Sunday, January 9, 2011

Brooklyn Rose

Our sweet little baby girl was born on December 18th at 6:04 pm. She was 6 lbs 9 oz and 18 3/4 in. long.

Here is a little rundown of how the day went:

Originally I was planning on going into labor on my own (since I was induced 3 days early with Sierra) but when I saw that my due date was Christmas eve, I quickly changed my mind! My OBGYN didn't even ask when he saw what day I was due, he just immediately said he'd induce me a week early. haha I guess he didn't want to be in the hospital on Christmas day either!

We went in at 7:30 am. I was dilated to a 2 and 75% effaced.

They started the pitocin at 8:45am.

At 2:15pm they gave me my epidural. I got really lightheaded. The color drained from my face and my heart rate dropped, so they stopped the epidural and quickly gave me ephedrine to bring my heart rate back up. It was kind of scary and took a while to feel normal again. Once my HR was back to normal, they gave me the rest of the epidural.

At 5:49pm I started to push and Brooklyn was born 15 minutes later!

She was perfect and I got to hold her right away which was so nice since I didnt with Sierra.

A lovely before picture. I'm so ticked because we took a before picture, in normal clothes and somehow I managed to delete it off my camera TODAY. If only I hadn't waited 3 weeks to write this post...

So happy to finally be holding my little Brooklyn.

my two little girlies

with my mom

the proud daddy

granddaughter #4!

Leaving the hospital-notice Sierra on the right, too hyper to be in the picture.


Maria said...

Brooklyn is adorable! Congrats! I can't wait to meet her!

Megan and Jonny said...

I love reading these (especially when I'm waiting for my own to start)! I'm glad everything went so well, except for that scare in the middle--holy cow!

I especially love that Sierra wouldn't calm down for the pictures. That's pretty much a guarantee for Seth, too.

Congratulations--she is so adorable. Can't wait to have my own!

Serena Cherry said...

She is perfect! I love this post, I am so glad to know how it all went. We need to talk soon! We still need to get together and makes some earrings! Ha! Great post.

brandenandrobin said...

she's adorable Hil and Im glad they induced you so you didn'/t have to be in labour on Christmas.

Justin and Shaylee said...

oh so precious! She is adorable!

Jared, Brittany and Ethan said...

congrats!! she is beautiful! and you look gorgeous. I'm jealous you look so good right before/after having a baby!! hope all is well. miss you!

Jacquie loves Ryan said...

CUTE! Umm...scary your heart rate dropped. And I'm jealous you only pushed for 15min and you look super hot after delivering :)

Sommer said...

Oh my goodness Hilary you look so beautiful! So not fair, you seriously just gave birth? Lucky girl!

Sommer said...

Oh and of course Brooklyn is adorable and I love the name too =)