Quinn's birth!

Finally! Some pictures from our stay in the hospital when Quinn was born.  It's amazing how different she already looks, and she's not quite two months old yet.  She's just two days old in these pictures.  
I don't really have much of a birth story to share.  I was induced, so on the way to the hospital it didn't feel like I would be leaving with a baby in just a few days.  Jensen and I stayed the night with Suzanne the night before because she lives closer to the hospital than us, and she was going to watch Dunken the next day.  

We got to the hospital at 6 and filled out some paperwork and they started to get my IV ready.  I was already dilated to a 4 which was awesome!  They started the pitocin around 8, so my contractions slowly started.  I tried to hold off for a while before I got an epidural, even though I knew I was going to get one.  Around 9:30 my contractions hurt pretty bad so I decided it was time.  The anesthesiologist came in just before 10 and then sweet relief :).  Just after 10am Dr. McCarter came in to check how far along I was, and I was at 5cm.  He came back an hour later and I had already progressed to 10 cm, so it was time to push!  4 minutes later, and only pushing for 3 contractions Quinn arrived!


She's here! Quinn Clarice Paterson was born September 22 at 11:04am after a very quick labor! She was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 19 inches long. We already love her so much!

Family Photos

We got these photos taken way back in January and I fiiiinally picked the ones I wanted so I can post them.  Look at Dunken's extra chubby baby face! It was nearly impossible to pick favorites to share, but I think I narrowed them down pretty well :)  

We got them done by Nhiya Kaye Photography, and I just have to say she is amazing! I love her style, and if I were to get married to Jensen now I would definitely want her shooting my wedding.

First S'more

What's camping without s'mores? Usually I'm not a huge fan of them actually, they're just a little too sweet, but this time they were so good to me.  Dunken loved helping Jensen with the roasting sticks over the fire.  And even more so loved warning us of the hot fire.  All night long he would point to the flames, "hot, hot, hot."
Dunken got his first taste of a s'more too.  I think it's safe to say he liked it. ;)