Brooklyn Grace Austell
8.9lbs 21 inches long
April 18th at 5:16pm
Here's what happened. Kent and I checked in to be induced at Baptist on Friday morning at 8am. They started the Pitocin about 9am. The doctor came in and broke my water around 10:30 (I was only dilated about a 2). The contractions were quickly rolling, and by 11:00 I was ready for an epidural. I would have had one by 11:30 but the anaesthesiologist got called away to an emergency C-section so I had to wait another 30 minutes, of which I was NOT a happy mama. Those 30 minutes were horrible but it sure made the epidural that much sweeter. Post-epidural, I was able to relax, and from 12-3 I just rested and hung out with Kent. The doctor came in and checked me around 2pm and I was only at a 4, so I was a little discouraged. But from 2-4pm I went all the way to a 9.5! God is so good! The nurse said we should have the baby within the hour so our families came to the hospital.
Kennedy came to meet her sister the next morning and we were anxious to see her reaction. She was hesitant and quiet at first taking it all in, just saying, 'baby?' over and over.
We are so in love and so grateful to God for this perfect gift!
I'm really enjoying the time Kent has been home the past few days for us to bond as a family, and of course am SO grateful to my mom for cooking some delicious meals and loving on KJ during this transition! Thanks for celebrating with us! More pictures to come (sorry in advance : ) )