Sunday, January 1, 2012

Brighton Noel Sonifrank

our perfect little bump is here :)
we tried and tried to predict the day it would happen...3rd time is not the charm ;)
Brighton Noel Sonifrank surprised us on December 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm. she weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 21 inches long.

the morning she was born i wasn't feeling the best (aka. i was going into labour and didn't realize it). dave and i got up late...around 9:00. we had just gotten back from a 5 hr. drive from winnipeg the night before. i was planning on getting stuff done that morning, but called my mom and talked to her for an hour instead :) we hung up right around 11:00. i messed around the house for the next 45 min. trying to get comfortable, and slowly realizing that i might be having a baby sometime in the not too distant future. about that time dave came home for lunch, and my contractions started getting painful. we started getting stuff together to go to the hospital and timed my contractions. they were roughly 2 min. apart and were lasting 20-30 seconds. we went to the hospital around 1:00 and i was 3 cm. dilated. i asked the doctor how much longer he thought it would be. he said for first-timers you can expect to dilate a centimeter an hour...i about freaked out!!!! i was pretty sure i would not be able to handle 7 more hours of what i was going through...especially since it was only going to get worse. around 2:00 i tried using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for the pain, but it didn't seem to do any good. about half an hour later i asked for drugs of some kind. the pain was worse than i ever imagined and i had absolutely no faith in myself to make it another 6 hrs. they said the doctor would have to check me the doctor came in, checked me, and said i was fully dilated!!!! none of this 6 more hours business :) i was allowed to push away :) i think i probably breathed the biggest sigh of relief in my life! at 2:50 the doctor broke my water and at 3:09 our little baby girl was born :)
one happy little family!!!

so happy to have her on the outside now :)

she already has his heart ;)

we spent 2 days at the hospital, and then it was home sweet home!!!

all packed up and ready to go

she has been such a good little baby and we are enjoying her to the fullest!!! God has truly blessed us far beyond what we could have ever imagined...all praise, glory and honor to Him alone for this beautiful and perfect little miracle!


  1. She is beautiful! And so is your birth story :) Congrats!!!

  2. Oh Parla, welcome to motherhood! Jeff and I were watching all our home videos of the kids births this week and it brought back a flood of memories! I am sure you are thouroughly enjoying her! Can't wait to meet her!

  3. She is beautiful!! :) So glad for you that she is finally here, and also - I really love her name!! :)

  4. She is so beautiful! I didn't expect dark hair! I can't wait to meet her. I am bringing you a meal on Wednesday : )

  5. She is a doll! So glad she's finally here! Wishing you many blessings!

  6. Yay, Parla!!! What a precious little family!!

  7. Aw, she's a cutie! Hope you're recovering well. Enjoy the babymoon!

  8. Hey, there is a city in Britain called, Brighton! I flew over it yesterday. Congratulations on your growing family! Sorry I can't be there to help out. Hugs and Blessings sent your way!!

  9. She is a cutie! So happy for you guys! Blessings as you adjust to being parents. Just remember, the first 6 weeks are always the hardest. It does get easier.