Monday, June 1

It's a Girl!!!

Our beautiful baby girl was born on Sunday May 31st at 5:52 am. The water broke at 12:30 and labor started at 1:00, which is when we knew for sure that the water had broken. We got to the Birth Center at 2:30. At about 5am Sarah started pushing. She pushed for an hour! Our little girl was born happy and healthy. She weighed 9.5 lbs and was 20.5 inches long. Her head was 35 cm in circumfrance and she had a body to match. We had a 100% natural child birth (water birth using hypno babies) and Sarah had no tearing. Momma and Baby are fine. Daddy is doing pretty good as well. Her name is Jolee Sarah Swann. We did not get any sleep for about 24 hours. We took a few short naps while at the Birth Center but did not get to drift blissfully into sleep. Jolee finally settled down and slept for three hours at about 12:30 this morning. It was a long day. Sarah tested positive for group b strep and thus had to have antibiotics before baby came during labor. The labor and delivery was so fast that she did not get to have her second round of antibiotics. Thus, we got to stay at the Birth Center for twelve hours. It was alright and we were pretty much left alone, one of the things that we LOVE about the Birth Center.

Our Little Jolee just seconds old


A few short hours old


Some time during the day


Princess Jolee dressed and ready to go home.
There will be more pictures and even some video in posts to come. The digital camera ended up going for a swim not once but twice, it does not turn on anymore. Luckily we had gotten a camcorder the Friday before and it has the option of doing stills or video. Hopefully we will be able to salvage the pictures from the digital camera.

9 comments:

Becky said...

Congratulations! She is a little doll!

Carolina said...

CONGRATULATIONS! She looks so precious! When was she born? How big, tall? I love the cheeks she has already. How is Sarah and baby doing? Did delivery go ok? We're so excited for you! Congrats again :)

Carolina said...

Ignore my first comment with the million questions... way to go Sarah! Congrats again!

Jeremy and Trish Olsen said...

She beautiful!!!!! Im so jealous of you guys for doing it so natural and having such a big good size baby. Congrats to you both it only changes for the best from here on out. Does she have red hair she looks like she does. :)

Jenna said...

I am so excited for you! she's beautiful! I am so glad that everything went good for you during delivery! Congrats and a big hug!

pshubble said...

Congratulations Swann family. Glad to hear everything went well and quickly too. Way to go mama.
Daddy you did alright too. She sure is cute.

pshubble said...

Congratulations Swann family. Glad to hear everything went well and quickly too. Way to go mama.
Daddy you did alright too. She sure is cute.

Lisa said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting! If you guys need anything, give us a call. We'd love to help out. I figure I'll come visit soon, but I want to give you guys some time first. :-D

The Olsen Crew said...

Welcome baby Swann!! She's SOOO sweet! Congrats on the birth, too- I guess it was the week for natural childbirth :) That's SO sad about your camera, though! Welcome to the wondrous world of parenthood- something tells me you 2 will have no problem at all... enjoy!!