Sunday
Mar042012

Welcome Evelyn Louise Hightower

Our first child, a baby girl, was born last Monday morning at 00:15 weighing 6 lbs 15 oz and measuring 22.5 inches.

We went to the hospital on Sunday afternoon and they discovered that the baby was breech so a c-section was required. We were able to bring our camera into the operating room and the following photos were taken by our midwife and me. Great thing about an operating room is that it's perfectly lit for photos (don't worry, there aren't any gory ones).

Beginning the c-section. OBGYN Resident, OBGYN and Scrub Nurse (left to right), part of the fantastic team that took care of us. We were hidden behind the drape.

 

As soon as she was born the doctors held her up so that I could announce that she was a Girl. One of the few surpises they had that day. I then left Jen's side to go with the Pediatrician while they checked out our baby. I tried to take some time to enjoy the moment rather than just take pictures, but I still took a few snaps too. Here they are measuring and identifying her.

 

Checking her heartbeat.

 

Here's a quick video of the pediatrician wrapping her up. You can hear a couple of cries in there so turn up your speakers.

 

Mom and baby meet and touch for the first time.

 

Skin to skin as soon as possible was very important to us, unfortunately because of the c-section Jen couldn't do it so I got to in the middle of the OR. 

 

Snuggles with Evelyn.

 

Her preferred position for the next few days was hands mashed to face. We're pretty sure that's how she had them in utero.

 

Cute little toes.

 

I've got more photos, but not enough time to post them just yet. I plan to put up another post in the next day or two.

Reader Comments (2)

So beautiful. I cried it made me think back to the day maci was born and the overwhelming feeling of happiness we felt. Congrats to you both. Can't wait to meet her. <3

Wonderful photos. We are so glad everyone is well. I love that mashed fingers. Imani had a foot that just had to stick out of everything or she wasn't happy.

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March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharn

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