Monday, April 09, 2012

Tatum Jean Zack

Tatum Jean Zack was born Friday April 6th at 6:47am weighing 6lbs 9oz and 19inches long.

Quick Recap: My water broke at 10:15pm Thursday night (although it really was more of a tear and didn't fully break). We arrived at the hospital about 12:30am. My contractions were pretty bad by about 2:30am. I got an epidural around 4:15am and at that point I was only 7-8 cm. They came in to check me around 6:20am and I was fully dilated and complete and they called the doctor in. By the time they had me all ready to go, the nurses told me not to push because she was already about to come out. Each contraction I had, she was coming out on her own. They called in the midwife just in case I had the baby before the doctor got there. I don't know when he arrived, but I pushed through two contractions and Tatum was born. A very different birth than Piper, thats for sure!

How did we come up with Tatum Jean: Her due date was almost halfway between when my grandpa passed away last year on April 2nd and when my mom passed away 2 years ago on April 17th. So I wanted to honor them in some way. I decided that I wanted to give her my moms middle name Jean who was also named after my grandpa (Eugene). Then I thought naming her with something beginning with D after my mom (Debbie), but Eric and I couldn't come up with a D name that we liked, so then I asked him could we come up with a T name after my grandpa (Troy). And so we decided on the name Tatum Jean.

We are all doing well though and settling into a routine of being a family of 4.


cherelli said...

Love the name - congratulations!!

Rebecca Wills said...

It appears that the birth experience was much better this go round, which is great! I hope you're feeling well.

I had wondered whether Tatum Jean was named after her maternal grandmother. I think it's wonderful that you thought of her and your grandfather when selecting the name.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!! So glad that your birthing experience was so smooth this time.

Alili said...

She is beautiful! And you look fantastic. Congratulations!!!

Mandy S said...

She is beautiful!!! Love her name! Glad everything went smoothly!!