Monday, July 19, 2010

Kendall's Big Surprise!

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.....

15 comments:

Kristen said...

I love it. Baby delivery stories ae the best! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to meet little Kendall. You look absolutely fantastic by the way right after having her! Aren't epidurals the best! :) Made it such a better experience. Lots of loves!

Margaret said...

Congratulations Meghan!! You are going to be the best mommy. She is beautiful and I am so excited for you.

Breezi@ Not Your Average Fairytale said...

Meghan- She is just FABULOUS! Your surprise story reminded me of when we went in to have Alli- We were all expecting a little boy, but here came out a princess. It's hard to imagine life any other way. :D

(Isn't a surprise gender baby the BEST!)

Congrats. You guys are amazing. Enjoy the sweetness of her. :D

Amy and Jonathan Hook said...

Congratulations!! Kendall is absolutely precious! And our story was just the same - surprise girl that we thought certainly would be a boy. You will LOVE having a little girl!! We're so excited for you guys!

Katelin said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful and you don't even look like you went through labor in those pics---you look amazing! :) I am so excited for you to have a daughter---I secretly knew all along it would be a girl :) xoxo

The Hoogland Family said...

Love your big breast feeding boobs! Oh having a baby is like nothing else. Thanks for the play by play! Marissa, way to pull through for our new parents! Can't wait to meet her!

Karen & Loren Eddy said...

She is beautiful!! Congratulations to all, and enjoy the ride that parenthood will be for many years to come!

Emilie said...

Kendall is beautiful, just like her momma! You and Keith will rule the parenting "center," I'm sure of that:) I can't wait to meet her!!!

Team Eddy said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

What happened to Keith's birthday suit? :)

The Lochheads said...

Meghan and Keith! We are so excited for you! What a beautiful little girl you have. I love the little peach fuzz you can still see on her on the top picture, love the baby-burrito family picture, and LOVE that she surprised you with her date and gender. You will be fabulous parents and we are so excited to see your family grow. Love to you all--Le and fam

Angie said...

Hey Meghan,
You look fabulous, baby is so So SO cute and I love reading all about your process to mommyhood.
I am going to be in Spokane on July 27 (next Tuesday). If I can swing it, I would love to see you and meet your little one.

The Boggs Family said...

CONGRATS!!! :) Ahh you guys, she is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Love that you too, had a surprise baby... it is amazing how heart-melting little ones are. Loved reading this post & seeing all the fantastic pics! :) Hugs and much love to you all!

Bethany said...

Congrats Meghan! I loved reading about Kendall's birth story! She is absolutely beautiful and you look amazing! I can't wait for our little girls to meet each other! :) Maybe they'll end up roommates in college someday ;). xoxo

the millers said...

Meghan, she is SOOO beautiful and I love her name! And by the way you look so good. Snuggle her as much as possible because as I'm sure you have heard they grow so fast! Blessings n' Prayers- Wendie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your beautiful daughter. I am glad that Thijs will have such a nice friend! Sue Nielsen