Sunday, February 21, 2010

Makenzie Dawn Reynolds

First of all...sorry it has taken us so long to post pictures and details of our little girls big day- we've been a little busy! :)

It all started Tuesday, Feb 16th, @ 11pm- Jake and I were laying in bed watching the Olympics and getting ready for bed. I had this sudden and sharp pain that was so intense I had no idea what was happening...and then less than 10 minutes later another one...oh no...contractions! Because they were so intense and already so close together, Jake and I knew it was time! We started timing the contractions and by 1am they were about 4-6 minutes apart and so strong. We called my Dr and he said I had to wait until they were 3 min apart before going to the hospital...AHHH!!! By this point, I was SO tired from not sleeping and the contractions, in SO much pain, and getting SO scared knowing it was only a matter of time. Luckily, from 1-2am my contractions were exactly 3 min apart and we headed to the hospital. By 2:30am we were in a room and I had my blessed epidural by about 3:30am. At about 5:10, I was ready to push and our little girl was born @ 6:08am. I was so blessed to have a quick delivery and no complications. As soon as she was born they took her and cleaned her up and weighed and measured her. They didn't give her to me for about 15 minutes while the Dr. was stitching me up (sorry TMI). Jake and I immediately just hugged each other and cried for about 5 minutes and then he went over to where she was and was telling me all the info.
I can't even describe the feelings that were felt at that moment. I still can't think about it without crying. I have never felt closer to Jake. He had been my strength the entire time. I had a few breakdowns during labor, feeling I couldn't keep going and that I wasn't strong enough to do it and he was so encouraging and so strong and so positive the whole time. He was amazing!

Makenzie Dawn
February 17th @ 6:08am
7 lbs,11 oz - 21 inches

Our first family photo! At least Jake looks!
I'm a natural, what can I say! Jake holding her for the first time!
Our New Baby Celebration dinner from the hospital!

Going home!!!

Meeting the new sibling!
Going to her first Dr's apt!
So precious!
Having too much fun with our new toy?
Whoa is me!
We are so in love with our little girl and can't imagine our life without her! We could stare at her all day long and although very tired, we couldn't be happier and love finally having her here!


Brady and Lindsay Wood said...

Yeah Congrats Em!!! We are so happy for ya'll and that your delivery went well. She is so precious.

The Lusks said...

WooHoo! Congrats! glad things went well! She is beautiful!

OnlyAng said...

Em I am so very happy for you, Jake and Makenzie!!! What an amazing little family you have and I know you are going to be the best Mommy :) We miss you all, thanks for the photos - keep them coming!! Get sleep whenever you can and hug and kiss your little darling all the time!

The Clems said...

she is gorgeous! im so glad all went well. im so happy for you guys! such a cute family. love ya!