Monday, July 23, 2007

Lauren Olivia




Baby Lauren is here! She made her grand entrance at 5:11 PM after less than 6 hours of labor. She weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and measured 19.25 inches long.

Jen was a trooper again, going without pain medication for the duration. We arrived at the hospital around 10. The labor started in earnest around 2:30, when they hooked her up with Pitocin, to get the contractions going faster. A bit before 5, they announced to our amazement that it was time to push. Soon, our newest little one was with us. She gave one cry, then was quiet for almost 10 minutes until they gave her a Vitamin K shot.

We are so amazed and thankful for this wonderful child, and the relative ease with which she came into the world. God is very good.

Lydia and the family all have been by to visit. Lydia brought a "little" pup for Lauren, which she gracefully played with. She got to hold baby Lauren and was very sweet and gentle, though she returned to her rambunctious ways after she got off the bed.

Unfortunately, we forgot the cable for the camera, so we can't upload our pictures yet, but we should have some tomorrow.

Thank you all for your prayers.

Ben (for Jen)

23 comments:

Ldani said...

Yay! and Congratulations! So glad that everything went smootly.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! I know she is so worth that long wait. =) I am so happy for you both! Can't wait to meet her! What is her middle name?

Rebecca said...

How wonderful! Congratulations to all of you! Yay!!!

Kelley said...

Jen, I dreamed about you last night heading off to the hospital. In my dream we were going together and you were helping me pack my bag as I had left it to the last minute! :-0 I'm so glad everything went well and both you and Lauren are ok. I look forward to seeing pictures of your new daughter. :-)

Julie said...

Congratulations!

JM said...

I'm so glad Lauren is here and heathy! I know you will enjoy your new journey with two!

Renee said...

You know we'll all be waiting to see some pictures! Glad everything went rather quickly. :)

Beth said...

Congratulations on a safe and fast labor and a precious baby!!

Ashley said...

Congratulations on a quick delivery!

Patrick & Rachel said...

Congratulations!!!! She did eventually come - knew she would:) Glad to hear your delivery went well and with relative ease. Way to go on a med-free delivery. Can't wait to see pics of Lauren!!!Thanks Ben for the update!!!

Kelley said...
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Kelley said...

What chubby little cheeks. Lydia looks like she's not sure what to do with her new sister. :-)

K. Humby said...

Jen, I am so happy for you! I am sure that the wait was long but definitely worth it! Lauren looks so sweet! Congrats on going without any pain meds yet again, also.

Erin said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

JM said...

What a cutie! She's looks very healthy.

Stephanie said...

How precious!!

Beth said...

Congratulations! So glad she arrived safely. May she bring much joy and blessing into your lives.

Stephanie said...

and now you are Two and Two

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the first picture. How sweet! I pulled up Lydia's old blog and did some comparison of pictures. She looks pretty similar to Lydia. :-) Jen, I'm so happy that it was different than last time. You are my hero!

Cellokelly said...

Congratulations Jen! I'm so happy for you and your family. She's beautiful, and I love the name you picked for her.

Ldani said...

She's adorable!

Lois said...

CONGRATS MISS JEN!!!!!
She is so cute!!!!

Elizabeth said...

22 comments is a RECORD in our little blog circle! Wowzer!!!!!!