Thursday, August 20, 2009



6 lbs 3 oz
18 3/4 inches long

Born 8-19-09 at 3:50 pm

I was induced into labor yesterday morning at about 8 am. Things took a slow start but I finally started having contractions about every 5 minutes by 11:30 am. I had moderate labor pains until about 3 pm and then they started getting pretty intense. The nurses called in the doctor shortly after that and in 5 or 6 pushes we were looking into the face of this precious little girl!

Side note: There were 3 nursing students attending the Ob ward yesterday who watched her be born, I guess that made their day. It was their first day of classes and they actually got to attend a birth, they seemed pretty excited.


The Pauls' Family said...

Congratulations! She is so precious.

Dawn said...

Congratulations! She is so adorable. What a great name. My mother's name is Kathleen and my Stepmother's name is Sue. Isn't that funny.

Sarah said...

Welcome sweet baby girl!!

Trudy said...

Congratulations !!! What a beautiful baby girl.

Melissa Juvinall said...

Congrats!! So glad to hear everything went well! She is beautiful!!

Leanne said...

She really is so beautiful, Laura.

I think I speak for us all when I say that boy, we sure awaited her arrival on pins and needles!

I love the first hours after birth, when baby is so alert and so calm, don't you?

The picture of Ian looking at her in the warmer really touched my heart.

I saw your dinner in the background and it reminded me of how hungry I always am after birth!

Take care of yourself....I wish it was me winging my way toward you to visit!


Heth said...

Oh! She's beautiful. Congratulations.

Growin' with it! said...

wow laura...what a b-e-a-utiful girl. my mom's name was kathleen. i think just that name makes people think of grace, gentleness and beauty! so thankful to hear your labor/delivery was smooth and swift!

Robyn said...

Congratulations on your petite princess! She's beautiful! It was nice of you to share your labor with a troop of nursing students. I can't wait to see a picture of the whole family! Blessings on you and your family!! We miss you guys!!

Mum-me said...

Congratulations - she is beautiful.

mylittleducks5 said...

She is so cute and tiny!! I can't wait to hold her in a few weeks :) The one of Ian is so sweet too. Yeah for little babies!!!

Kate said...

She's beautiful and blessed!

Dusti said...

Sweet Baby Girl.
What a blessing. :)

Kimmie said...

Oh Congratulations...she is so perfect and beautiful. I've been thinking about you glad you are all well!

bless you...truly God bless you sweet Laura.

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

EEEEMommy said...

That's 2 lbs. lighter than my lightest baby! Wow! Tiny! :)
I'm glad everything went well and pray that the transition goes smoothly. :)

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