Thursday, January 13, 2011

Esme's Birth

Let me apologize ahead of time for the quality of the photo's. Most of them were taken with camera phones.

The morning of Emse's birth we had to be at the hospital at 5:30 am. To make it easier for us, Orion had stayed the night with Grandma and Grandpa Lukin. Between the anticipation of Esme's arrival and actually having to be up extra early (around 4), none of us in the Hunter household got much sleep at all that night.

While they were monitoring baby and I, Peter tried to catch some zzzzz's. Around 8:00 am they took me into the operating room and shortly after Peter joined me but that was short lived...sorry honey! Shortly after Esme was born he had to leave the room. Poor guy! I thought we were gonna have a Hunter down! Back to Esme...

She was born at 8:48 am, November 23rd. Weighing in at 8 lbs. 4.8 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Look at the time she was born and how much she weighed...funny huh?

I had to wait in the recovery room for 2 hours before I could see her or the family. It was torture! At one point Peter was concerned and had a nurse track me down. Finally they wheeled me into my room and I was alone...just me and my baby girl...for an hour! (The family snuck down to the cafeteria for some grub.) It was so quite and peaceful.

Here's some more pictures from our hospital stay.

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