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Monday, April 5, 2010

Our Princess Has Arrived! (at exactly 10 months pregnant)

On March 24, 2010, around 3pm I started having some pain. I called my midwife to ask her advice since the pain I was experiencing was nothing like when I went into labor with Eric. She told me to keep track of the pain by timing it and seeing if I could walk or talk thru the pain. By the time Scott got home from work at 5:30pm, I was pretty certain I was having contractions about 2.5 minutes apart. We packed up the car and went to the hospital.

Mom came to the hospital to get Eric, I got admitted, and got my IV of antibiotics. My OBGYN was not on-call so Dr. Tolley was assigned to me as my delivery doctor. He said Evie would probably arrive around midnight. I got my epidural from the same incompetant doctor as last time. It only worked on the left side of my body, so I was in a huge amount of pain during labor, the birth, and the stitching up afterwards. Evie was born at 11:56pm, so I was only in labor for about 9 hours (I was in labor for 13 hours with Eric). Evie weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long. (Eric was 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and 20.5 inches long). Evie's APGAR scores were 6 and 9 (Eric's were 8 and 9) more about APGAR at http://kidshealth.org/parent/newborn/first_days/apgar.html
Evie's first score was a bit lower than Eric's because she came out stubborn about not wanting to breathe air (imagine that, a stubborn Bowden???) She didn't have the umbillical cord wrapped around her neck twice like Eric, she just didn't want to breathe. Labor & Delivery Nurse Colleen suctioned her lungs and she was fine.

We moved to the recovery room and were in the hospital from Wednesday until Saturday. It was a really long stay and we were so glad to finally be able to get home and see our Eric - we missed him SO much!!! (he did get to visit us in the hospital twice and meet his new sister)


This is right after I was admitted.


Here she is, just a few seconds old!


This is her birth announcement. The photo was taken on the 27th in my hospital bed.


Here she is with my OBGYN who visited the day after she was born.


Here she is with Mama.


Here she is with Dada.


Here she is with Gramma Linda.


Here she is with Grampa Bill.


Here she is with Gran.


Here she is with Papa.


Here she is with Grandpa Jim.


WOW! You got me a sister?!?! COOL!


Here is our first family photo!


Look at all the pretty gifts she and I got in the hospital!

38 comments:

Uncle Tony said...

Congratulations on the Birth of Evelyn!!!!!!

Heli said...

Congratulations!!!!! I am so happy for you! You must send some pictures by email!!! how are you feeling? all went ok? my love to all of you!!!

Auntie Heather said...

*singing* someone is a new mommy!!!

Ashely Acuff said...

Congratulations!!! Yay your little princess is here!

Judy Kemmerle said...

very pretty - congrats sweetie

Jeff Eldridge said...

Yay!! Congrats!!

Katie Williams said...

Congrats!!!

Andrew Wilson said...

oh my this is so cute

Jennifer Martin said...

:) :) :)

Papa Steve said...

...and she's even cuter in person!!!

Alison Hibbard-Shelton said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

Sherri Creech said...

Congratulations

Heli Sarin-Yates said...

Congratulations!!! She is adorable. My love to the whole Bowden family!!

Krystil Prentice-Hamm said...

congrats! i didn't notice the time earlier.....4 more minutes and her birthdate would have changed :o) hope everyone is doing well!

Debbie Sergent-McDonough said...

Anmarie, She is beautiful. I hope you all are doing well.

Lori Rieks-Freeman said...

Congratulations to you and Scott! She is adorable. How is everything going? What does Eric think of her?

Beth Rodgers-Murphy said...

I hope all is well with you and the little ones! How's Eric adjusting to Evie? Are you feeling ok...getting any rest?

Jim said...

She is the most beautiful Bowden in the world! I know she will break a few hearts as she grows up.

Dawn Moore said...

She's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Joanne B said...

Hi Scott and Anmarie,

Jim told me about the birth of your daughter. Congratulations! What a pretty one!

Thanks for sharing.

Joanne

Chris Denz said...

Congratulations tou guys! She's beautiful!

Ashley Acuff said...

ANMARIE CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
She is gorgeous! And I love the Sleeping Beauty background.

Mike, Summer and Peyton Myrick said...

AAAAAWWWWW!!! She's perfect! Congrats!

Love Mike, Summer and Peyton

Susie Ingalls said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! She's beautiful!!!!!

Hope mom and baby and dad and baby brother are all thriving. I'll have to call Grandpa Jim tonight.

Now I need to get my crochet hooks going again but this will be late again! Have been busy working on selling my house and building another and life has been hectic. Had your expectant baby on my list - obviously got way behind!!!

Enjoy your little girl.

Love you,

Susie

Uncle Bob and Aunt Marie said...

Dear Anmarie

What an adorable little girl, takes after her mom. Thanks for remembering me.

Love
Great Uncle Bob

Becky and Troy Prime said...

Congratulations. She is beautiful. I hope everyone is doing well.

Dan and Jonna D'Amato said...

Beautiful!!!!! Congrats!

Tamami Estagin said...

Anmarie,Scott,
Conguratulations!! What a cute girl. She looks just like you, Anmarie!
Hope you are doing well. Please take care of yourself, too.

Tamami

Aunt Chris and Roy said...

She is beautiful. Hope all is well with all of you. Enjoy!

Beth Rodgers-Murphy said...

She is beautiful! I am so happy for you all!

Great Aunt Wendy said...

She's gorgeous! How very proud you must be. Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo and news. . . though Steve had broken the news with a couple of snap shots on Friday.

w

Gramma Linda said...

I love the picture. Evie is soooooo cute. It is so nice that you included the Eves name in her name –that`s wonderful. It really does fit very nicely.

Love you

mom

Corrine Arguelles-Morse said...

Hope you and baby and tot and hubby are all doing so well......enjoy these days they go oh soooo fast!!! Have a good one and ttys.

Rich and Dawn and family said...

Wow! Congrats, what a cutie! And so healthy, congrats!

Blake and Lynne said...

Anmarie, Scott and Eric,
Congratulations on your Princess! She is beautiful.
Blake and Lynne

Melissa Boeche-Maggio said...

Congratulations! She is a cutie! And what a big baby! Was Eric that big as well? Hope you are all doing well and adjusting ok!

Love,

Auntie Melis

Steve Scheer said...

Scott is the proud father of a new baby girl!!!!

paris.19 said...

Congratulations on a beautiful looking little girl. We hope the delivery was easy and she is as happy and healthy as she looks.