Introducing Vanessa Joy Sperry
Vanessa decided that she wanted to join our family early. She was born Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm. 19.5 inches long and 6 lbs 14 oz. 10 beautiful, long fingers and toes.
So, here's the story.
On Saturday I was having contractions like I had been having, a couple an hour, but they were getting much stronger. We decided to go on one last date before she was due. We went to the new Twilight movie, which is 2 hours. During that time, I had 18 contractions. (And I only counted the strong ones) Once we left they slowed back down, but not in strength. That night, 1 to 2 and hour would be bad enough to wake me up, but I didn't know how many I was having because I was trying to sleep. Sunday morning while getting ready for church I was having a few, and my lower back was killing me. I told Aaron I was pretty sure I was in labor. But we went to sacrament meeting anyway for a farewell. During the hour I had 12...again, only counting the strong ones. We decided that we would go to the hospital after sacrament meeting. We ran home, grabbed the bag, got Sam ready and grabbed the dinner I prep for my family and ran to my Mom's and dropped off the food and Sam. We got to the hospital about 1:30. We told them what was going on. Aaron and I figured I was just dehydrated and that they'd send me home after some fluids. They took some samples to run tests to see where I was and that it would take a half hour. The nurse left and within 4 minutes, samples still in hand, came in with the doctor on call and they told me we weren't leaving and that we were going to have a baby. He said he was Dr. Yamishiro's partner and he was going to call him and see if he would come in of if he should do it. We were in shock! We barley had anytime to tell anyone. Dr. Yamishiro wanted to be here. He was here so quickly and as soon as he got here they took me back to the OR and then Vanessa was here. She is perfect and we are so in love. Sam loves her already too. He lights up when he sees her. (Well see how long that lasts!) We feel so blessed to have these two amazing spirits in our family. Vanessa and I go home tomorrow!!!