Monday, December 10, 2007

Jacy Noel Johnson







Boy oh boy (or should I say "Girl oh girl"?) are we glad she didn't wait until Christmas eve to be born. Not only were we very ready for her to come, but she was ready too. She was born 8 lbs. 7.5 oz. (they rounded up to 8 on her birth certificate), so another couple of weeks and she might have been 10 lbs. plus! Jen started having contractions Friday night about midnight (so I guess I should say Sat morning [I'm using a lot of parentheses in this post]). She woke me up around 2 am, and we called our friends to come over to stay with Dax. When we got to the hospital around 3, she was having pretty strong contractions about every 3 - 5 minutes and was dilated to about a 5. The on call doctor was already there for another patient, so she came in to take a look, and we were very glad when she told us that Jen was progressing well and they were just going to keep us there. Then we were able to grab the anesthesiologist before he had to do a C-section, and got Jen's epidural all set up. After that we got about an hour and a half of sleep, before they came back to check her again. She was still progressing well, but they gave her pitocin to help speed things up. Didn't take much and Jen was having to really focus on not pushing so the baby would stay in until they were able to get the doctor there. When the doctor finally showed up, Jen only had to push for about 7 minutes, and Jacy was born at 08:35 EST. She was 19.5 inches tall, with a full head of dark hair. Jen's Mom flew in Saturday to stay with Dax, and has been a huge help. Both Jacy and Jen were doing so well, they let us leave the hospital on Sunday just after lunch. Now we are home and comfortable. Unfortunately, Jen isn't getting much more sleep, but that should improve. So, there's the story.

11 comments:

DC United said...

that video's way cute...way to go, guys! Let's hope Dax can adjust before he breaks all of the dishes in your house, Ruprecht style!

Allison said...

Wow! Congratulations you guys. She is beautiful!

Heather Harper said...

HEY!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you, Jacy is beautiful! I'll check your blog often to see how Dax does with a little sister! I wish we were there, :(.

Steve and Laura Clark said...

Oh my gosh, she's beautiful you guys! Congrats from both of us, we are so happy for you and excited to meet our new niece (this makes our Florida trip a must for sometime soon!) :)

Donna said...

Congratlations you guys! We are so happy for you. She's a little cutie, of course she looks just like Jen! Just kiddin, I can't tell from the pics who she looks like but I think she'll look better if she looks more like Jen than Ben. (stop crying Ben, Dax is your spittin image) We hope you're doing well and adjusting well. We hope to see her in person in the very near future!

{lizzythebotanist} said...

congrats-she's beautiful! that little video got me all teared up!

Emily said...

She is beautiful! Way to go you two. I love your blog and can't believe how big Dax is. WOW! That shows how long it has been since we have seen each other:(. We miss you guys!

trevan & kennan said...

congratulations!!!! she is chubby and cute. we always seem to be just a few months behind you. we are having a girl at the end of march! let is know how dax fairs with a little sister. we are anxious to see how our jude does with one. congrats again!

Donna said...

We need some updates ALREADY!

Donna said...

We need some updates ALREADY!

Mindy Christensen (Sterzer) said...

Jacy is so cute! And Dax is so BIG. I can't believe how much time has passed since I last saw you guys. What happened to our good intentions of book club? Next time you come home, I want to get together with you.