Thursday, April 23, 2009


Eva Linnae Jackson was born April 15th at 2:48 am weighing in at 7lbs 6oz and 18.5 in long. She was exactly 1lb heavier than Ethan at birth and the exact same length.
I went into labor at 7:30 Tuesday night, although didn't realize it since I had been having contractions for about a month. At about 10:30 they went from mild and far apart to pretty uncomfortable and 3 min apart! We decided it was probably time to call the midwife and head to the hospital. We arrived a little before midnight (still kind of unsure if this was the real deal because I wasn't in much pain, until part of my water broke in the elevator). Labor was fast and intense since I had been 4cm dialated and completely effaced for a month. On arrival I was 5 cm and 100%. I got an epidural which only had time to dull the pain because I was already at 7cm. They broke the rest of my water and I dialated from 7-9 in 2 minutes! Then about 20 min later I was at 10cm. While this may sound fast, I met another woman in the hospital who had a 25 min labor! Now that's fast!

Little miss Eva was born three hours after arriving at the hospital, she wasn't messing around. She is such a sweet addition to our family. She is such a good baby, she's a great eater (I think she will eat us out of the house one day!) and a great sleeper as well giving me anywhere between 3 1/2 to 4 hours between feedings at night.

It really is much easier the second time around. Maybe because you're a more experienced mom and it's old hat. We feel so blessed by God and are so thankful that she arrived safely into the world.


Beckie said...

She is beautiful!!! her mommy, of course! I still can't get over how amazing you still looked shortly after!!

haverlee said...

She looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see some more pictures after another week or so, since they change so quickly! That hair on her is stunning!! I think she may have more than Bennett does right now.

Heather said...

I think she looks like Nikki! :) I think it's funny how similar our second babies were--both born on April 15th, and I figured out around dinner time I was in real labor, arrived at the hospital later that evening, labor went very quickly once my water broke, and just after midnight we had a baby girl. Hope your recovery is going well and you're getting adjusted to having 2 little ones around!

Jennifer Handsaker said...

Nikki, she is so beautiful! Congrats to your whole family. ENJOY!

Daphne/Jude said...

She is beautiful!!! And I love the name!!! I can't wait to meet her in person!!