Holy smokes, Can you believe it, Ada is finally here. She was born early Saturday morning (12:55 AM) at LDS Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and was 20 inches long. As you will see from the following pictures, she is just adorable.
On Friday July 21st Alison had planned to go into work for her last day before going on maternity leave. I had already put in my 40 hours so I had the day off. Early Friday morning, Alison began having painful contractions every 8-10 minutes. Because of this she decided to stay home from work. She did have a doctors appointment that morning but we thought we may even be in the hospital by then. When we finally got up for the day, Alison's contractions virtually stopped. The doctors visit went well. Alison was dilated to a 3 and 80% effaced. The doctor told us that the baby could come at any time.
At around noon, Alison started contracting again and this time they weren't gong to stop. By 2:00 we knew that we were going to be going to the hospital because the contractions were painful and between 3-6 minutes apart. We decided to kill some time by going out to eat at Su Casa. After that, we went up to the hospital. We got there around 4:00 and within the hour, Alison already had her epidural.
The pushing started just after midnight and after 45 minutes of pushing sweet little Ada was born. When she was born they quickly threw her up onto Alison's tummy. Ada cried for about 30 seconds and then just looked around with the prettiest big blue eyes. She was so calm. Everything just went as well as we could have hoped for.
The rest of the stay in the hospital was great. We both found it very relaxing and enjoyable to have people waiting on us and helping us out with everything. Nonetheless, it is sure exciting to be home with our brand new baby.
Ada's very first picture
Ada's first bath
Ada Elizabeth Squire
Our little family
Daddy and Ada
Mommy and Ada
Cute little Ada
Ada ready to leave the hospital