Tuesday, July 14, 2009

And the Winner Is...

Me. This is Steve and I am temporarily assuming administrative duties of the Emily, Steve & Easton blog.

A few weeks ago Emily solicited your guesses about when the baby would be born. Congrats to Brynne, Jill, Dee Dee, and Me with a guess of July 14th. Because four people guessed the right day, the person with the closest time to the actual birth will win. Brynne guessed 11:17 p.m. Jill guessed 4:00 p.m. Dee Dee did not guess a time and has been eliminated. And I guessed 3:00 a.m.

Carly Renee Rogers was born at 3:24 a.m. She tipped the scales at 9 pounds 3 ounces, and was 20 and 3/4 inches long. One of the nurses grabbed Emily's camera and started taking pictures of the actual delivery. I thought it was weird and gross, and I'm confident NO ONE will ever want to see those pictures.




Emily started having contractions at about 6:00 p.m. yesterday, and by 7:30 p.m. they were about five minutes apart. We made it to the hospital around 8:00 p.m. and the contractions were 2 to 3 minutes apart. The first time Emily was checked she was dilated to a 4. I don't remember the time Emily received the epidural, but it sure made things better for her. Emily started pushing at 2:25 a.m. and Carly was born 59 minutes later.

Both Emily and Carly are recovering and doing well. And in case anyone cares Easton and I are also doing well and recovering.

41 comments:

Danielle said...

Wow! Congrats! She is so chubby! And cute! Em you look great!!!!!! I'm so excited to see more pics!!!!!!!!!

Kara said...

Yea, congrats you guys! I love her cute name!!! And, Steve, you crack me up!

Teresa, mom, Deitz, Aunt Dee Dee said...

Super cute Em and Steve!! I am so happy for you guys! Sorry that Grandma is up here helping Aunt Teresa recover!

Aimeeable said...

So Steve, when you say that things got better after the epidural, do you mean they got better for you too?

Tygh tries to get me one ASAP so he can get out of all that massaging and other comfort measures that I so gently order him to do as if his life depended on it.

Izzie saw the pics and she said that she was a baby girl just like that one... so do you think you could bust out another cute butterball like that for us?

Christi said...

Congrats! I want to see those pictures Steve :) I am on my way to the hospital to see you in just a few. I am so excited for you guys!!!!

The Grahams said...

Yay!! Congrats! Love Carly's cute chubby little cheeks! Emily you look great! Way to hang in there until a day before your due date, I bet that was hard, but look at that cute little girl you have now! Love her name... super cute! Congrats again!

OREGON SOUTHWORTHS said...

Wahoo!! Congratulations! LOVE the name. :)
Thanks for posting the news... can't wait to see more pictures.

Mel said...

Yea!!! Congrats on your lil girl arriving!!

Ben & Diane said...

Yay!! Like I said, I've been checking every.day waiting for this post. Congrats to all of you. She is sooo big and cute! Happy recovering to Emily. I love the name too. Carly was one of my top three with Cami.

C Crane said...

Congrats! I was so excited to see little Carly. What a cute name and a cute little girl. Wish we were there to give her a squeeze!

The Boman Family said...

Congrats! I have been checking your blog everyday waiting for this update! She is beautiful--and chubby! I love it! Congratulations! I'm glad it's over and that your sweet little girl is finally here! :o)

Lindsay said...

Carly! I love that name! And I can't wait to meet her! Congrats you guys, I'm so happy for you, and I love you Em!!

East Coast Pratts said...

Way to go Em a 9 pounder HOLY COW!! Can't wait to see more pictures of Carly!

Ben & Diane said...

BTW STEVE,

you are such a CHEATER!! Not that I was even in the running, but STILL.

Jill said...

Emily! I cannot believe that chubby chunk of a baby was inside you! It's so incredible. She's beautiful. The chunkier the better. Well, I guess not for the person who had to push her out, sorry about that part. Way to go. I LOVE the name Carly. I'm so glad you didn't have to induce.

Steve, you cheated me out of my win, no fair. And what, may I ask, do you have to recover from besides a sleepless night? But, hey, good job on the cute baby!!!

I'm not sure I can make it a month before I get to hold her! Be prepared, I will be hogging her at Jenni's wedding.

Dave and Teresa said...

CONGRATS!!

Jenni said...

