Monday, March 11, 2013

Bienvenu Baby Grace

Grace Catherine arrived Friday, March 8 at 12:33 PM after one hour of pushing and praying. Andrew was present and made it through without incident. Mom "Mimi" was also present for the birth with Pops holding down the fort with Davis. She gave me a little trouble flipping multiple times at the end but were able to have the delivery we wanted this time. What a gift it was to be able to hold her immediately after. Something I didn't get to experience with Davis.

When she was close to delivery, the nurse asked us what color hair Davis had. He had lots of dark hair. She commented that this one, had very little light hair. We then began to wander if it could be a girl. She came out and was big and beautiful. Grace Catherine is the name of my maternal grandmother's sister. We think it's beautiful and fits her perfectly.

We were able to have lots of pictures taken by a student nurse. I bargained and allowed her to get great clinical "practice" on me that day as this was her first delivery if she shot pics for us. We are so greatful for these.

cephalohematoma from a traumatic pass dissapeared within the hour but did set us up for jaundice

meeting Mimi
meeting big brother Davis

The MacLachlins are always there.  

Davis, Makena and Grace

and during our delivery... a little yoga at home

After delivery, I was able to have real food. Dear friend Lyndsay brought Chipotle. We settled into our new room. Later Mimi returned with Pops and Davis to meet Baby Grace. Davis was a little emotional at first but warmed up especially after Makena arrived with Kristy and Parker. Andrew stayed late before heading home for the night. What a memorable day.

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