That's Skyler with an E... for many of you who have wondered. Thank you so much for your prayers, emails, calls, hospital visits, meal offers, facebook comments, etc... we have been well loved and this has been such a fun experience. We had a really smooth birth and Skyler is perfect and healthy and beautiful! Wallace was her first visitor and he's very interested in this tiny baby. Little does he know... she's staying home with us and he has to live with her...
The birth rundown (short version): Born March 7th at 2:45pm. Weighing 8 lbs, 2 oz. Measuring 20 inches. About 4 hours of labor and 2 big pushes. A relatively quick and easy birth with lots of snuggle skin time right afterwards.
(Longer version): I was scheduled to be induced Saturday morning (because of high blood pressure). It was weird to have a date and time of when our baby would enter the world but made it nice for planning our day and getting Wallace taken care of, etc. We dropped him off at my parents house Friday night after getting frozen yogurt together as our last "family of 3" outing. Then Rian and I got Chinese food for dinner, went home, packed things up, spent some time praying, relaxing, and getting ready for sleep. We slept horribly, so excited and anxious for the next day. I woke up at 4am with contractions 5 minutes apart, making me feel good about being induced... she was ready to come on her own anyway. I was also already 3 cm dilated, as of my last doctor appointment. We got to the hospital at our appointment time, 8:30am and my contractions had gone away so I was really comfortable. We were finally settled in our room and I got a small pitocin drip at 10:45am, got my epidural at 1pm, started pushing at 2:40 and Skyler was born at 2:45. I was able to hold her right away for about an hour and she was pretty excited to start breastfeeding which was encouraging.
The first visitor
Skyler, a few minutes old
Dr. Zepeda and nurse Kim
Wallace, scoping out his new sister