Monday, January 26, 2009

BIRTH

We arrived at the hospital around 6:00 AM and got ourselves mentally prepared.


The Pitocin started around 7:00, and Becky really began feeling it a short time later. Here she is with a centimeter count.
Blessed be the hands of the CRNA. She got her epidural at 9:30ish and got a reprieve from the insane squeezing.

An hour later, she had progressed from a 5 to a 9.5 and felt those primal urges, though completely devoid of pain.
The following movie has some flying uterine matter. Beware.

And there she is. Sticky and sweet, like a carmel apple, but without the stick.



Nora Deanne Tolman was born at 10:48 AM.
She weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce. She's a little less bald than her father, and she's almost as beautiful as her mother.
Sam is very dissappointed that she couldn't start dressing Nora up and take her home today. Lucy was mostly interested in the rolling stool.

20 comments:

Brits said...

Congrats! She's beautiful!

tolpeople said...

She's stunningly gorgeous -- Becky, you're a pro!! Way to make another beautiful, healthy baby!!

Love you, can't wait to see you,
Grandma Deanna

Aaron and Melissa said...

She is beautiful! I can't wait to see her and hold her on Friday!! Congrats!!!

SaMarenda said...

Congratulations! I am so glad that everything went well and you are both healthy. That is the most important! She is very cute. I can't believe you have 3 children and all girls is so fun!!!

Good luck and I hope you have a quick recovery.

Marenda

Don Harris said...

Jon and Becky,

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!!

The Wynn Family said...

She is beautiful. Congratulations!

Adams Family said...

YAY! Congrats!!
she is adorable!! Ü

Alycia said...

Congratulations!! She's so sweet! She's only three pounds lighter than Brenna and she's 4 months old!

Rachel said...

Way to go, Becky! You did it!

Sarah said...

Congrats! Three girls!! What would that be like. Oh yea probably the exact opposite of my three boys. We should set them up sometime:)
Really Congrats she is a cutie!
Sarah(your favorite Ricks roommate)

GordonandChrissy said...

She is so cute! I wish we were closer so I could come and cuddle her. I guess when we're there this summer we'll just have to trade babies for a little bit and make up for lost time. :)

I hope you're sleeping lots and doing great! Love you!

Megan and Jeremy said...

Gelukwensen, Jon en Becky. Nora is mooi.

Michelle said...

Congratulations! She's SO cute! Becky, you are amazing. Pushed out an 8 lb baby like it was a walk in the park. PS. Nora is one of my favorite names!

Anonymous said...

Hey Tolman's Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you all. What a beautiful family. BTW I don't want you to move so I've stolen your For Sale Sign :o) Trish G.

ecuakim said...

OH! Congratulations! Way to go Becky! I just can't believe you did it all in under 5 hours. Seriously impressive. Nora is beautiful and I LOVE HER NAME!!!

eNJay & B said...

muchas felicitaciones!

solarlove said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Okay, so my sister Elise told me on monday when I told her you were having your baby that day, the she knew because you had just typed on facebook that your water had just broke!! What the heck, you are amazing, just typing away while your water breaks, no big deal!!! J/K!! Anyways, you look beautiful and so does your little Nora, she really is perfect!!!! What a gorgeious family! I'm glad everything went well, we love you guys!!!!!!

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Jon & Becky said...

Just to clarify, JON was updating my status while I was in labor, are you guys crazy? This is the first time I've been on the computer to do anything. My hands would have been too wet to stay on the keyboard. Jon got on the computer inbetween contractions or breaks from the wonderful, glorious, God-sent epidural. Thanks for all your comments, you guys are all great. I wish you all could see her in person, she's just beautiful!