The doctor was good and the nurse during labor was great. I tried to go without an epidural, but being stuck in bed made it hard. I had some pain medication put into an IV, but it didn't help much. Brent said it was ok and that I didn't need to go through all the pain. The nurse told me it would help me to relax and might speed things up. I decided to ask for the epidural. Shortly after that, I was ready to push.
We still hadn't decided on a name for our little girl. We had been going between Sophia and Hannah. As I was getting ready to push, Brent said that it was up to me what we would name her. I took a quick moment to think, then decided I liked Hannah best.
Hannah Marie Hartman was born at 5:01pm, on December 10, 2001. She was 7lb 9oz and 19 inches long. Our smallest baby.
She was a sweet little bug. I kept her in my room almost all the time. I would occasionally fall asleep with her in my bed, but I never slept much while there because I was afraid of the nurses getting upset seeing me asleep with her. She was our thumb sucker from day 1. Always had her thumb to comfort her. Such a smart little girl, who is now a smart young woman. How the time flies by.
Happy Birthday to my little Hannah.