9.25.2007

4:12 a.m.

First let me just say I have no idea how you ladies can push a baby's head through the birth canal. I'm still literally in awe of what I saw this morning.

Lacey was a champion. She pushed for 2.5 hours before the doc came in and performed an episiotomy so our little girl's head could push on through to the other side.

Naturally, she began life with a head of curly hair, and it is absolutely darling to see on an infant. She's got my hands because they're HUGE and Lacey's little chin (we both think she looks more like dad). She's only 90 minutes old, but singing calms her, and she really likes to lay next to her mom.

8 lbs. 7 oz.
20.5 inches long
Born at 4:12 a.m. almost 48 hours after Lacey's contractions began.

We're all exhausted.

- Russ

14 comments:

The Walkers said...

YAY!!! How exciting! Your blog was the first thing I checked this morning! I'm thrilled for the both of you! I can't wait to see pictures. Did you name your baby? Excellent job on keeping us all posted through out the whole process Russ! Congratulations!

Em said...

Wahoo! I'm also waiting with baited breath for photos and a name.
Get on that, will you? (jk)

Melanie said...

Congrats! I love that she has little curly hair. You are so tough Lacey!

Eric & Megan said...

YES!!! Can't wait to see her. Any ideas on a name yet? Get some sleep today while you can guys! Congrats!!!!!!!

Jessica Mary said...

AAAAAAAAhhhhh Lacey that's so exciting!!! (and Russ of course) Russ I must say I am so impressed with your updating and video taking. You do good work.
I'm so proud of you Lace, I hope you rest up and enjoy yourself, if that's possible. It sounds like you should be exhausted by now.

katherine lance & grace said...

congratulations. just an idea, katherine is a really beautiful name. get plenty of rest while nurses are spoiling you and your baby!

LittleFam said...

Yea! Congratulations to you both! Your baby and I have the same birthday! :)

SJ said...

Lacey you have such a cute husband! I am so happy for both of you and can not wait to hear more. Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!
I'm proud of you...

JD and Lindsay said...

Congratulations and way to go, I love all the updates!

Gregg and Lacey said...

yeah I'm so excited! I can't wait to see her. thanks for keeping us all updated. I just so happened to check your blog last night and I'm so glad I did. enjoy the new baby!

farn said...

Congrats! That is so exciting and I am happy that every thing went smoothly (beside the 48 hours of labor)! I can't wait to see pics!

adrienne pittson said...

congrats you two, now three! i'm so excited. not that you care, but my sister has her baby on the same day! so it is definately time to celebrate. good luck for the future! i love you.

Brooklyn said...

So it excited for you to finally have her here, but wow you are a champ! Sounds like the delivery was pretty long. All worth it though. Have fun with your little one.

The Sorensens said...

Hey, Congrats! I hope you are doing okay. I know what those long labors are like and healing from episiotomies are not the best either. Your daughter is adorable, and you are going to be a fantastic mother! It's fun to check in on you!

Christina (Wood)