Wednesday, September 5, 2007

More of Rebecca

For those of you who would like to know, here is a short version of Rebecca's birth story. I really had an uneventful pregnancy and was hoping for an "easy" birth also, but at my 38 week appointment we found out that Rebecca had flipped and was now breech. In talking with our doctors we decided to try an external version where the doctor manually turns to baby by pushing on it from the outside. It was an uncomfortable procedure, but successful. This was on Tues. August 28. I did have some bleeding and the doctors decided I had best stay over night to make sure that the bleeding stopped and my water didn't break. The next day we finally got checked out of the hospital around 4pm. The doctors did not want me to go back to work so we thought we would just wait until our little one decided she was ready. But at 6am the next morning the doctor called and said he had double checked some of my labs and thought is was necessary for me to come back in. We returned to the hospital and I was induced at 9:30 am. Mentally and physically we got ourselves ready to have this baby. I labored until 1am on Friday and was still stuck at 5 cm dilated. The doctors thought it would be safest for the baby to do a C-section. So at 2:16am Rebecca Grace was born.
Here is Dan cutting the cord.

Rebecca weighed in at 7 pounds and 11.8 ounces.

Our first family photo.

Rebecca's first bath.

Although she did have a rough start to life and was bruised up, you'ld never know it by this picture - she's a sleeping beauty.


  1. YEEEEEAAAAH! Congratulations! She looks cute, and you look great in the picture too sarah! Amazing. I hope you recover quickly. So much for school work!:)

  2. Congrats Dan & Sarah!!! The poor baby-girl looks battered but adorable!I'm glad all is well, we miss ya Dan--stay in touch~~

  3. Congratulations! We rejoice in the birth of a healthy baby. We hope that you all feel better soon. Exciting days are yet to come!


  4. Wow! Sarah and Dan, God has truly blessed you! Praying for you all! Rebecca is beautiful! Congrats!