Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What was I thinking??!?

I cannot believe I never posted these pictures!!!  I guess a year ago I was a tad bit preoccupied and it didn’t even cross my mind.  Our doula ended up being more of a photographer than anything else, but I’m glad she captures the moments.

So here’s the birth story from a year ago, via pictures.

Just getting settled in. IMG_4992

Contractions starting.IMG_5014

It’s funny, I don’t really remember the pain at all now.IMG_5028

I absolutely could not have given birth without Mark’s help.IMG_5040

He was at least 10x’s more beneficial to me than the doula was.IMG_5048

Finally dilated to 10cm’s!IMG_5070

My first look at her.IMG_5092

Yep, I cried when I first held her, and I still cry every time I think about that moment. IMG_5102

The nurses called her “extra cheesy”, meaning she had lots of gunk on her.  Took them a while to get it all off.IMG_5107

Apparently my adrenaline is still kicking at this point.  A few minutes after this I got so tired I couldn’t keep my eyes open for the life of me.  They don’t call it labor for nothin’…. IMG_5119

Our brand spankin’ new blueberry.IMG_5124

She was a rather large blueberry…IMG_5140

Mark was enamored with her from the first moment he saw her, and he still is.IMG_5149

They all look like little aliens when they first time out, but she looked perfect to me. IMG_5168

This is when her bruising started showing up.  You can see a few on her arm here.IMG_5196

She was so tiny!!IMG_5199

Us with our doula, Julie.IMG_5214

Daddy and brand new daughter.IMG_5216

We’re both tuckered out!IMG_5236

Here you can see the bruising on her head some.  Poor little thing.IMG_5243

Our cutie-patootie!!IMG_5280

Our little glow worm.  (She had jaundice so she had to be on those lights quite a bit the first few weeks of her life.)  IMG_5341

I think this was taken the day after she was born.IMG_5325

I can’t believe how big she is now, compared to what she was a year ago!  It’s amazing!IMG_5337

1 comment:

Elsbit said...

Look at how chubby her cheeks were! Yay for posting these pics!

Time to pop out another one eh? lol.