Saturday, July 14, 2012

Emma Jean

So this year our 4th of July was a more eventful than normal...Miss Emma Jean made her arrival.  She was born at 7:22pm weighing 7lbs 13oz and 21 1/2 inches long. Labor and delivery were quick.  We stayed busy all morning with our 4th of July activities and around 5:10pm I decided that I was having REAL contractions instead of my usual Braxton Hicks contractions.  We got to the hospital about 45 minutes before she was born.  Luckily Nate is good at being pushy and this time they listened when he told them that I have babies quickly! :) They had everything all set up and ready for us when we got there so everything was a little less chaotic than when Camille arrived. 

Allison pretty much named Emma. We were looking for a name with a double letter because the other girls have double letters and it narrows our choices down.  One night during our bedtime routine Allison randomly said, "We should name the baby Emma!" We both liked the name and it fit our "criteria."  I thought Alli would probably forget about it, but she proceeded over the next few months to tell anyone and everyone that we were naming the baby Emma...and we did! It was hard to picture naming her anything else! Jean is a little more sentimental.  Jean was my mom's middle name (before she started using her maiden name) and also my step-mom Bettye's middle name. After a long battle with cancer Bettye passed away on June 23.  With the whole being 39 weeks pregnant thing, we weren't able to make the trip to visit or for her memorial service. :( We love and miss NANA!!! Now we will get to be reminded of her love and laughter often!

Heading to the hospital:


 Good thing we are having this baby...because I have no clothes that fit!!!

 The Dr. broke my water at 7:20, and she was born at 7:22...I'm glad she made it easy (if you can say that!) on me! Then the Dr. turned to Nate and said, "if her water ever breaks at home, you might be in trouble!"
Brand new baby!

 Ready to meet their new little sister!!!

Daddy's toes :)

 "Helping" the pediatrician check our baby out.

 We made it home!


Laura said...

Emma is so adorable! Congratulations again! And, wow, fast! But I think you deserved it after being such a trooper all day on the Fourth!

Renshaw Family said...

Emma is darling! Congrats!

Janint said...

Sarah, what a beautiful blessing to be a Mom again! Congratulations! Everyone looks great! Your girls are so cute and you look beautiful and happy. Looking at your pictures makes me miss the green in Iowa. Still I love the mountains here. Hugs to you!