Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Emma Rose

Emma was due on the 15th of May. Since Jeremy was such a big baby (9,9), and since Emma was 5 days overdue, Kellie's doctor advised us to induce labor. So that was today's activity.

The induction began at 8:10am. Things started pretty slow, especially since Kellie was only dilated to a 1.5. After 6 hours, she had progressed to a 4. Fairly soon after that, she received an epidural and began dilating much quicker. By about 7:20pm she was fully dilated and ready to start pushing. However, we had to wait for the doctor to get back to the hospital (he had gone home, which is a sure way to make a baby come).

Kellie began pushing at about 7:50 and delivered Emma at 8:12pm.

Emma weighed 9 pounds 4.2 ounces and measured 20½ inches with a head circumference of 13¾ inches.

Both Kellie and Emma are doing great. In fact, Kellie said this was the easiest labor of the three kids.

Kellie will undoubtedly post more when she gets home.




Emma on the scale








Mama and Baby

11 comments:

the wilsons said...

Happy Day! Congratulations!

Kristine said...

congratulations on delivering a nice big baby. can't wait to see more pictures of her. and i am so glad labor was good to you. got to love epidurals!

Leanne said...

Oh she's a cutie! I can't believe how big your babies are! You are not a big person for those little ones...sheesh!

Congratulations you guys! I can't wait to see her...I get to see her, right???

Leanne said...

Now I feel really special...thanks for calling! love you guys!

optoblog said...

Congrats! She's a cutie.

janeen said...

congrats! I thought I already posted a comment but I must have done something wrong.
I hope you and the baby are recovering well.

Wade and Jenny said...

COngratulations! What a doll.

ali said...

Ooh she's beautiful! Congratulations you guys!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Kellie - Congrats! She's beautiful!! And I'm right there with you in the big baby department. Rob was 9 lbs 6 oz when he was born. He was my biggest baby, but also my fastest recovery. My fourth baby was my smallest and my most difficult recovery. You'd think it'd be the other way around, huh?

Anyway, congrats again! Take it easy and get as much rest as you possibly can!

Kim said...

Congratulations. And may I add Good Luck. Anyone with three kids needs all the luck and good fortune they can get.

Amber Omer said...

Emma Rose is here! Yay! She is gorgeously plump! I'm so happy for you guys and can't wait until we can meet up again! Congrats!