Sunday, November 7, 2010

And Then There Were Three

Wednesday October 27th, 2010
3:00 am
-Wake up with contractions. They must be fake, right? 20 min apart, 1 week early? Definitely false labor.
-Can't go back to bed.
-Go to work and suffer more contractions...yes, in front of my students, who are ready to catch her if she falls out of me. Because it's that simple, right?

5:00 pm
-Home from work, Jeff not home.
-Jeff comes home and contractions are 5 min apart. Tears in my eyes from holding it in all day at school.

6:00 pm
-Arrive at Utah Valley Hospital
-They take care of a woman in front of me first who is only checking her blood pressure...while I am CLEARLY having contractions 3 min apart now. What is wrong with the world?

6:30 pm
-Finally admitted to the hospital
-Jeff keeps me smiling and laughing by dancing, singing, and being his cute self.

7:00 ish pm
-Heather Bliss arrives to document the whole thing on camera. She took many pictures, these are just a few. So glad she was there to capture these precious, sacred moments.
-Thank you, Heather.

-Drugs come...I loved the epidural
-My nurse checks me and I am dilated to a 6/7.

10ish pm
-Mr. Doctor comes to break my just half hour time I had dilated to a 9!
-Mom was right, we Latinas are made for labor.

11:20ish pm
-I start pushing! Apparently my nurse says I am an amazing pusher. Is that a talent to add to my list now?

12:15 pm
-Dr. Savage arrives, pretty much to catch my baby.

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
12:31 am
-Sofia Mae Crane enters our lives
-She is wide awake, not crying, and just looking around, soaking it in.

Still not crying. I love her already.

The Crane family.

Proud Mommy. Happy the labor is over and done with...little does Mom know how hard this up coming week will be for her.


  1. Yea!!! Congrats, what a beautiful little girl!

  2. Gorgeous Jack...simply gorgeous!

  3. congrats! She is a cutie! I love the picture of your hubby entertaining you too, it's tender.

  4. The pictures are beautiful! Way to go mom and dad!

  5. Congrats Jackie! Sofia is adorable. I love all the dark hair. :) Hope you are doing well.

  6. Congratulations Jackie! Being a mom is such a wonderful experience... and it keeps getting better!

  7. Oh my Jacko...another brand new mother in our family! Congratulations Jeffy and Jackie! We'll see you 3 this weekend XOXOXOXO

  8. Yahoo!! She's here and beautiful! Love ever minute of this tinsy bincy stage. The are so precious. We're so excited for you three and can't wait for pictures to come! She's beautiful! Your beautiful! Jeff...well...okay...your a looker too!

  9. congratulations, I totally didn't even know you were pregnant. I love the name, it's so pretty.

  10. Jackie I am so happy for you! You and her and your whole family are just beautiful!