Saturday, May 2, 2009

Introducing Payton Jae Mortenson!

Okay, so I finally have a minute to sit at the computer and share the story of Payton joining our family. Thanks Amanda for getting the initial information on the blog for us!! Here goes:
On Wednesday, April 29, 2009, I was scheduled to be induced and luckily when we called in at 5am, they actually had a bed off we went to the hospital at 6:45 that morning. Here I am just before heading to the hospital. I was soooooo ready to have this baby!!
By 7:30am, I was hooked up to the pitocin, the doctor on call then broke my water at 8:20 and my contractions quickly became uncomfortable so by 9:30am, I had my epidural and then life was great! Kevin studied while I read magazines, talked on the phone or tried to get some rest. We were actually pleasantly surprised at about 1:30 when the nurse said I was already dilated to 8cm since I'd only been 4cm at the previous check. So they quickly got things ready and called my doctor. And at 2:22pm, after about 4 pushes, Payton joined our family.
Here is my fabulous doctor, Dr. Graves, and the wonderful delivery nurse we had, Mary Ann.
Since things went so well and I was feeling pretty good, Kevin went home at dinner time to get Alexa so she could meet her new baby sister.
She was so excited that she really didn't care about seeing me first thing, she just wanted to know where "Taypon" was.
And she loved her right off!
Here is Daddy with his girls!
I couldn't resist getting her dressed in something cute the next day! (Sorry about her giving the bird to the camera...apparently she has some pent up aggression!!) :-)
Me just being camera happy while Kevin was off taking 3 finals the morning after!!
My mom brought Alexa back the next morning to spend some time with mommy and her new baby sister.
On Friday, we came home from the hospital. Our little family of 3 is now a family of 4! We are so grateful that Payton is here and that she's healthy and strong.
It's crazy how small she is compared to her big sister!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Our Little Princess

Payton Jae Mortenson finally made her long-awaited appearance today. 
She arrived safely at 2:22 pm. She weighs 8 pounds and is 20 inches long. 
Everyone is healthy, happy and very excited to finally have her here.  We've been waiting for a long time! 
We will post more when we get home on Friday!

Monday, April 27, 2009

The end draweth nigh...

So for those of you who picked Wednesday, April 29th as the baby's arrival have a pretty good shot at winning the prediction game. Winning what exactly has yet to be determined!! Anyways, I had my last doctor's appointment this morning. I am still at 1cm and the baby is sitting quite high still so my doctor didn't think the baby wanted to do this on her own anyways AND she thinks she's going to be a good size baby so she scheduled me to be induced this Wednesday, instead of waiting until Friday!!!
Yay!! That works out mom arrives in a couple hours and Kevin has his oral path final tomorrow afternoon and then the baby come on Wednesday! Kevin will still have to reschedule some finals on Wednesday and Thursday but it'll all be good! Anyways, we won't have a laptop or cell phone with internet access while we're at the hospital (we're just not that technologically advanced) :-) ...but we'll try and get information and pictures posted as soon as possible after baby Payton arrives! Stay tuned!