Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lydia Ann Barber

Introducing the newest member of our family, Lydia Ann Barber. She was born on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 6:50 p.m, at Mountain View Hospital here in Payson. She weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and was 20 inches long. She has a head full of dark hair, which really surprised us. Cameron was pretty bald, so we thought maybe that trend would continue. What a surprise! She is doing really well. We stayed in the hospital until Tuesday, and have been at home relaxing since then. I have 12 weeks off from work, so I will really enjoy my summer.
The delivery was good. I started feeling contractions early on Sunday morning. By about 2:00 p.m. we decided to go in. I was at a 4+. I had an epidural, which slowed my contractions, but when the doctor came in and broke my water, I dilated fast. I only pushed for about 15 minutes (compared to the 1 1/2 hours with Cameron.) So, I was only in the hospital for about 5 hours before she was born. It was great.
Jason was there and was a great coach. He took care of me, made sure I was comfortable, and helped me focus when pushing, etc. He's the best. My mother-in-law was also there. She came up on Thursday night, and she and my father-in-law will be here for another week. They have been a big help around the house (they cleaned my entire house while I was in the hospital!), and have definitely helped Cameron stay entertained, and have really helped him adjust. My mom was there too. We didn't know if she would make it or not. She drove home from a fishing trip in Idaho that day, but she made it before the doc broke my water. Then my sisters were there too: Miranda was there most of the time I was laboring, helping to take care of me (she's a labor nurse at the hospital). Sami was there, and Krista barely made it from Vegas in time. The only sis that wasn't there was Hailey, because she was in Oregon visiting her in-laws. I had a really good support group. (3 labor nurses in my family: my mom, mother-in-law, and sister, so they really helped take care of me.)
Cameron has been an awesome big brother. He is very loving, and already protective. We had to take Lydia to get a bili test yesterday, and after Jason left with Lydia, Cameron started crying, saying "Bring home my Lydia." I reassured him that they would only be a few minutes, and he was ok after that.
I am posting a few pics of Lydia. There are also a couple professional ones that you can check out on the web. It's at You can see her pics there. There are 2 of them. Just click on "Lydia B" (the pics are listed by birth date.)
We are doing well, and wanted to share this with all of you!