Monday, October 19, 2009

fast and furious, the baby arrives!!!!

So, dear friends! Thanks so much for standing by! And THANKS FOR PRAYING!!!! Turns out those contractions were the real deal!

Can't upload pictures yet, but this is what I can tell you.

Contractions started while I was grilling chicken around 5:30 p.m.
They continued as I wrote emails and posted on the blog.
Around 10:00, it seemed necessary to get to the hospital.
Got to the hospital around 10:30.

Our baby was born 1:25 a.m. on October 19. I'm still in shock that it's real.

We have a baby girl.
9 lbs 12.6 oz
21 3/4 inches (or so, Brent thinks...I don't even know!)
Lots of hair.
Very sweet.

I had the best labor and delivery team, including our doula Karen and my stellar husband, Brent.

Oh, and the baby came too fast for an epidural. More later.


JohnnyB said...

Congratulations!!! Yea!!! Ummm..... name?

Anonymous said...


neely said...

Congrats!! I woke up like Christmas morning... with wonder and waiting to see God's new mercy in your lives!

Way to go Jen! Four deliveries with an epidural!

Love ya! -Neely

Anonymous said...

YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I just knew it! I could not wait to check your blog this morning to hear about you little precious miracle! I am so happy for both of you!! Congratulations! I can't wait to see her picture and hear her name! But, for now, enjoy her and get some much needed rest! Welcome to the world, little one :)!!!! We love you! Love, Joy I can't wait to wake Cal and Ava to tell them your news!!!

Lee Shelton IV said...

Congratulations, Jenna!

Chelsea Bass said...

Congrats to you and your family, Jenna!

Jess said...

That's why I checked your blog this morning. Yay!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I told the kids, "Let's check the bloga nd see if Mrs. Scheetz had her baby?" YEAH!!!! Welcome new baby Scheetz! We look forward to meeting you.

The Staebells

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the whole family!


Mandy said...

Yay! So excited to see your news=)

Rachel said...

Oh happy day!! Praise the Lord that everything went so well. I can't believe how big she is! Good work. :)

Anonymous said...


The timing amazes me. I was praying for you at 5:20 while walking to small group.

Korean American King said...

Ahzum. Congrats! Now get working on those dang

Sarah said... have big babies ;)!!! God's're awesome. I'm glad it wasn't a long many things to say and ask!! Enjoy her!! LOVE SARAH

Andie said...

yay! happy for you!

Allison Dillard said...

:))))))))) Just so happy for you all!!! Can't wait to see more pictures-enjoy your sweet (and hopefully peaceful) time in the hospital with this little one. There is nothing like those first days. Love from all the Dillards. Ethan said "let's go to to see a picture!"


Melissa said...

sweet mother! i'm so.stinkin'.excited!

I'm so thankful she is here and you both are doing well. Can't wait to hear about it.

The Evans Family said...

You go Mom!!!!! I'm surprised she was that small....JUST KIDDING!!!! I cannot wait to see another one of your babies grow, and enjoy their amazingly funny inherited wit.


Karla Anne said...


It sounds like things went so well, which is wonderful. :)

Love the beautiful name, and you look so great in the pics!!

Greta said...

So I don't check blogs all day and there you go and have a baby.
What up, girl?

So glad to hear things went so well and so quickly - I think...??

Phoebe is precious! I'm in love with her cheeks. If it wouldn't hur them, I guess I'd steal Jillian's dimples and Phoebe's cheeks.

What would I do with them? Hmmm. Great question.

Congrats to the fam! Hope your recovery is quick!