Wednesday, May 4, 2011

She's Here ~ April 14, 2011

Brynleigh Anne arrived at 5:42pm on Thursday, April 14th, 12 days early.  I had schedule an induction for Friday, April 22nd, but her due date wasn't until the 26th.  She decided she was done baking, and gave mommy quite a surprise on one of her last days at work.  Details of the labor & delivery are in my pregnancy blog, but here's the short story:

My water broke at work in my 2nd block class around 9am, yes while I was  Luckily, I was sitting down, so the kids didn't notice.  After I got my class covered, I called my dr, Mike and my mom to let them know.  I got the rest of my classes covered, and drove myself home, hoping I didn't start contracting too much on the way.  Mike and I collect our things, and we headed down to Good Sam hospital, my contractions were already 2 minutes apart...and painful!!!  The hospital beds were all full, so we had to wait in the waiting room for about a half hour before being admitted.  After I was finally in the hospital bed, we had to wait about 2 hours before I could get the epidural, since I needed to have the entire bag of IV medication in me beforehand, and because it was incredibly busy in L&D.  I got the epidural around 12:30pm, and was checked every 2 hours until about 5pm when I progressed incredibly quickly.  Luckily, both my parents had made it down from Chicago just in the nick of time.  Unfortunately, my in-laws missed the birth, as we all thought they had mre time to get down to the hospital with big brother Tyler.  The nurses and my midwife rushed around to get the room ready just after 5pm, and Brynleigh arrived within 10 minutes of the entire delivery process starting.  It was a very quick entry into the world, to say the least! :) Here were here stats when she came into the world:
Weight:  6lbs 15.6oz
Height: 20 3/4"
Eyes: navy blue
Apgars: 9's across the board
Hair: yes, lots of blond hair just like her brother (although I think Ty still holds the record!)
no conehead or signs of a natural delivery
long fingers and toes

Getting her stats taken & getting cleaned up

 Our warm & clean princess


  1. I absolutely LOVE the last picture of Bryn. She is absolutely adorable she is in all of her pics, but she just looks so peaceful. I'm in love!

  2. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm baby p-ssy is so sweet


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