Thursday, June 4, 2009

Holly Jean King

Our little munchkin is finally here! We went to the hospital to have me induced on Wednesday night (the 3rd), and we were both jittery (especially me) so we got no sleep! They started the pitocin on Thursday morning at 5 a.m. and things weren't too bad before my doctor broke my water at 7:30, as illustrated below.

Then things started to get ugly and I got an epidural quickly! Things went so fast after they broke my water. At 1:30 p.m. my nurse told me that it was time to start pushing, and I couldn't believe that our baby was almost here. I got really excited and had a surge of energy, thank goodness. Little Holly was born at 2:35 p.m. and thank goodness, because I was exhausted by then. Here are some pictures of her after her bath on the warmer, with Andrew, and then with me when I finally got to hold her. It seemed like forever until they handed her to me! She was pretty puffy and had an impressive cone head when she was born, but after a few hours her swelling had gone down significantly.
We are so excited to have her here! It's amazing how much love you feel for a little baby who just came into the world. We are looking forward to spending lots of time with our new little one.


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