Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Its a girl!!!!

Our baby finally arrived last tuesday, April 22nd at 7:55 am. We named her Gracyn Lynne. She is 22 inches long, and weighed in at 10 lbs 13 oz. (Our midwife actually said she was 11 lbs, but she had a massive bowel movement before she could be weighed!). She has strawberry blond hair and the hugest cheeks. Of all my children, she looks the most like me. She is sooo observant and alert for her age. She loves to look at your face and study you. She turns her eyes to whoever is talking to her. She loves to be held, and loves to nurse. Matt said she is like a little drug addict when it comes to nursing.

As for labor....well, it was the hardest thing I've ever endured. It was so different than Noah and Rylee's labor. I did manage to have her natural, which was my goal. But, it took every ounce of strength in me to do it. Gracyn was posterior until 5 minutes before I pushed, so I had terrible back labor. And because of her size, the regular labor was extremely hard. I'm so grateful to my midwife, Catherine, and her care and expertise. Without her, I'm sure I would have had to have a C-section.

More to come, soon....but for now, just know that Gracyn is here and she's just perfect!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes she is just perfect!! I didn't know Catherine said that she would have been the full 11. WOW!!

hannah

Kimberly said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see pictures!
Hope you're doing well, I haven't talked to you in so long!
Kim

 

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