Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Beach

We just got back from a couple of nice relaxing days at the beach. It was great to get out of the house and have a change of scenery. Plus, we got to put Sofia in her little bikini :D Here are a couple of pics!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Two Weeks Old

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Blood Test :(

Poor Sofia had to have a blood test done yesterday. I wasn't with her when she had her shots done so I had no idea what I was in for. It was awful! I don't know who cried more, her or me. All I know is it went against every instinct I had to sit there and watch her in pain and not do anything.....worse than that, I had to hold down her legs.

The rest of the day she was a bit more fussy than normal. She mostly needed to be held and ate a lot more than normal. I'm so glad that's behind us! This pic wasn't from yesterday but I thought it was fitting for this post :)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

More pics!

Monday, June 11, 2007

She's Here!

Sofia has finally arrived!! We are so happy and blessed to have her with us. I might be biased but she's the most beautiful baby I've ever seen :D She was born on Saturday morning and was 8 pounds, 1 ounce (yea - the ultrasound was way off!). She was 50cm. long....I think that's around 19-20 inches long.

The birth didn't go exactly like I had planned. I went to the hospital at 10am to start taking the pills to get the dialation and contractions started. If nothing happens then they wait 6 hours and give another pill. They'll only do this four times and then they do a c-section if labor still has not progressed since it's hard on the baby. Well, what do you know, no four measly little pills could make Sofia want to come out of her comfy home. The doctor checked me at 9am and I was still only 2cm dialated - the same as I was a week before. So 1/2 hour later they started prepping me for surgery. At this time, some really strong contractions started to kick in and my water broke. In only 1/2 hour I dialated an inch more. However, they found meconium in my water so they had to get Sofia out right away to make sure she didn't swallow any of it. It was a good thing I was already prepped for surgery because when they pulled her out she had some in her mouth but hadn't swallowed any yet.

I had really wanted to have a natural birth but in the end I'm so thankful that Sofia is healthy and I'm healthy that it really doesn't matter how it happened. And if there is anywhere you want to be to have a c-section, it's here in Brazil. All of the nurses who helped me were so amazed that I wanted to have a natural birth. If you can afford a c-section here, most people prefer it. They said they only have 1 or 2 natural births a month, since it's a private hospital most of the people have the money or the health plan to afford a c-section. So strange.

Here's a few pics that were taken on Saturday. The first one is my favorite, it was the first time Micah got to hold Sofia. When you have a child you certainly realize how little time it takes to fall in love. Everytime I look at Sofia I can't help but praise God for His goodness and I'm amazed by what a miracle He did in creating this new little life.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Induction Scheduled

Well, we're still waiting for Sofia to join us. I guess she's awful comfortable where she is :) I had another ultrasound on Monday and everything looks great. She's looking very healthy and they think she probably weighs around 9 pounds. I was hoping for a nice 7 1/2 pound baby.....9 pounds sounds awfully big!

I had my last doctor's appt. yesterday and she set my induction date for Friday morning, if labor doesn't start on its own by then. She also stripped my membranes to try to get something to happen naturally. So far, there's nothing going on. But it's nice to have an end in sight, our little girl will be here by Saturday for sure.

Thanks everyone for your prayers, if you think of me on Friday, please send up a few more :) I'll be sure to update next week with pictures of Sofia and her birth story.

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