Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Arrival of Pixie

So, the last photo in my pregnancy progression post was the day before I went into labor!
My water broke around 5:30pm on April 9th and I gave birth at 1:42pm on April 10th.
That was the hardest and craziest experience I've ever had!

This is how we did the delivery. It was so comforting to have Scott behind me coaching along with all the women. Unlike a lot of women I hear about, I actually told Scott that I loved him during transition. I was told afterwards that I made some people cry. They put the baby on my stomach while we waited for the cord to stop pulsing for Scott to cut it.

She came out looking so pink and perfect! 7 lbs 13 oz, 20.5 inches.

My poor baby and her black eye.

It was so fun to have her so alert right after birth. Obviously, I wasn't.

Such a proud daddy. He didn't want to let anyone else take her!

I had so much help and don't feel like I could have done it without these three women.
This is my Relief Society Pres. who is a certified midwife, but isn't practicing.
She did labor support with me.

Of course, my Mommy. The main person that got me through transition.

My sister. What else can I say? She was such a comfort.

Pixie with her Uncle.

With a her cousin.

Another cousin who completely adored her from the start.

Her only girl cousin. She thought it was pretty cool to hold a live baby doll!


Kizzie and Andy said...

Rebecca's kids are huge! Oh my gosh!!
I love all the pictures of little "Harlot"...or Etta! I so can't wait to see her!!! Congratulations!

Hopkins said...

CONGRATS! Oh I am sooo excited for you!!! Any name yet?? Oh I bet you are just exhausted! Let me know how everything is going!

The Palmers said...

She is so beautiful! Congratulations Karen and Scott!