Well the beautiful girl finally arrived!! She is so precious. We named her Sadie Jayne. Sadie was the only name the two of us agreed on, and Jayne is for Lauren's mother Jayne. We love this girl so much.
We were scheduled for an induction for November 5th and we thought there was no way she would come earlier. At about 10:15 Halloween night Lauren's water broke. We weren't sure what was going on or if we even needed to worry since we figured Lauren wasn't ready. We called the hospital and they told us to come in. We got admited about 10:45. Lauren started feeling contractions around 12. She started pushing around 7:10 am and the baby was born at 7:37am November 1st, on my Aunt Joyce's bday. Looks like you'll have to share it with Sadie Aunt Joyce! So Lauren was in labor for a total of about 10 hours. I know you math geeks are thinking I can't add, but daylight savings happened to be that night... which I thought would make it an even longer night, but all in all the night went by pretty quick. Here's the first picture taken of our beautiful little girl!!!
Here's the nurse weighing her. She came in at 6 pounds 10 ounces, 19 inches long... and for those of you who know or care... her app guard test was a 9.
Now that you have the gist of the story I'll just let you look at the pictures and I'll throw in a comment or two...
Because of the swine flu the hospital has a rule that only two people can visit... not at a time... only two specific people. So Lauren's mom and I were the only two people that were allowed to be in the hospital. So all of Lauren's family had to wait till we left the hospital to see the baby. We got away with a fast one though... one of the nurses that took care of us is in Lauren's family ward... She suggested that because Sadie's billi ruben score was high, that Brad come and help me give her a blessing. So we did just that and Brad got to come see her... And believe me... he was dying to see her. It took us a half hour to do a 5 minute blessing.
We were able to leave the hospital even though Sadie's billie ruben was still in the high risk zone... but as you can see below we had to take a tanning bed with us... poor thing has to stay under those lights unless being feed or changed. She is such a trooper... she hardly ever cries... Please keep her in your prayers so that her billie ruben count goes down and we don't have to keep her under the lights.
Just like in the tanning beds... which it really isn't a tanning bed... just some warm lights... Sadie has to have her eyes covered... and this is the only method they have to do that...