Sunday, August 8, 2010

A New Author

I'm the Hansen's newest author on the family blog and I am so happy to finally be here (still known as Baby X - but not for much longer). Dad took my picture right after I came out. I was awake and alert and watching everything that was going on...no drugs in my body to make me drowsy...I was feeling great!
But I was in total protest of nurse Laura who stuck quite a few needles in my legs. And mad at dad for helping hold me down!
My mom required a bunch of repair work so other than a brief hello my dad held me for the first hour and a half. My mom was looking pretty tired by the time she got to meet me but she was really excited to finally get to hold me after all that time! Dad and I had a great time bonding though and he would keep telling my mom what I was doing and what was going on.
This is my delivery nurse Laura. She is from a town where my mom served her mission and then for the last 8 years she has been living in Oregon and working at OHSU where my mom is from. She said that almost half the women who deliver at OHSU do so naturally and so she was really helpful to my parents in helping me come into the world. It was amazing how many connections they shared together and she was wonderful!
My first visitors were my grandma and grandpa Hansen. They brought me a cuter sleeper then the one that hospital had and my grandma Hansen was the first one to ever change my clothes. She sure does love me and was really excited to finally meet me.
My parents' best friend Missy also came to really quickly say Hello. She was on her way out of town so she only got to be here for about 15 minutes - but it was wonderful to meet her. She brought my parents Jamba Juice and told me she loved me. She promised to come back tomorrow when she gets back to town. I hear she has been stocking my wardrobe for months - I can't wait to get home and see all my cute clothes!
After I quickly met Missy my grandpa held me for a long time. It was great! He knew I was a girl from the very day my parents told him that I was coming. We've been waiting a long time to meet!
Grandma and Grandpa also brought me my first birthday cake to celebrate my Birth day. I didn't get to have any (unless you count getting if from mom by nursing) but it looked wonderful and was really thoughtful!
This is my mom's favorite picture from my first day on earth. Dad did a great job making sure to document all the important events of my first day.
My mom's a little sad that she was so out of it that she didn't get any pictures of dad holding me yesterday - in fact we didn't even take a family picture. But she promises that we will today. She did take a few pictures of dad giving me my first bath - it was awesome that they were both there for my first bath! Mom could just sit on the edge of her bed and watch 'cause she lost too much blood to stand for very long so dad did all the bathing.
When the nurse washed my hair I wasn't so sure about it happening. I was screaming really loudly - but dad held my hand and I felt a lot better. After a few moments I calmed down and realized that it was nice to get so nice and cleaned up and then I enjoyed myself.
After my bath then dad dressed me in the other outfit that grandma and grandpa brought. He was a little unsure of himself, but we're learning together. There are so many new things going on and it is overwhelming but we're doing great.
After dad dressed me then my mom got to hold me again. She loves me a lot and keeps saying how perfect I look. I guess my head bones didn't fold over the way they are supposed to and so I look like a c-section baby (whatever that means) - perfect and beautiful is what everyone keeps saying.
So that's about all there is to tell about my first day. Maybe you want to hear my stats -
Born: 11:41 am
Weighed: 8 pounds 6 ounces
Length: 19 inches
Head Circumference: 34 cm
Perfect - that's what I am and I'll be back later to tell you more!

18 comments:

Melinda said...

OH my goodness Heidi, congratulations! She looks darling! I hope you're doing alright and have a swift recovery.

Dan, Lisa, and McKenzie said...

Congrats! She is beautiful.

Angela said...

CONGRATS!!! She is absolutely perfect in every way!!!!

Hope you are doing well Heidi! Take care of yourself, and I hope you have a quick recovery!

Kristen said...

Congratulations Heidi! She is beautiful! Can't wait to hear what you decide to name her!

Kristen said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so impressed that you delivered naturally. I feel bad about the "repair work" but don't worry you won't have any cutting or tearing on your next baby.
She is beautiful. I cannot wait to see more pictures. Isn't delivering naturally the most amazing experience of your life? Way to go, Heidi!!!

By the way... Heavenly Father was watching out for you. I know that getting the nurse you did was not a coinsidance! Enjoy your little angel!

Desiree said...

Congrats! Have so much fun spoling that beautiful baby! It is fun having a baby girl in the house-you'll love it:) Can't wait to find out what you name her.

TysonandMarthaGerber said...

Oh a girl! a gorgeous baby girl! I am so happy for you.

becky and lance said...

i LOVE the picture of you holding her heidi (and all the other pictures too)! you are right, she looks PERFECT!! can't wait to meet her! CONGRATS, WE ARE SOOOOO HAPPY SHE IS FINALLY HERE!

Heidi said...

Yay! She is beautiful! I'm so glad she is here safely. Congratulations!

Emily said...

Oh Heidi, she is so beautiful! The experiences of the day sound beautiful too. Thank you for the pictures and the stats--I am looking forward to being able to meet her in person. Congratulations!

McDorky said...

IN.LOVE. So precious, Heidi! Great job, Mamma, and I can't wait to hear your birth story! We are thinking about natural, too, so I can't wait to hear what worked for you! And the NAME! It is killing me!

Deidre said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for the e-mail and quick updates. I really loved the photos especially Dave holding her. I guess he's waited quite awhile to have a little baby girl in the family. Heidi, hope you are well and that you and Oliver enjoy these first weeks.

Alisha Case said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you all. It is sure a life changing experience to have a baby, but it looks like you guys are doing well so far! ; )
So did you make it natural Heidi? It sounded like you did, isn't it a great way to go? Sorry you had complications though, and lost so much blood. Hope everything is going great now. Love you all.
Oh and yes I agree she is perfect! And I think your favorite picture, Heidi, is also my favorite picture of her. Priceless!

sally said...

Dear Baby X - but not for much longer,
The whole Lyon family is so very happy you arrived safely. We know you are very happy too, because you are smiling in one of your perfect photos of a perfect angel - YOU. I know your parents are thrilled you have arrived. They worked so hard to make your bedroom so pretty. we just can't wait to hold you when you get a little older.
Love,
Great Aunt Sally

Tiana Smith said...

CUUUUTTTEEE!!! Congratulations!

Tricia said...

Hope I get to teach her chemistry someday... :)

Heidi and Judd said...

Congrats! She's perfect! Girls are so fun! Let me know if you need any bows!

kwilter said...

Cute, cute, cute, Heidi! She is a darling baby. Hope you and Oliver are both doing well. I'm sure she has you both wrapped around her little finger!