December 24, 2006

Scout Cassidy

Our little one arrived early, by 4 weeks and 5 days according to my due date.
Thursday, around 7 p.m. I started having cramps so my Dr. told us to meet her at Labor and Delivery. We got a room at about 9 p.m. and they started giving me terbutaline shots to stop the contractions. (They weren't bad, but they were 2-3 minutes apart.) At that point I was 1 cm dilated. No prob.
Until the next shot came and the contractions continued. 2 cm dilated.
It was time to get in the OR. Everything went well, but for an adverse reaction to the morphine.
Shawn looked worried, but I am so proud of him. And of Scout.

He even cut the cord!

Here's me, half out of it, seeing her for the first time.

In her birthday suit, on December 21, 2006 at 11:58 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. and 15 oz. and measured 19 3/4".

Our bundle of joy.

She's amazing. Definitely a Christmas miracle. She loves to sleep, just like her mama. And she has a lot of daddy's faces...especially the grouchy ones! But she's wonderful.

Merry Christmas to all of my friends and family!


tiennie said...

Congratulations!!! She's so cute! Big too for being a month early! Wishing your family all the best this holiday!

morgan said...

that is so fantastic. What a great christmas present. Wishing you and your family all the best!

jillian said...

Congratulations AJ!! What a perfect Christmas present. So glad all are well. Hoping you are having a wonderful holiday!

Beth said...

She's beautiful. I love her name.

I hope you and your entire family have a blessed Christmas with your new bundle.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Beautiful baby! I love seeing newborns! Much love and happiness must be yours, knowing you will have many sweet tender moments ahead! Blessings abound AJ!!

Anonymous said...

Amen for your miracle! She's beautiful.. you are blessed :)

Lisa L said...

What a beautiful baby!!! Congratulations!

Cindy said...

Congratulations on welcoming your new family member to this world!!!

jenn said...

congratulations aj :) shes beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

I just happened upon this blog while surfing knitting blogs. Congratulations on your bundle of joy. She's absolutely gorgeous and I love the name Scout.
What a wonderful Christmas present.

Nora said...

AJ, congratulations on your little Christmas miracle.
She's perfect! I love her name. Enjoy. x

Shannon said...

Congratulations! I hope everyone is healthy and happy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Good thing she was early -- that would have been a big baby by 40 weeks! Glad everything is going well! Take care and get lots of rest!

Anonymous said...

Congrats , she is gorgeous!!! here's love and laughter for many years to come,
ps she came when she was ready, like most women