Archive for January, 2007

Welcome Paige Elizabeth Dahman

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Baby Paige

We’re still trying to get our act together here for, but we wanted to get something up to announce baby Paige. She was born at 14:27 on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2007. The media guide has her listed at 7lbs, 6 ounces and 20″ in length.

You can view the first set of pictures on this shutterfly link.

Here is a little movie montage.

Here are some notes from Ang’s email:

Paige was kind enough to wait until after Days of Our Lives was over before she started her grand entrance. 8 )
What a great daughter. HA!

(For those of you that don’t know I have been watching Days at the ripe young age of 5)

I have been getting a lot of questions about my labor and delivery so here goes:

  • Week 36 check up: I was 3 cm dilated feeling no pain
  • Week 37 check up: I was 4 cm dilated and still feeling no pain
  • Week 38 check up: I was 4.5 cm dilated and again no pain
  • 2 days before “due” date: 7 cm dilated and again…no pain
  • My Dr. didn’t want me walking around at 7 cm dilated-hey what did I know, I’ve never had a baby before…so Mike and I went home, ate some breakfast, put some more things in my bag-said goodbye to all of the animals Mike and I went to the hospital where I walked myself into the Labor and Delivery room. (9:30am)

    The nurses could not believe that I was already 7 cm and walking with my luggage down the hall. So I get in the bed and get hooked up to the machine where my contractions are being monitored along with the baby’s heart beat. The nurse would ask if I felt that contraction and I would tell her “no”. (I was busy watching tv and apparently they were some hard contractions) Around ½ hour after my water was broken things changed-I went from a zero on the pain scale to a 10 in a matter of minutes. After 4-5 really hard contractions I got my epidural and it was happy times. After 3 hours it was time to push and in about 25 minutes baby Paige was born!

    She is a great little baby-she loves to sleep like her mom and we had to set an alarm to get her up for feedings. She is getting on to a schedule and mom and dad sneak in naps during the day to keep us on our toes.