Saturday, January 5, 2008

Welcome Eva Grace!

Eva Grace Hutchings entered the world at 1:12pm on December 30th, 2007. She was 7 lbs, 3 oz and 19 inches long (definitely a keeper)! She has lots of beautiful strawberry blonde hair and is the cutest thing we have ever seen. Check out our Shutterly page (which is also on the column to the right) for a lot more pictures.

Carrie woke up at 2:00am on the 3oth with contractions that were about 5 minutes apart. We got to the hospital about 3:15am and Carrie was 4cm dilated. Aaron then called his parents in Phoenix to let them know they might need to hop on a plane. After walking around the halls for about a 1/2 hour, Carrie was then dilated to 5cm and the hospital checked us in. This was about 5:00am. Aaron called his parents again to let them know their grand-daughter would be here today and they got on a plane at 8:00am to make it to Boise in time for Eva to be born with about 1 1/2 hours to spare. Carrie's parents picked them up at the Boise airport at about 11:45am. So, after about 11 hours of labor (all unmedicated) Eva was born.

Right before she was born (maybe 1 1/2 hours before Carrie started pushing....and pushed for an hour), about 7 football players from the Humanitarian bowl came by to talk football and babies. It was odd but makes for a good story. So, Eva has a little beanie hat from each team (Fresno State and Georgia Tech) with their school colors. And, a guy from channel 7 interviewed Carrie (with no make-up and very little sleep - yikes!) for the evening news (we don't know if it made it on the news or not though).

Needless to say, Eva's birth was definitely the most amazing thing we have ever been a part of. We are loving being parents and can't believe how blessed we are to have this amazing little miracle in our lives.