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