Aug 13, 2008

Introducing Sienna Marie Dixon!

On August 12th, 2008 at 9: 19 p.m. Sienna (with two "n's"--I won!) Marie Dixon finally made her grand entrance into the world! She is a beautiful 8 lb 1 oz (19 inches) baby girl. We are already so in love with her! We might be a little biased, but we think she's pretty stinkin' cute. (Especially for a newborn). So, here is the story. Tuesday morning my water broke at around 4 a.m. so we headed to the hospital. I started having contractions pretty consistently once I got to the hospital, which progressed quickly, especially once they started the pitocin. I had an epidural a few hours later, but then was really slow to dilate. At 6 p.m. (14 hours after my water had broken) I was only dilated to a 4 and my doctor said that if I wasn't at a 6 by 8:00 p.m. then we were probably going to have to do a c-section. I was comfortable for most of the day (thanks to the epidural, which I loved!) and we just hung out, waiting for things to get moving. Dr. Smith came back to check me at 8:30 p.m. (thinking that she was getting ready to do a c-section) and I was dilated to a 10! We got the room ready and I pushed for about 35 minutes (with a little tearing and an episiotomy--good times!) and out came this beautiful 8 lb 1 oz baby girl with tons of dark hair. She got in a fight with my pelvic bone and has a little shiner on her left eye, but other than that, she is just perfect! It was just me and Dan in the delivery room and it was really neat experience. He was such a great coach. He is already so whooped over this little girl. It's fun to see him as a dad. We are so grateful that everything went well and, most of all, that we have a healthy baby. So far she has been really good--happy, mellow and content. We feel very blessed for all the love and support from friends and family and are excited to start this new journey as a family. We can't wait for you all to meet little Sienna. Here's a few pics from the big day.

Here we go...

Still waiting...


Here she is!!!

World's Greatest Dad!

The proud Grandma's!

We did it!

Here she is all cleaned up (and still a little swollen).

Check out those chubby cheeks!!!

Some of the Hanson clan
Sienna Marie sportin the mohawk.

We just can't get enough of this.

30 comments:

Sim Family said...

Congrats...can't wait to see some pictures of her. Love the Sim's

eli&joelynn said...

YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! Welcome little Miss Sienna, lucky baby... and a big fat CONGRATS to the proud parents!! YOU DID IT.. or should I say.. YOU'RE DOING IT!!

R and R said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations. I am so happy that the baby is healthy and that you ok! Can't wait to see pictures.-Roz

Jadie said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you on the birth of your daughter on your blog! I so wish I could be there and see her AND see Dan get all whooped! Mom said she's very pretty and she's not at all biased, so it must be the truth ;-). But really, I was telling Andrew that I oughta just get a ticket and fly out...if only. I'll be looking forward to those pictures!

Troy * Molly * Braden * Camiron said...

congrats holls! i can't wait to see that little girl! i am so glad all went well- and that she is out. isn't it amazing how as soon as they come out suddenly your body just feels so much better. heart burn..... gone. amazing! :) congrats again. lots of love to all 3 of you.

Robyn said...

Welcome to the world Sienna! I can't wait to meet you....Good job Holly! I can't wait for the pictures. Congrats!!!!

Emily and Jeremy said...

i can't wait to see pictures of little sienna!!!

Autumn said...

She is so cute! Already have her accessories like her mama! My middle name is Marie so beware, lots of trouble! Ha! Ha!
So happy for the 2 of you!!

Charlotte Condie said...

she really is a beautiful baby and I am not just being agreeable. My goodness. And I am so happy you finally had her, I am sure there at the end you probably figured she had decided to bunk inside for the rest of the year. Congrats from the Condie Camp.

larawashington said...

I still can't get over how beautiful See-nana is. Again congrats and thanks for letting us bring our rugrats to see her. I'm getting baby hungry just thinking about her. Also, during our walk in the hospital parking lot, Sara decided that we need a baby sister after we are "all done with Blake." Poor guy!

Lisa said...

Dan makes a beautiful baby girl!! She is gorgeous and that is just a fact. Congratulations! Happy healing!

Chelsea said...

I still can't get over how gorgeous Sienna is! Stella was telling everyone about baby Sienna who she got to hold and had "so much hair that was in a mowhawk". Congrats again, we want to come visit and see the little cutie again!

Amy said...

Congrats!! You will be a great mother to Sienna. She is adorable.

I am glad she got your hair gene and that she did not arrive to planet earth with Dan's side burns!!!

Gavin

Carolyn Hanson said...

Oh, Holly! What a pretty little baby! I'm so happy for you guys and I CAN'T WAIT to meet her! See you soon! ;)

Kimberly said...

Congrats to you and Dan. I wish you were still closer so I could come visit. Happy Babymooning!

harmony said...

She really is beautiful. Delivery day is the most special/peaceful day. Birth truly is a miracle. I can't wait to meet her and see you a 'mom'. Life as you knew it is over...for the better. Enjoy!

Daniel Olson Family said...

Oh my gosh! She is SO cute! You are right she really is cute for a new born. You are so lucky to have a little girl with hair right away. Devyn didn't have that much hair when she was two! Hopefully it doesn't all fall out, so you can give her mohawks! Congrats to you guys! I'm so happy for you!

Young Family said...

She is so BEAUTIFUL!! You guys make such cute parents. Enjoy this wonderful journey called motherhood--it is amazing!!

Amy & Clark said...

What a sweet baby! Congratulations! So glad that everything went well!

Dickson Family said...

Congrats!!!!!!!! She is so beautiful!!!!!!! You and Dan did great!!!!!

Jen Schumann said...

She is so beautiful! Emily had the same hair when she was born. It was really fun till half of it fell out, except for the mohawk section. That was interesting. Anyway, I am so excited for you guys. I know you're relieved to have her out. You will be amazing parents.

paul&chelsey said...

Congrats! She is beautiful- I wouldn't tell you she was if she wasn't! Hopefully I will get to meet her before too long.

Jadie said...

Oh, Holly...she is beautiful. But with parents like you guys, how could she not be? I can't wait to meet her in person.

Jadie said...

PS: When I posted a few days ago, there weren't any comments showing, so I really did think I was the first one. Now that comment just looks stupid! :)

Natalie said...

She is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations! I'm so proud of you. I can't wait to meet her in person.

Aspen Dunn said...

She is absolutely gorgeous. Check out all of her beautiful hair. What I would do for a baby that came with hair. Congratulations to you both.

Kimberlee said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Absolutely beautiful. Just like her momma!

Hoagland Family said...

She is so sweet and I totally have to agree she is sooooo beautiful. Her little button nose. Thanks for letting us hang out and spend some time with her. I can't wait for all our girls to get together soon:)

The Mortensen's said...

Congratulations! She is so perfectly adorable and all that hair, Bella is so jealous:) Were so happy for you and wish we were there.

Dawn said...

I'm soo excited for you guys! She is absolutely adorable! I hope we get to see her before she gets too big! We miss you guys!