Saturday, November 22, 2008

More Pictures of the Birth Day

Disclaimer: Dan and I have never managed to have a camera with us for the birth of our children. So, this was our first birth with a working camera, and we tried to make up for past births by taking pictures of every thing and every body. Feel free to skip this post if the content is too boring :)

Here I am shortly after arriving at the Family Birth Center reception area. This was between contractions. I wanted to document my belly at its biggest:



Here I am in the triage room. They had just measured my cervix and told me I was an 8. Dan told me to put up 8 fingers and took this shot. I don't know why I look so happy...this must have been between contractions, too:



This is my anaesthesiologist (i.e. favorite person in the whole world). We waited for this shot until the epidural kicked in:



This is the doctor that delivered my baby. I had never met her before, but I liked her a lot. Dan had promised the boys a picture of the crochet hook they use to break my water, so here it is, moments before being put to work:



Thanks to the exquisite timing of Naomi's birth, Bug was able to be with us for the big event. The whole thing happened while all three of my older children were at school:



Here is Naomi's first photo op with her papa. She has been cleaned up and properly swaddled.



This is my labor & delivery nurse, Michele. She was the best:

16 comments:

Dana said...

Wow, you don't look very big. YOu look so cute!! I don't blame you for wanting lots of pictures. What an awesome day!!

LL said...

You look adorable!!! Great job getting in there early enough for an epidural. I never managed that one. :-)

BECKY said...

I really don't think it's fair that you only gained 9 pounds, and almost 7 of that was shed in the form of a sweet baby girl!
She's perfect. I was serious about stealing her from you. I'll have to wait until you're not looking, though.

Jill said...

Congrats Andrea! I'm glad everything went well and fast! We can't wait to meet her!

AndreaF said...

Big Congrats on bringing little Naomi into the world. What a sweet-pea. And you look beautiful Andrea. I am glad everything went well and that you were able to get that epidural!! I can't wait for more pics. Love to you all!

nickyfish said...

Congratulations on a beautiful baby girl! I'm so happy for you--you look terrific!

Kamity said...

Jeez, Andrea, I have so much to live up to! At your BIGGEST you don't look very big! I'm so jealous.

Ben, Telia and Aeden said...

Great job! I love all of the smiling pictures. YOu make delivery look so easy.

The Rackleys said...

Andrea,

She is beautiful!!! And I love hearing birth stories. Thanks for telling yours. You guys are the best and I can't wait to get to know your little girl.

Brie said...

Andrea, you look wonderful. And Naomi is beautiful. Congratulations!
I don't know if I'll ever be able to crochet again without thinking of your water breaking.

Rasheta Family said...

Yeah for you. Good job mom! Congratulations on your new addition. Thanks for all the updates. Every birth experience is so different!
Anissa

Seth and Sharon said...

You didn't even look close to full term pregnant in that picture! Congratulations! I'm glad it went so well, she is a beauty!

heather said...

She is such a cutie...send us your address! Good job mom.

Lisa said...

So great, we're so happy for you guys!

Jordan said...

What a cutie! And you and Dan look so happy to welcome her- congratulations!

nickyfish said...

Andrea and family! Happy New Years! Oh yes, and I hope you had a Merry Christmas too. Can't wait to meet Naomi--I hope everyone is happy and well at your home. We miss you all. Love, Nicole