Baby Swartout!

coming to our home, summer 2010

That was fast… July 14, 2010

Filed under: updates — jen @ 8:23 am

Tim goes back to work tomorrow.  It’s hard to believe how fast those two weeks went.  I guess spending 2.5 of the days in the hospital didn’t help.  We also lucked out with the holiday, so he only took 9 vacation days, which means more days to take for family fun later.

I’m not worried about being solo all day, in fact part of me is a little anxious that the next 11 weeks will go too quickly, considering how quickly these past 2 went!  I just realized this morning, though, after Tim was up with her from around 4:30 or 5:00 until I woke up at 7:30, that we’re going to have to work on the overnight coverage, as Tim will need to get up and go to work.  Luckily for us, with his new job, sometimes he’ll only be commuting to the guest bedroom/his new home office.  Tomorrow, for instance, they are installing a business line for him, so he’ll actually be here all day, though he’ll have to be logged in and working … which will be nice, it’ll sort of wean me off of his being here all the time.  It’s been a wonderful two weeks.  The only downside is since I’ve been feeling up for doing something it’s been super hot & humid.  So yesterday instead of heading to North Bridge in Concord for a walk, we hit Target & Bed Bath and Beyond.

Ev is doing really great.  She’s been a little congested lately and we realized all the A/C was probably drying her out, so yesterday we got her a cute elephant humidifier (because an infant REALLY cares what their humidifier looks like).  Hopefully that will help.  She’s got frustrating fussy periods for sure, but we are usually able to get a decent night’s sleep (with a few breaks in there).  She’s changing so fast that while it’s exciting to see what little person she will turn into, it’s sad that her face already looks bigger and her belly/ribs look wider, and she’s got a double chin!  She’s already not the same tiny brand new baby!

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Evy July 8, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — jen @ 3:54 pm

Turns out I’ve been spelling Evelyn’s nickname “wrong” … only took Tim and I a week to realize we were spelling it completely differently (me “evie” him “evy”) and for me to realize the way I was spelling it looked like “eevee” instead of “eh-vee” … I’m blaming sleep deprivation!

 

Baby is Here! July 7, 2010

Filed under: baby pics,updates — jen @ 12:23 pm

Wednesday 6/30 was my last day at work.  I was looking forward to at least a few days off to run a few errands, finish a few projects, and do a little cleaning around the house… we went to bed around 10/1030 … at 12:30 I was awake and pretty certain my water had broken and was having mild contractions.  I waited a little while and then woke Tim and called the Dr.  Since we still hadn’t completely packed our bags it took us about an hour to get ready…

We got to the hospital around 2:45.  Little did we know we had a long day in store — we spent the entirety of Thursday in the hospital.

Evelyn Donna Swartout was born Friday 7/2/10 at 1:06 a.m.  She weighed 7 pounds, 6 oz and measured 20.5″

We were exhausted, and instantly in love!

See more pictures on Flickr, where you can download the original quality prints (right-click and choose your size and then choose “download this photo”), print with Snapfish (under Actions choose “order prints and more”), and eventually view videos we upload!

Evie’s Flickr Page

For those of you who are interested, Evie’s birth was natural (only a low dose of Pitocin after 17 hours of labor to get things moving) and I delivered her without any pain meds.  If you’re interested in doing the same I’d recommend you check out the following:

The nurses at the hospital where I delivered (Emerson) were awesome, as was my midwife, Sherri (AFA OBGYN).