There are some great pictures I haven't had a chance to go through from Denise, so I may post more later, but here are some photos from labor. I'm going to post the major ones of Sawyer on our other blog, per Rob's request. So check out our family photos!!
Here's one more shot of me happy, when I was still having contractions ten minutes apart and they didn't really hurt. Quite a change from later!
Robbie has no idea what is in store...
Cathy and Amanda watching and making notes.
Denise excited as everything begins.
Amanda taking a little nap.
Robbie was the most amazing support.
Tex cheered me up with his kisses.
Everyone doing their part to support me.
Tex in the middle of things, as usual. .
Laboring in the hot tub.
Cathy and Tex checking the baby's heart rate.
This is great. Rob took a brief break in the morning and fell asleep while chewing eggs. You can see them in his mouth.
I love this pain chart. I told Peter I was at an 11 before epidural, and at a negative 3 afterwards.
How you look after having an epidural. I can smile again!!
They kicked everyone out so we could nap for a while.
Rob racked out on the mini-couch.
Napping with Mommy.
This super unflattering picture is just for Ginny--and she knows why. :)
Waiting to dilate with Peter and Robbie.
I think this is when Mom was praying for either the baby to turn anterior, or that I was fully dilated and ready to push.
Resting between pushes.
What pushing looks like.
More pushing. Teddy was there the whole time.
This is a great moment between Krista and Denise.
I love this look on my mom's face.
The doctor's face as we're nearing the end. Not quite as excited as my mom.
You can tell people were distracted by what's going on, but here's a slanted shot of Sawyer seconds after birth.
I wish there weren't a blurry thing in front of me here, but this is a great first moment. It was amazing.
Love the joy here, hate the puffy pregnant face.
Our first moments as parents.
Sawyer's first few moments, getting checked out.
Lynn with Sawyer's footprints.
My little man in the NICU. So sweet!!