Leaving the hospital!!!
Kinley on Great Grama Frantz's quilt
our sweet angel baby!
Our first family photo!
Jay and I are thrilled to announce the birth of Kinley Rose. She was born on June 9, 2010 at 7:28 a.m. She was 7 lbs and 4 oz.
I woke up on Tuesday morning with contractions, but just assumed that it was false labor as I was still over a week away from my due date. I went into work like always, with contractions that were about 20 minutes apart. Throughout the day I was timing them (there really is an app for everything!!) and noticed after lunch they were down to about 10 minutes apart and getting more painful. I was trying to finish up a big project with my manager, but by 7 pm, the contractions were 6-8 minutes apart and quite painful so I went home. I went for a walk while Jay speed-mowed the yard but they didn't stop. About 10 pm the contractions were pretty bad so I called my doctor. We headed to the hospital and checked in. I was 5-6 cm!! I got my epidural and took a nice nap, to be woken up to push! We pushed about 2.5 hours, but Kinley's head was lodged in my pelvis so we had to get a c-section instead. I was really disappointed, but she came out perfect so we won't complain! We were in the hospital until Saturday and were VERY ready to head home!
Life has been great ever since. We sleep when we can but have found that life with baby is exhausting (which explains our lack of blogging)! She is doing very well and had gained 10 ounces after only 4 days of being home. Daddy went back to work and I spend my days trying to keep Ms. Kinley happy! It is going to take some adjusting for me as I am so used to being at work and having that interaction with adults! But no complaints from Pickett Hill!