Sweet baby girl Adelynn Grace made her debut on October 10th weighing 7lbs 14oz and measuring 20 inches long. She was 6 days late but I will take that over the 10 days her brother made us wait!
Labor started light at 9 pm on the 9th and ramped up around 3am. We headed to the hospital and checked in at 10.30. We got to our room and did the usual vitals and having the IV put in then Aaron went back to the car to get the bags and to find some food. Soon after he left the pain intensified and my water broke. I immediately text Aaron to get back to the room just hoping he would be there before they put in the epidural! Thankfully he made it just in time.
I was planning on having a natural birth but the pain reached a high point and all I could think was “This isn’t even the worst of it!” So when the nurse came back I asked for the epidural. Part of me is sad I didn’t have an unmedicated birth but part of me is just happy to have our sweet girl here. My experience while in labor the first time with Cooper had scared me into never wanting an epidural again. But this experience was actually pleasant all things considering! The level of pain from the contractions was something I had never experienced before, but as soon as that medicine kicked in I was able to chit chat with Aaron and Janell. We only had to wait a couple hours before miss Adelynn arrived. By 2.45 we were holding our beautiful baby girl. After our experience with Cooper’s birth (5 days in the hospital after a LONG induction) we were extremely grateful for a quick labor and a healthy baby.
Since Adelynn was born in the afternoon Cooper and Grammy were able to come meet her right away. Cooper was very sweet and said “hi” to little miss but was more concerned with mom being in bed with a “booboo” (my epidural hadn’t warn off and I couldn’t walk yet) He gave Adelynn her little Jellycat bunny and Adelynn gave Cooper his Big Brother present, an adorable Jellycat elephant and a set of cars from his favorite movie Cars 3.
After Grammy and Coop went home Ryan came to visit and so did Krystal and Claire and baby Jules.
The next day Gigi and Papa were able to come visit after driving up from Oregon. Adelynn instantly stole their hearts! They brought Cooper again and this time he gave Adelynn a kiss. He was very happy to see Mommy up and walking around, he even thanked the nurse for “fixing Mommy” it was so sweet.
We were able to leave the hospital the next day by 3. So nice to only spend one night in the hospital! Those beds are NOT comfortable and the little bench for Dad to sleep on was even worse.
We are overjoyed to finally have Adelynn here with us! We can’t imagine our lives without her now!