Friday, November 11, 2005

Stardate 59861.86 - Loren Marcia Sawyer is Born


Cheryl's water broke at 0445 Friday morning, November 11, 2005. We were at the hospital by 0540, and since her labor was not progressing as rapidly as they like in this circumstance (they like you to deliver pretty soon after your water breaks and no longer than 24 hours afterwards) they administered Oxytocin to speed things up. By 1015 Cheryl decided that the epidural was a good idea, and they finally got it administered by 1145. At 1300 they checked her condition and she was 8 cm, 100% effaced, and at station 0 (8-100-0). They summoned her doctor, and he did not even have time to change his clothes...the child (and Cheryl) were ready!

Loren Marcia Sawyer was born at 1357. She is 20.5 inches long and weighs 7 pounds 8.2 oz (3.445 kg). Mother and baby are doing well. Her parents and grandmother arrived at around 2000 and visited for an hour before heading back to NJ. I left around 2230 and after getting some sleep will return tomorrow morning.

We are both very tired and very excited. Please enjoy this small selection of pictures.



8 comments:

-s said...

She is absolutely beautiful!! Congrats!!

-s said...

p.s. I told Ellie she has a cousin and she smiled :)

JamesF said...

Gratz!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Loren is so beautiful and we can't wait to meet her in person! Our love and best wishes to all 3 of you.

Love,
Su Ming (Chief Medical Officer) and Kathy (stowaway)

Kim Walter said...

Hey Curt! She is beautiful! John shared his blog, which has your link, so I thought I would see how you are doing. What excellent news. I look forward to meeting her one day.

Another future Hokie!

Ryan said...

Red Alert! Attack of the Curt clones!

Congrats!

What_Have_I_Come_To said...

How cool is that? Gorgeous! So when are ya bringing her out to see the gang in Jersey?

BullBunky said...

Congratulations from California.