A Baby Story
Today is Kayleigh's due date, but she had the baby yesterday!
They were actually going to induce her yesterday at noon, due to some rib pain she'd been having and the closeness to her due date. She called me around 7:30 with some symptoms and I said she should call the midwives and I'd take her in to the hospital. (she delivered at our local maternity hospital)
While we waited for the midwife (busy with a delivery) to come assess her, the contractions picked up significantly. When the midwife came in Kay was already 6cm (she'd been 3cm at her appointment the day before) and definitely in active labor.
Nate arrived just at they were moving us to a regular room. She labored in the jacuzzi for about thirty minutes and due to how quickly her labor was moving, the midwife arrived to check her again.
Out of the jacuzzi and onto the bed, Kay's labor changed again, and was more intense. A quick check (she was now 8cm) and a full breaking of the waters, I looked at the clock and the time was 11:28 am.
Transition is such an intense time during labor, one contraction on top of another, and Kay's was moving so fast! The nurses, midwife, Nate, and I were all encouraging her! She really was amazing.
A quick check, and she was 9cm. That happened in one minute literally. A few more contractions, the midwife checked because Kay felt the urge to push, and in just a few minutes, sweet Kaidence Elyse was born!
This just minutes after she was born. What a sweet wee ear and dark hair.
I loved getting to hold her so soon after she was born.
Tim and I took the girls, and Uncle Kyle and Auntie Sarah to see her last evening.
What a blessing and a joy to welcome a new baby into the family!