Saturday, May 15, 2010

Kinley Ane

After several years of waiting for this little blessing to join our family, we are happy to announce the birth of Kinley Ane. At my doctor's appointment on Monday (May 10th) my ob suggested I come in on Tuesday to be induced. I was at 3cm and having contractions, but they still weren't enough to make any progress. We got to the hospital at 7:30 on Tuesday morning and they hooked me up to all the monitors and started all the paper work. My doctor said I was registering some good contractions so he decided to wait on the pitocin. He broke my water at around 9:30 in the morning. By 11:30 my contractions were pretty regular and strong so I was hopeful that my body was working the way it was supposed to. I asked for my epidural and shortly afterwards I was examined again but I had only progressed to 4cm. My dr. decided since I hadn't made much progress even with my contractions, to start the pitocin. They checked me off and on over the next few hours and kept bumping up the pitocin, but I still wasn't moving much. At 2pm he came in and checked me again and I was still at 4-5cm. So he bumped my pitocin again. I was starting to think this was going to be a really long day, so we let Abbey and Brady come in and visit for a little bit. At about 2:30, I had a contraction that was really strong and quite painful (considering I had an epidural). About 3 or 4 minutes later I felt another one and realized I was experiencing a lot of pressure all of the sudden. I told Matthew to get the kids out of the room and call the nurse. When she came in, I told her I was feeling a lot of pain and pressure and I wanted to get a "top off" on my epidural. She said let me check you first. She looked at me and said "Sorry, Honey, I can't top off the epidural. The baby is here and will be born in the next few minutes." Over the next 5 minutes chaos erupted as they phoned for the doctor to hurry and get in here. Seven minutes later little Kinley entered into the world with the most perfect coloring and the most perfectly shaped little head. It was by far my most painful delivery, I felt EVERYTHING! I'm not really sure why my epidural didn't work, but I guess if you're going to have an epidural that doesn't work, it's good to have a 7 minute delivery! We are all doing great. Abbey and Brady are absolutely in L-O-V-E! Thank you for all your prayers!

Kinley Ane
6lbs. 12oz. 20"
born on May 11, 2010
at 2:48 p.m.


Anonymous said...

"So Amazing" What an appropriate song for such a wonderful Blessing. I Cryed while watching this video. I couldn't help but remember how amazing it was when you were born. When each one of my children were born. When each one of the Grandbabies were born. It is so amazing that God has blessed us so abundantly. I love that you show the love of each and every one welcomming our little Kinley into the family. Thanks again for the "So Amazing" video.


Dani said...

I still can't get over just how tiny she is, like a little doll.

Anonymous said...

I loved the picture of the two proud Grandpas! And I am only slightly jealous that Uncle Kyle made so many apperances in this video! :)But man, that little Kinley is the cutest and sweetest in the whole world!

And P.S. I cried too!