08 March, 2013

Olivia Michelle

Baby is here, and she is wonderful!
On March 6th, I woke up at 4am with contractions ever 10-20 minutes. 
As the day went on they stayed consistent enough to know that I was in labor.
By 3pm things were getting intense enough that I was ready to head to the hospital.
and here I am still on the easy end of things...
When we got to the hospital at 3:30, I was only dilated to 3.5cm. 
That was a little discouraging, but away from home and not feeling like I wanted to get all.the.things done, I was able to relax and let labor do it's work.
By 5:30, contractions were noticeably more intense and I was dilated to 5cm.
That was also when my water broke! I was pretty excited, because with Ava and Lucy the doctor had broken my water.
Things progressed very quickly after that!
At 7:30 contractions changed again, becoming longer, closer together, and harder to easily breathe through.
It was taking a good bit of concentration to hold control. I figured I was in transition, and Dr. McCarville must have figured the same thing.
At 8:20 he decided to check my progress. The next thing I heard was, "Okay, it's time to push!"
I had a breather in between contractions, and when the next one came I started pushing. Then another crazy thing happened-I just kept pushing! One mighty push with some deep breaths caught here and there, and my sweet third daughter made her appearance!

There were tears and laughter from Scott and I as we met our new little girl.
So beautiful and perfect!
 She even has a dimple in her right cheek!
 And a ton of long, dark hair!

Olivia means "Peace"
Michelle means "Who is Like God"

Now we are home and settling in to Life with Baby. 

Much love from all of us to you!


  1. I was SO excited to hear about your new little girl! Olivia Michelle, what a sweet name! It looks like the girls are thrilled with their new sister. :) Thanks for sharing the pictures, Hannah, and I'm looking forward to meeting her in person!

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  3. Oh Hannah, I'm thrilled to my toes!!! She is so-O gorgeous! A lot of babies don't look that good when they're first born, But Olivia is another story! I'm already in love with that D E L I C I O U S dimple of hers!!! I'm so first in line to hold that cute 'lil kid at church!
    Love, LOVE her name! Your kids are so C U T E! =D
    Yours Truly...

  4. These pictures are absolutely adorable and precious, Hannah! Thank you so much for sharing!! I am absolutely SO excited to meet 'lil Olivia in real life. And no fair that Kaylee called first in line to hold her! Just kidding, but I am so excited to meet Olivia! :P Love the new family photo and seeing how excited Ava & Lucy are about their new sister in the pictures. :) Many blessings and much love!! <3