Friday, June 27, 2008

Welcome Caitlyn!

Well we have officially welcomed Caitlyn into the world. We got to the hospital around 3 for the induction yesterday and got started. It went pretty slow until they broke my water, and then I went from a 4 to delivery in an hour. It's probably a good thing the water didn't break on it's own earlier. I always get so nervous when I come in. I hate needles, I hate getting the epidural even though it makes the labor so much better. So I always dread it. Probably because the last two deliveries I've had to have the epidural redone, which is never fun when your in pain. But this time it went smooth, the best epidural I've ever gotten and I had the easiest delivery. I'm feeling amazing compared to the other births too. I haven't needed any pain medication since we delivered her and besides just being tired everything has gone sooo well. I definitely have so much to be grateful for.

She was 7 lbs. 12 oz and 19 inches long. She's bigger than my other two girls were but she is smaller than Isaac was. She is a cutie with lots of dark hair. We are in love with her.

The girls are as well, wanting to hold her, and fighting over who gets to hold her and for how long. I'm afraid I'm going to have two little over helpful mommies at home.

Isaac was pretty excited about seeing her as well, practically laid on her so he could get right up close. When we asked him where the baby was immediately patted her face, rather than mom's stomach. When Isaac was born when we asked Mirian where the baby was she would still pat mom's stomach.

So life is good with us. We'll be going home tomorrow and resting while my mom is here to help out for a while. We are truly blessed to have this little one.

9 comments:

Laurel said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations! She's so adorable! What fun first pictures.

Elise said...

Congratulations! She is gorgeous, and I'm glad to hear that your labor went so smoothly. I absolutely LOVE the picture with Savannah and Mirian holding her. What adorable kids you have :)

Queen Bee said...

Hooray! She is adorable. We're very excited for you all. She's a lucky girl to be in such a great family. We love you guys!
-The Franklins

Cherisse said...

She is beautiful! Congrats, you are so awesome! Doesn't your little boy look so big compared to Caitlyn? Good luck with everything!

Di said...

Congratulations! Lovely baby to add to an already lovely family. x

Spencer and Kimberly said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations! I'm glad to hear that you are feeling so well - that's awesome!

Mindy said...

she's beautiful!!!! congradulations! I'm glad that all went well!

Keridiana said...

Congratulations! You're a power mama.

ScrapGirls Ro said...

She's gorgeous, Shalae! I'm so happy that it went so well and that your recovery is going smoothly.

:-)