On July 15th I was minding my own business when all of a sudden the baby inside me started to show signs that it was getting ready to make its big debut. Around 3am on July 16th we headed to the hospital. Here are the final belly shots taken just before we left the house! Starting to look just a little uncomfortable...
Marissa came along as our support team---at 3am!!! Here she is after running home to get all the things we had forgotten as well as some Mcdonalds breakfast for Keith. I'm just enjoying my clear liquids breakfast--YUM! She was my sister and my nurse and this day wouldn't have been the same without her, so thankful for you Marissa! I can't wait to return the favor :)
After experiencing real deal contractions it was quickly decided that everyone would be happier and have more energy if I got an epideral---thank goodness!
About 12 hours after we arrived, and about 5 hours after the epideral, our little early bird arrived! We were expecting a little boy to be joining us later this month, but what a wonderful surprise that our little GIRL, Kendall, came on July 16th instead! How's that for parental instinct? Keith is my hero, he did everything perfectly, and continues to leave me in awe of how well he takes care of us both. I LOVE love LOVE him more than ever and think parenting together is going to be our best adventure yet.
Kendall Marin Ross
6lbs 9oz 20in
Isn't she the most beautiful baby girl you have ever seen??? Okay, I'm biased of course, but oh man are we so in love!!! Can't imagine any other baby---this one is OURS! Like we actually get to keep her...forever! It's all very surreal.
This is Dr. Hardy who is the most wonderful, kind hearted, encouraging, and thoughtful Dr! I felt so blessed he was able to actually deliver Kendall. He even came back to check in on us later that day and the next day!
Oh how quickly little girls wrap their daddy's around their fingers! Keith is smitten to say the least!
We think she is just a dream! A perfect baby in every way possible!
On our way home from the hospital on July 17th! Sort of a whirlwind but I guess that is just life from here on out!
Darn car seat!
Stay tuned for more.....