Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Asher Dai Sonifrank

as most of you probably know, our beautiful baby boy is here!!!

Asher Dai was born at 5:27 am, September 30, 2013
he was 7 lbs. 13 oz, and 19.5 in. long

he is absolutely as sweet as can be!

Monday morning at 1:30am i woke up not feeling very well
i laid in bed for a bit and realized i might be having contractions
so i got up and puttered around the house a bit waiting to see if they were regular 
after about an hour and a half i was pretty sure i was going into labor
so at 3:00 i woke dave up and we got things together to go to the hospital
and called a friend to come to the house to be w/ Brighton for the rest of the night
we got to the hospital at 4:05
i was 6/7 cm dialated
they called the doctor
i'm not sure what time he got there, but about the time he did my contractions began to become super intense...and of course that's about the time that the nurse wanted to put an IV in my hand
she tried once and missed the vein
needless to say, i didn't let her try again lol
i figured if i seriously needed an IV they could put it in when that time came
plus, i had to push! this baby was coming out whether they were ready or not
i think i may be making a name for myself w/ the doctors here in Red Lake
the baby doctor didn't make it in time for the birth
and the doctor that was there was delivering my baby and calling for the nurses to bring his tray of tools at the same time :)

so i've heard that it gets easier w/ each baby
it may get faster, but i'm pretty sure this birth was even more painful than Brighton's
there was one point at the very end where i just had to scream...i didn't scream when Brighton was born

i would just like to say that natural childbirth may be amazing in that God did design a woman's body to bring new life into this world, but it is also the most awful thing i have ever experienced.
it makes me seriously wonder whether or not i want to have anymore kiddos.
i know i do, but i dread the thought of giving birth to another baby.

on another note, i am very thankful for nitrous oxide!
it doesn't do any good before it gets to the pushing part, but at that point it does take a bit of the edge off!

i started pushing at 5:22
my water broke at 5:25
Asher was born at 5:27

he is perfect in every way
and he's happy!!!
i can't even describe what a blessing it is to have a happy baby
i just want to eat him up all day long
after six months of bouncing a fussy baby when Brighton was born, Asher feels like a dream :)

around 8:00 Molly brought Brighton in to meet her new little brother
she was pretty unsure about him
she went over to him and gave him a kiss 
then she held him for about half a minute
and then she was done
basically wouldn't acknowledge that he was there lol

now that we're home and she's on her own turf, she is doing really good w/ him
she mostly does her own thing, 
but every now and then wants to give him a kiss
and brings his soother over for him when he fusses


  1. I'm impressed you can sit like that right after having a baby. =)

  2. Congratulations, by the way. Didn't mean to leave that off. =)

  3. big BIG congratulations!!!! i had checked back a few times to see if you'd had him yet and so happy to finally see that here - on THIS side of you!!! :)) yay!! i'm with you on not sure it gets "easier" with each baby.. pain like that is NEVER easy. but it does get faster. alteast it did w/ me. and sound like if asher is any indication on your next you'll need to camp out at the hospital that last month - i'm not sure you'll make it there if you don't! :))

    welcome asher!!!