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!
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:
- Your Best Birth – great book
- The Business of Being Born – great little documentary you can stream on Netflix
- Mothers and Company – we took their awesome 6 week natural childbirth class – we learned so much and that’s what got us through it!
The nurses at the hospital where I delivered (Emerson) were awesome, as was my midwife, Sherri (AFA OBGYN).