WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!!!!
Makayla June Mizukawa
She was definitely cheering for BYU when they dominated OU. Go Cougs!!!
Here she is....Makayla June Mizukawa. She has already found her thumb. Bummer.
Here she is again, right after she was born.
Proud father, with some sweet bedhead.
The whole fam. Jake and Ash have been completely enamored by their new sister. Hopefully no headlocks, suplexes, or nuggies for at least a few years.
Just a few moments after she was born. Julie did great, and I'm so proud of her for her endurance.
Proud mother, literally seconds after giving birth. Doesn't she look great!!!
This is the Julie pre-game show, getting ready for the main event. It all started on Thursday. The contractions were irregular, but seemed to be about 12-15 minutes apart. We went to bed and tried to rest, with a hunch that Friday may be the day. Julie woke up at about 1:00 am Friday with stronger contractions that were about 4 minutes apart. She got her stuff together, got in the shower, and then woke me up at about 2:30 am. We debated whether or not to go in to the hospital. The contractions were regular at 3 minute intervals by this point, so we went in.
We got to Labor and Delivery by 3:00 am. The OB on call checked her and said she was dilated to 4 cm. So, we stayed. Anesthesia came by to say hi and see if Julie was planning on an epidural. Lo and behold, the anesthesia residents were Paul Reynolds and Steve Badger, both good friends of ours. So, Julie didn't want an epidural right then. They weren't getting off until 7 am either. We went on a walk around the hospital and came back for another check at about 5:30 am. By this time, the contractions were getting pretty strong with short intervals. She was up to 8 cm. So we were getting close. Julie again debated an epidural and decided to go without. For the next hour, Julie was in the doing lunges and stretches....anything to help her cope with the contractions. She got into a hot shower, which seemed to help alot too. At about 7:30 am, Julie felt like it was time to push. The midwife checked her and she was at 9.5 cm. So she broke her water and the fun began. Julie was pushing for about half an hour when our little bundle of joy was born at 8:07 am on 9/4/09. She was 6 pounds 12 ounces, 21 inches tall....and 100% cute. Julie did great. I was so proud of her. I think Julie is so glad she didn't get an epidural, so I guess it was a blessing that Paul and Steve were on call. Otherwise, Julie probably would have gotten the epidural.
Julie and the baby came home on Saturday. It's been great having my mom here. She has really helped out a ton. I don't know what we would've done without her. Thanks, mom. We'll post more photos as they come.