5 lb 15 oz
So happy to see our beautiful little girl for the first time.
Savanna's due date was November 17. For some reason the entire time Jeff and I both felt she would come early. We knew with a c-section she would come at least a week before that, but we had this nagging feeling it would be before that. We have had a lot of stress with the house being built and I tried desperately to tell myself our little one would make it until her scheduled arrival.
I had been having contractions and a lot of really sharp pains (and had been having them for over a week) and my gut told me to just go to the appointment. I kept the appointment, but I told myself I had until Thursday to cancel it, which is what I was planning on doing. I had myself convinced I wasn't having contractions and that Heidi didn't come early so we could make it to the next week.
I was worried about driving with Heidi all by myself since she isn't such a stellar traveler. She surprised me and was an absolute angel the whole way. We left early and went to my in-law's house. My mother-in-law was kind enough to offer to watch Heidi while I went to my appointment. I left while Heidi was sleeping so she wouldn't see me leave and have a meltdown.
The nurse came in and said I was dilated to 4 cm. The contractions started to hit and more frequently.
By this point the contractions were getting really strong and I was dilated to 5 cm. I tried to hold them off checking because the doctor didn't think we should wait any longer. He said 10 pm was the latest he dared wait. Needless to say, Jeff drove fast, didn't have time to pack anything we needed, but arrived at 10 pm.
We knew her name was supposed to be Savanna because of how Heidi reacted to the name when we told her different names. We didn't know how we wanted to spell it. We always thought we would spell it the traditional way (Savannah) until we looked at the family history and saw how many women were named Anna on Jeff's side. Without the 'h' we felt it would highlight that part of her name. Her middle name comes from my mom, Jeff's mom, and my name.