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.


Cheri said...

Awww, congratulations! She looks just perfect and I for one am SO GLAD you didn't have to have a c-section! Wishing you the best! Sarah, you're a rock star!

Stephanie said...

So cute! I am so glad you were able to do a vbac! She is so little..even smaller then Aubree was! Can't wait for more pictures!

Christian Hyer said...

Congratulations guys! I am glad that everything went well. I miss you guys, especially Rob.

Jessica said...

congratulations! i didn't even know y'all were having another one! did i?? love the name. :)