Saturday, February 28, 2009

Alexis Marie Faith Van Dam

Here are some pictures immediately following Alexis' birth. We started the day at 7am, started laboring at 9am but had still only progressed to about 5 centimeters (half way) at about 3pm. No one had said anything, but we were all starting to worry that things weren't going to work out and she was going to have to have another c-section. But then Sarah found her 'Go' switch and within an hour she was completely dilated and effaced and started pushing. Although she pushed for about 30-45 minutes, it seemed like no more than 10-15 minutes. And then suddenly it was all over and we had another cute little girl. Alexis weighed in at 6lb 3oz, a little under Katie's 8lb 8oz but not too shabby. She was 18.5 inches long. Mom is doing great and glad to no longer be pregnant. Little Lexie is doing well as she adjusts to all these annoying lights and sounds.

Just seconds after birth

Sarah's first look at baby Lexie.