Monday, October 4, 2010

She has FINALLY arrived

Ok, this is WAY late, but I have been in the midst of a tornado for the past 5 weeks. Our little Kathryn Brooke arrived after a long 36 hours of labor & 2 hours of pushing which ended up in a c-section.

I was scheduled for induction on Monday, August 30 putting her birthday probably on August 31...Kaydee had other plans. My water broke at 3:30 in the morning on August 28 and we arrived at the hospital around 4:45. They admitted us around 7am & my contractions started at 7:30. I waited as long as I could before I went the epidural route, but around 11:30 that morning, I caved. The contractions were approximately 2 mins apart & strong, but I was only dilated 1cm. The anesthesia slowed the contractions down drastically, so they had to put me on pitocin to keep them coming. We thought for sure her birthday would be August 28, but during a conversation we were all having in the delivery room, we decided it was a good thing she waited until the next day-Michael Jackson's birthday! :) That made Kaydee's daddy very happy.

The surgery went very well & the moment I heard that little cry when they pulled her out, I couldn't hold my own tears back. I had waited for that cry for 9 months and it was healthy & STRONG! :) She was a whopping 7 lbs 13 oz, 21 in long and born at 2:11PM. Mike was great through the whole thing & took to her like a natural. She was the first infant he had ever held and the first little girl he had encountered. She is already daddy's little girl & I couldn't be happier.

Mike now comes home every day from work to kiss his little Bug and forgets that I exist sometimes...haha! Our life has changed tremendously, but it has certainly been a welcoming change. We are happier than we could have imagined & even though sleep is foreign to us now, it is completely worth every sleepless night to be able to see our little Kaydee Bug every day!

Today is mine and Mike's 2nd Anniversary, so my parents are watching Kaydee while we go out to dinner. I am so nervous, because I feel like I will only be worried about her the whole time (I know she is in great hands, though) and I won't be able to enjoy our dinner.

Til next time,

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