. It's so fun I have internet access here! I was 3 cm and 70% effaced when I got here.
12:05- My Doctor broke my water (finally) and I'm just contracting along. I'm 4 cm and 80%...come on, Baby Chase- let's DO this! =)
2:15- I got my epidural and it worked perfect. Not totally numb but SO comfortable. Contractions? What contractions? =)
3:47- My nurse, my sister Anne and I were just hanging out and talking and laughing while my little nephew Luke napped away! My Dr came in to check on me and was like "OH! You're 100% and 10 cm. Let's do a practice push. Oooookay. No more practicing. Let's have this baby." I pushed and he came out in less than 6 minutes! Whew! Baby Chase weighed 7 lbs 15 oz and 21 inches long. He has a little bit of hair and is SO cute! He's quiet so far and snuggles very well!
9:12- What a great day!! Labor was about as perfect as labor can be. All of my family was able to come and hold Chase. Jackson gave Chase a kiss and a hug and really enjoyed his "I'm a big brother" present we got him. He spent the day with Gigi and Gpa and went to the zoo with Auntie Liz and Becky. Alan and I just split a personal pizza and Chase is sleeping quietly next to me. We are relaxing and watching Jon & Kate- oh the drama!!
From Spring 2009

A NEWBORN baby Chase very mad!
From Spring 2009

Mommy, Daddy, and Chase.
From Spring 2009

Auntie Megan and Scott and Chase!
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Auntie Becky, Auntie Annie, Chase, and Auntie Liz.
From Spring 2009

Daddy and Chase.
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Jackson meeting Chase (with fruit roll ups from his big brother gift bag).
From Spring 2009

Chase and Nana.
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Nana and Papa with their grandsons!
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Gigi and Gpa and Chase and Luke and Jackson. All their grandboys.

11 comments:

TiffanyNorris said...

Love the updates! You're too cute, momma! Sounds like things are going quite nicely. Praying for continued ease! Loves!

Jay said...

I am so happy that things went so well. Love to you all!

Another Blonde Moment said...

OH they are soo cute!

GavinsMom said...

Oh Sarah, I'm so happy for you!! What a precious and beautiful family. God is so good. I can't wait to see him!!

Marianne B Dean said...

Yaaayyy!!! I am totally jealous of your labor and delivery, by the way. ;)

♥ LyNnE ♥ said...

Congrats Girl :) He is absolutely precious! Jackson is going to be a great Big Brother :)

missmarble said...

Congratulations! He is just gorgeous - like his mama of course. Enjoy your sweet boy!

Jill Brochard said...

What a befire birth!! Congrats to all three of you!! Chase looks just as adorable as his big brother!

Rebecca R said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic birth! and you look way too good for someone who has just given birth!!!!
Beautiful photos!!

Kat Burris said...

Sarah! You mean to tell me that you had a baby and posted on my blog all on the same day? That is unbelievable. I'm so happy for you and Alan! Hopefully, I can come visit Chase soon! Email me your address so I can send you a baby warming things.. hahaha! My email is keburris@radford.edu! Loooove you!

Brenda said...

Dang girl, you keep having easy labors (induced, no less!) like that, you're gonna think this giving birth stuff is easy! ;)

Fantastic pictures - what a beautiful family! Congratulations!!