Savannah Jane arrived 3 weeks early! She was born on February 19th instead of March 10th. The doctor estimates she was really only a week early because when I had my ultrasound she measured to be almost two weeks bigger. We are so happy she is here with us. Stephen and I cannot get enough of her and can hardly believe she is ours. I never knew you could have so much love for someone so small. Savannah is 7 pounds 2 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. We love her so much and are so glad she is apart of our family!
I woke up early Saturday morning around 3:00 AM with contractions 5 minutes apart. I was feeling really nauseous and wasn't sure if this was my cue to go to the hospital. I woke Stephen up and we figured we better go to the hospital just to be safe. Once we got there the nurse checked me and was extremely surprised. I was 6 cm dilated and 80 % effaced. She couldn't believe I wasn't in extreme pain. My contractions were getting stronger but they were deff bearable. They emitted me to the hospital, called my doctor, and said your baby will probably be here around dinner time. Stephen and I were so excited but also so nervous. We weren't expecting her to come this early... good thing we were prepared. Around 2:00 my doctor came and broke my water. Once my water was broken, I began to have contractions every minute and they were INTENSE. I was ready for an epidural at this point. The epidural wasn't too bad... besides for the fact the guy messed up and had to do the shot twice... fantastic! Although, feeling no more pain after that was worth it. Time kept passing and around 6:00 the nurses wanted me to begin pushing. They said it usually takes 1 or 2 hours of pushing before the baby gets here. I gave one good push and her head started coming out. My mom told me that when they say push you should push as if your life depends on it... and that is exactly what I did. haha The nurses made me stop and called the doctor right away. Once my doctor got there I pushed for 14 minutes and Savannah was here. They set her on my stomach and I felt so many emotions. It was as if Heavenly Father wrapped his arms around Stephen and placed Savannah in my lap. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had and I am so grateful to be a mom!
We love you Savannah!