Sunday, December 19, 2010

Harper's Birth Story

A ton has happened since the last post . . . and so we begin with Harper's birth.

About 2:00 p.m. on October 2nd, Whit began having contractions. We went through the day timing the them hoping this was the real thing. We returned from Enid hoping to have to return! She walked, she ironed, she mowed the lawn . . . you get the idea. Around midnight her contractions were around 6 minutes apart or less, so we decided to make our way to the hospital to get things checked out. It didn't seem at first that they would keep us in, we worried they would send us home. The doctor had us walk the halls to help labor progress. About 7:00 a.m. (October 3rd) they decided to keep us and put us in a room.
Both of our families came up in the middle of the night to be with us. Around 2:00 p.m. the nurse came in and said it was time to push! Whit pushed for an hour and at 3:03 p.m. Harper Grace Laramore entered the world!

She weighed 8.07 lbs and was 20 & 1/4 inches long.