March 17, 2012 - Kara Dawn is Here!

Post date: Mar 17, 2012 8:39:17 PM

I woke up this morning about 8:00 am and was having contractions. They were already pretty close together and strong. We got ready to go and left the house just before 9:30. Got to the hospital and Bret grabbed a wheelchair to take me in. (Have never had to do that before, have always been able to walk in.) We sat at the front desk in pain as they took their time and asked questions and then they finally took me to a room. We got into the room at 9:45, the nurse checked me and said I was at a 9, which unfortunately meant no epidural. I tried really hard to just breathe and not push while waiting for the on call doctor to get here. My doctor was on his way too, but was further across town. When the doctor got here and said I could push I did. It was one long hard push that hurt like ....., but she came out. Kara was born at 10:28 am, weighing 7 lb 1 oz and 18 inches long. She really hasn't cried much. She did fuss when she got her bath, but now is all cozy and snoozing away. I will post pictures later today, but right now I'm hoping to get some lunch to eat.