OH MY HEAVENS i've been thinking about you guys ALLLL DAY and DYING that I am not there. I am so sad that I am missing this. She is BEAUTIFUL!!! Steve, do you think she's cute???? jk :) :) Thanks for posting pics, keep them coming. Emily- you look hot as always and you rock.

I love you guys!

WELCOME CARLY RENEE!!!!!!!

Serious- this is making me emotional!

Chad and Jessica said...

Hurrah! Congrats! How wonderful! Way to go! I'm SOOOO jealous....my little guy is still inside...he needs to take Carly's lead and get a MOVE ON!

Eischens said...

I LOVE big babies!! Way to go Em, seriously, you lood amazing! I love the name too! Sooo cute!

Melanie said...

Oh Jill, You have some serious competition for baby Carly time. She is all mine. Mine I tell you... Congrats Rogers family! I am so excited for my new neice!

Lauren said...

What a cute, adorable, cheeky baby! So happy for all of you, I bet Easton is so excited. Get some rest!

Sean and Steph said...

YAY!!! Congratulations!!!

bulkleybunch said...

YAY! I am so happy for you and so glad to finally see pictures! Thanks Steve for the update and congrats on winning- at first I thought you were saying you win for having two beautiful girls in your life! She is so stinking cute and you weren't kidding about those cheeks. I just want to kiss them. Congrats! I wish I was there right now. Truly.

bulkleybunch said...

Ok, that was really Alison and I didn't realize my SIL was signed in.

Lizzy said...

She is a cute little (not so little) thing! Congrats!

*Stephanie Lance* said...

YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you guys!!! SHe is just BEAUTIFUL! and Chubby of course! those are the BEST kind!!!! :) I'm so excited to meet her!!! Congratulations!!!! I'm so glad everything went well and everyone is doing great!!

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Steve, you don't think I want to see a bloody mess? Are you crazy? Just joking. Who EVER wants to see those things. No thanks. Great pics! I can't believe how beautiful Emily looks! I don't think I'll look that good when it's my turn. And Carly! She's already fat! I love it! Cangratulations! So exciting. Can't wait to hear more.

Steve said...

I didn't technically cheat, I just had information that no one else was privileged to. (And if anyone would have gone back and read the comments to the previous post they would have found out that Emily was in labor.) For me to be a cheater there would have had to be a rule that says:

"No guessing after contractions start, or right before you go to the hospital with your wife who is in labor."

Emily's attorney just needed to better word the game rules...oh wait...

Brianne said...

WOW!! Congratulations!! What a beautiful little girl and Emily you do look great. And what a great name! I love it. Good job mommy and daddy, she's perfect!

Kara said...

I'm so happy for you that she's here and healthy and you don't have to be pregnant anymore!! She's got awesome cheeks and I hope they stay chubby as ever till I get there to kiss them!!! I want to see pictures of her hair.
Oh, and I'm glad Steve and Easton are recovering well too- I'm sure it's been just miserable for you both!! Ha ha! I'm just sorry that I'm not there to bring you pizza in the hospital- I know how good it tastes when you are stuck with hospital food. You all take care, get your rest and I can't wait to get home to see you and meet Carly!

Tiffany & Chris Levanger said...

Congrats Em! I love the name. Your family is slowly getting bigger...

Megan and Greg said...

Em- that Amy and Mike comment was me. CONGRATS!!!!!!

Tara said...

Look at her chubby cheeks!! Oh I can't wait to meet her Em. Congrats!!

Mary said...

Yeah, yeah!! Carly is such a great name. Congrats you three. So glad that Steve survived and Easton is still breathing.

Dad said...

Hey good job guys. Looks like a keeper. See you soon.......

Swanson Family said...

She is adorable! Congrats!

Ilene said...

LOVE HER!

Congrats!!

Teresa, mom, Deitz, Aunt Dee Dee said...

Congrats! However I feel to compalin about the decision on my disqualifications. I remember putting in a time, because I thought that I would be "mean" and make it in the early morning hours, I can't be held accountable for computer cliches! I think that I should win!!!!

We are so happy for you all. Welcome to the world sweet Carly!

Archambault Family said...

Congrats, Carly is so beautiful and a wonderful addition to your little family!

Snuggie2U said...

Steve, you ARE the MAN! Eric would never blog for me.

Lawther family said...

So perfect. you are a crack steve. i hope everyone recovers well and enjoys baby Carly.