Friday, December 29, 2006

Kaetlyn Marie

Kaetlyn Marie was born December 27, 2006 at 3:08pm. I had an early morning appointment and after a non stress test and an exam the doctor decided it was time to deliver. He stripped my membranes and then had me go over to labor and delivery. By the time I was hooked up to the monitors I was having contractions and I only ended up needing a minimal amount of pitocin. I went in at 4 cm and he broke my water at 1:00. By 2 I was 6 cm and by 2:30 I had changed to 8cm. 15 minutes after being checked I felt a lot of pressure and ended up only have a little bit of cervix left that I was able to push out of the way by one intsy push. Kaetlyn was right there and I was unable to push until the doctor got there, he almost didn't make it in time. After two pushes Kaetlyn was born. She was 5 pounds 15 ounces and 19 inches long. She barely made noise but was perfectly healthy. Everything happened so fast and it was by far the best delivery I have had.

I am thankful for all of the prayers and thoughts everyone has given us. I know I complained a lot in the end but I was in a lot of pain. I am feeling so much better now and am grateful that our precious girl is here now!

Emma and Madison are so in love with their new baby sister! They want to be around her and help out anyway they can. Madison gets upset if she doesn't get to say hi and kiss Kaetlyn, it is so cute! I am thankful for such a wonderful family!

Pictures are up on my smugmug site!!! Be on the look out for more!


Aaron said...

She very cute with create color and a full head of hair. Sounds like an ideal birth! I can't wait to meet the young lady.

Kristen said...

Congratulations again, and I'm glad that we got to visit you in the hospital!