Alright, so with Jen absolutely wiped out after giving birth, Jen has delegated the first baby post to me. So, here are a few pics and no it was not my idea to have her pose next to a football...she actually wanted it.
Jen and Lydia are doing good. Jen delivered unmedicated which meant I had to really be at the top of my game. I have been lifting weights the past year to beef up my pipe cleaner arms in anticipation of this day. She really squeezed my left arm back down to its bone. At one point she was biting me which was something that I wasn't too prepared for. The whole experience was great and Jen really showed her true colors...she is a true soldier. The only negative experience was the male anesthesiologist who tried to push Jen into getting an epidural right when we got there. At one point I started to wonder if anyone read her birth plan at all (I think maybe they have women write a birthplan just so they feel good...but then again I am a chemist so what do I really know about this!).
Lydia Michelle was born on August 23rd at 1:02am weighing 8lbs 6ozs and was 20 inches long. Towards the end of labor, Lydia's heart beat dropped pretty low so they had to pull her out with a vacuum suction device as Jen pushed. There were a few extra doctors in the room because of that, but she passed all their tests. She also found her lungs immediately as she has mastered the art of crying...especially during the night time. We got home last night at about 9:30pm and one of the first things I did was look for a baby pic of Jen. Jen and Lydia look really similar which is a good thing because I am not the most handsome of people, and having a girl version of me roaming the earth would be down right wrong.
I am sure more pictures of Lydia will be posted by Jen as she grows. So baby and mom are doing great. Now it on to moving to our new place this week....yeah for adventures!