S: Baby Sylvia
FC: A baby is something you carry inside | you for nine months, in your arms | for three years and in your heart till | the day you die." ~ Mary Mason
1: About Our Family | Correne Winfree & George Marquise Conceived their beautiful daughter Sylvia Jane Marquise on May 8th 2010 This is the journal of my pregnancy and the birth of our angel
2: How We Found Out | 2010 I went to Michigan for Memorial Day weekend...to visit family and attend the Memorial service for Grandpa Glenn, and the baptism of my Godson Gage. I had a wonderful time and when I returned home, that weekend..I realized I should have had "my time" while I was there. So...on the way to work at Barnwell that Monday morning, I stopped at the store to get a pregnancy test, I figured I would take it when I got to work to put my mind at ease for the rest of the day.
3: How We Told Our Family & Friends | So the test was positive! What a surprise! I called the doctors office, told some of my co-workers and left work. I went to the doctors at 1pm and he confirmed it! I was pregnant. I worried all day what reaction George would have...I'll never forget the stunned look on his face that afternoon! But he was almost instantly happy and I knew he would make a great father. I told a few girls at work about the news but waited a while to tell family. I had a little bleeding at first and wanted to wait. I told my mom and brothers first.
5: Belly Pictures
6: Growing Girl!
7: The first ultrasound was 6/14/10, A second ultrasound, pictured, was done 6/28/10 due to some spotting. The third one showed us a whole tiny baby girl & I felt her & saw her kick me during it. George was SO excited to have a girl. The last ultrasound was 12/27/10 & we saw Sylvia's beautiful face.. I rented a doppler for Geo's birthday and we enjoyed listening to her heartbeat regularly. | Ultrasounds
8: So happy I never had any morning sickness I did have lots of swelling though
9: We had fun taking our weekly belly pics | Tums to the rescue!
10: September | Doctor visit - Find out gender
11: When we found out we were | having a girl it was easy to pick out | her name. My great grandmothers name | was Sylvia and we liked Geo's | mothers middle name, Jane | Sylvia Jane Marquise
12: Progress | Restless nights sleep made it hard to get up for those belly pics before Geo went to work | Wow... Big Mama :-)
13: She's Here!
14: Progress | Labor & Delivery | My father came from Michigan on my due date, 2-6. I was worried I may not produce a grandchild during his week long visit! But not to worry. George took me to see Dr. Bied on Tuesday 2-8. The Dr. did a pelvic exam and a non-stress test for the baby, which was fine. He didn't want me to be overdue too long so we scheduled an induction for Thursday. Geo took Dad & I out to lunch at Hot Harry's after the appointment...yumm... During the car ride there I felt a contraction, another on the car ride home. I started keeping track of the contractions at 3pm...I called the Dr. at 4:30pm to tell him I thought he got things going with his exam. He laughed and said to call him when the contractions were 5 minutes apart. Geo started keeping track of the contractions about 5pm.. I had to get in and out of the bathtub a few times as it really helped the pain. My Dad was chilling out watching TV and remarking how miserable I looked. From 8 to 830pm I had contractions every 5 minutes...boy did they hurt! I told Geo to call the Dr. and pack the car 'cause we had to go. He did great except when it came time to pick out something for me to wear!
15: I was in lot of pain & didn't give very good directions & he was like a deer in the headlights with this task! We made it to the hospital fine & got a room right away..then the interview questions started..they say they didn't get my prenatal record & were asking ridiculous questions when I was in the agony of my life. "What level education do you have?" Oh, Please! So the midwife checked me at 10pm & I was 5cm. I got in the shower for 20minutes or so. I was so restless! George was great & helped me get up and down. I couldn't be in the bed. I asked the nurse to check me again at about 11:15pm. She said I was at 8cm & I said I wanted some drugs! But the time had passed & they began readying the room. I had to stand & rock back & forth because her head had not dropped. Just as I felt her drop the Dr. walked in, checked me & said I could start pushing! My water broke with the first push. What a relief! So Geo held my hand as the Dr. & nurses shouted at me during the pushing & held a calm side conversation when I wasn't. 25 minutes & about 10 pushes later, Sylvia was born!
16: 2-9-2011 12:26 AM 21 inches 8 lbs 14 oz
17: The Story of your...
18: Bringing Home Baby | We brought her home the day after her birth. My dad was still here and Sylvia got lots of cuddles & kisses. She had us wrapped around her finger!
19: Nina checking out the new addition | Proud Grandpa
20: We took lots of pics of our beautiful baby girl! I had to take the "scary" pic of my bloody eyes from all that pushing! And boy was I ever sore from all those stitches! Whew!
21: Our Close-up Glamor Shots!
23: We loved catching Sylvia's funny faces on camera. What a pretty child! Early on, George started singing to her, funny daddy songs... He coined "Garden Gnome Baby" because no matter which hat we put on her it always slid up to a point and she looked like a little Gnome! | Our Beautiful Garden Gnome Baby!
24: Daddy's in Love with his little Girl!
25: Loving every minute that she's this little