7 lbs 12 oz and 19 3/4 inches long
After a speedy arrival, Miss Holly Jo is here and she is perfect. I must say I was getting rather discouraged the closer I was getting to my due date. I tried practically every labor inducing secret short of castor oil (yuck I was not going there). I had jogged a mile at the park the Saturday before she was due to produce only a tired and more achy 39 week prego. So alas I finally decided she would come when she came. I worked a 10 hour shift on Friday vowing that it was my last day of work whether the baby came or not. Eric and I did a ton of stuff that evening including grocery shopping and cleaning. We went to bed around 10:40. I was so exhausted. I woke up at 11:30 with hard contractions. Hoping to get some more sleep I ignored them for a few minutes, but they just kept coming harder and closer together. I woke Eric up and we packed Luke and headed to my Aunt J's in Gilbert to drop off Luke. It was the longest car ride from Gilbert to Chandler Regional. I was praying in between contractions for green lights. When we arrived at the hospital at 12:20 I was dilated to a 7. The nurses swiftly moved me to the delivery room where the anesthesiologist was setting up my epidural. After some much needed relief, I was instructed to get ready to push. It all happened so fast, it was like a dream. Four contractions later Holly Jo arrived at 2:09 AM. I kept thinking I just got here, how do we already have a baby. Because of her quick delivery her face and head were perfect. We just love her.