Friday, May 21, 2010

She's Here!



Brooklyn Isabella
arrived at 8:18pm
7 pounds, 9 ounces
19 1/2 inches

Once her water was broken and active labor started (shortly after 5pm), it did not take long!  We walked the halls a bit, and then Kiara got in the tub at about 7pm.  At that point she was 6cm dilated.  Just an hour later, it was time to push.  It was very intense, but Kiara reached her goal of delivering without an epidural.  She was SO happy!  Now we are resting and enjoying some family time. 

Brooklyn, about 15 hours old

15 comments:

MotherGoose518 said...

Yeah!!! Congrats guys, and GOOD JOB MAMA!!! I had Sarah naturally (except for being induced with cervadil) and it was amazing! I was so stinking proud of myself, and you should be too!

Welcome baby Brooklyn! I *adore* the middle name! It's been at the top of my favorite girl name list for as long as I've been having babies.

Can't wait for pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andy and Kiara said...

Thanks, Melodie! It is a great feeling. So different from Lucas' birth, where I asked for one, but it didn't work, so I had the side effects of an epidural without the benefits. Ick!
It's funny, but when it was time to push -- and I was in agony, of course -- I was asking Laura and the other nurse, "It's too late for an epidural, right?!" They thought I meant I wanted one, but really, I was just so relieved to know it was too late and I didn't have to worry about giving in and asking for one when we were so close! LOL

cami said...

Oh, I'm so excited everything went well! Kiara, you're amazing! No drugs?!? Wow, you rock!

Her name is so beautiful. Congratulations and let me know if there's anything I can do for you!

HUGS!

Megan said...

Congrats! So happy for you all. What a beautiful addition to a beautiful family!

Katie said...

This is all so exciting! Kiara, I'm glad you got the birthing experience you were praying for. I can't wait to see a picture of the whole family together! Welcome, Brooklyn.

Nadia said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! beautiful name for a beautiful addition to the family.

Aisha said...

Congrats on your beautiful new addition! Can't wait to meet her!

MotherGoose518 said...

LOL!!! 10 minutes before Sarah was born I looked at the clock and asked the same question.

Jenny said...

Many Congratulations and blessings as you begin the journey of parenting your four gifts!

Emily B. said...

yippee!! congratulations on the new beauty! I know L, D and K are going to be great sibs to their new sissy. hugs! Emily

. said...

Congratulations!!! She is so beautiful! You did it, another IU momma who made it out of the trenches victorious! I'm very proud of you, Kiara.
Love,
Shan in CO

Megan said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! What a blessing for your whole family and I'm so glad your delivery went well.

We miss you all and hope to meet baby Brooklyn someday soon,
Megan Girard and family

AZMom said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Kiara, Andy and family, and welcome to the world Brooklyn. I love the photos of her with the kids - just beautiful.

Cheers
Bron from Australia

Erica said...

Congratulations!!!! She is adorable!

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