Zach is totally outnumbered now. Girl Power!
Best big sister ever!
Other best big sister!
Isn't that an awesome smile? Proud uncle
At 1:00am Wednesday morning I woke up and didn't feel very well. By 1:30 I knew I was having contractions so I woke Zach up. He was pretty excited, then a little confused when I said I was going to take a shower. I thought maybe it would help me feel better. By the time I got out, I realized these were consistent and I WAS IN LABOR!! Zach called his brother to come spend the night while I finished getting ready. We made it to the hospital a little before 3:00am where they checked me and said that I was a 6-7!! I decided that I wanted to do things without an epidural
but as soon as I made that decision, my body slowed down and I didn't dilate for about an hour. I realized that I was too tense and decided to go for the epidural. Real committed to go natural wasn't I? As soon as I had the epidural, I started dilating and by 5:09 am little Ella Jo made her appearance to the world.
We feel very lucky to have Ella here with us!