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Monday, March 17, 2008

Sophie Marie Farr: Our Pleasant Surprise

Posted by Tracy

Well, for those of you who don’t know already, our little bundle of joy arrived over the weekend and this message is coming to you from the Hospital. On Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 9:38 am, Sophie Marie Farr arrived and taught us what falling in love was all about. At 6 lbs 15 oz. and 18 ½ inches, it really is remarkable that something (or someone) so small could have such a dramatic influence in your life. But Sophie is become the reason in ours.

About 2 weeks ago we found out that Sophie was breech at one of our regularly scheduled doctor appointments. The doctor explained a procedure called an External Cephalic Version which could be used to ‘flip’ or turn Sophie the right way, allowing for a normal vaginal delivery. Little did Hanna know what she had gotten herself into, when on Tuesday we went to the Hospital for the version. Making a long story short, Hanna—and Sophie—did not enjoy the experience. On top of the pain of the procedure, it didn’t even work. Sophie was still breech and a C-section was to be scheduled.

Tuesday, March 25th was scheduled for the cesarean birth. Tracy was simply hoping that the baby could arrive safely, but would appreciate the kind gesture of waiting until exams were over. Well, the baby waited for the exams, but she wasn’t going to wait any longer. On Saturday, March 15, Hanna noticed some ‘leaking water’ and thought that her water may have been breaking. She left from work and Tracy picked her up and took her to the hospital. After some checks, exams, and an ultrasound, we were sent home and told everything was fine. And maybe it was; but Sophie had had enough.

At about 6am on Sunday morning, Hanna woke Tracy up saying that her water broke. Tracy had never gotten up so fast out of bed. Whether it was the anticipation and excitement of having a baby, or the idea of a pregnant woman’s water slowly making its way to his side of the bed, we’re not really sure—he refuses to comment. Regardless, we packed up as many miscellaneous items as we could and jumped in the car; Destination: Hospital. Hanna had about two good gushes of water before reaching the Hospital, but the real show came after the nurses had sat her down on the bed and began running tests. Her water definitely broke and we heard the words of our nurse, “She is definitely coming today.”

Even though family couldn’t be here for the birth, the universe (a.k.a.: a loving God) sent Hanna a gentle sign reassuring her that He was ever-mindful. Hanna's two sisters are Chelsea and Nicole. Our first nurse who took care of Hanna all the way up until the operation was named Chelsee. Our second nurse who took care of Hanna during and after the operation was named Nicole. I’ve often thought that subtle coincidences bringing comfort or joy are usually God’s way of saying, “I Noticed.”

By about 9:00 am we were on our way to the operating room and Hanna was being drugged up for the operation. Her anesthesiologist was amazing (Dr. Gardner), and helped her though some tough parts of the operation. At 9:32 the first incision was made and at 9:38 Sophie had arrived. Tracy saw some things which he might never talk about again, but seeing his daughter arrive is something you might never get him to stop talking about either. She was perfect. After a moment of family cuddling, baby was off to get weighed and mom was getting put back together. A little after 10:00, we were back in our first room recovering and the baby was getting cleaned up and ready to stun the world. By 11:00 we had made it down to the Mother and Baby room, which we’ve been in ever since, and Tracy was going back and forth between Mom and the Baby (who was still in the nursery). By noon, baby and mom were reunited and haven’t been separated since without the death glare from Hanna.

Sophie is doing great and Hanna is happier than ever. Dad couldn’t be prouder of the two most amazing women in his life. We miss you all and hope to see you soon!

Sending love from Tracy, Hanna, and Sophie!

B a b y S t a t s :
Weight: 6 lbs. 14.9 oz.
Length: 18 ½ inches.
Time of Birth: 9:38am MST
Date of Birth: Sunday, March 16, 2008

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Blogger Jen and Ty Martin said...

We are so excited for both of you (all three of you)!! Martha filled us in earlier today and also showed us your blog! We are so glad everything turned out ok and that Hanna and Sophie are healthy and happy! Congrats! We can't wait to see you soon and meet sweet Sophie!

March 17, 2008 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Congratulations you guys! She is absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad everything went ok! Do let us know if you need anything at all! We are here for you for anything! We look forward to meeting her!

March 18, 2008 at 12:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sophie Marie is so so beautiful!! Way to go Mom & Dad!!

You will have to do this again in a couple of years.

Love to all three of you!!

Ann McMullan

March 18, 2008 at 7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOPHIE....Do youknow how much
ya- ya Frazier loves you??? As high as the sky...as deep as the ocean. I can't wait to hold you, kiss you, and smell your little feet. (o.k...it's a grandma thing.....) Can you come over and play? We will paint, play playdough, dress up, whatever you'd like.....I am yours. :)

Ya-Ya (Greek for Grandma) Frazier

March 19, 2008 at 4:53 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Congratulations you guys! She is of course..beautiful. We're so happy for you.

Ben & Kathy Rose

March 19, 2008 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Moffitt Mania said...

Congrats on the baby! She is gorgeous. How are you guys? We miss hanging out with you and hearing about the world of gaming!! Come out and see us some time!

March 19, 2008 at 7:30 PM  

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