Monday, March 09, 2009

SKYLER KENNEDY

That's Skyler with an E... for many of you who have wondered. Thank you so much for your prayers, emails, calls, hospital visits, meal offers, facebook comments, etc... we have been well loved and this has been such a fun experience. We had a really smooth birth and Skyler is perfect and healthy and beautiful! Wallace was her first visitor and he's very interested in this tiny baby. Little does he know... she's staying home with us and he has to live with her...

The birth rundown (short version): Born March 7th at 2:45pm. Weighing 8 lbs, 2 oz. Measuring 20 inches. About 4 hours of labor and 2 big pushes. A relatively quick and easy birth with lots of snuggle skin time right afterwards.

(Longer version): I was scheduled to be induced Saturday morning (because of high blood pressure). It was weird to have a date and time of when our baby would enter the world but made it nice for planning our day and getting Wallace taken care of, etc. We dropped him off at my parents house Friday night after getting frozen yogurt together as our last "family of 3" outing. Then Rian and I got Chinese food for dinner, went home, packed things up, spent some time praying, relaxing, and getting ready for sleep. We slept horribly, so excited and anxious for the next day. I woke up at 4am with contractions 5 minutes apart, making me feel good about being induced... she was ready to come on her own anyway. I was also already 3 cm dilated, as of my last doctor appointment. We got to the hospital at our appointment time, 8:30am and my contractions had gone away so I was really comfortable. We were finally settled in our room and I got a small pitocin drip at 10:45am, got my epidural at 1pm, started pushing at 2:40 and Skyler was born at 2:45. I was able to hold her right away for about an hour and she was pretty excited to start breastfeeding which was encouraging.

The first visitor


Skyler, a few minutes old


Dr. Zepeda and nurse Kim

Wallace, scoping out his new sister

11 comments:

The Bardwells said...

Congratulations!!! We are very happy for you guys! She is beautiful. :)

aLySSa said...

yay for skyler being born!! i cant wait to see my new little cousin!! love you meg!

Madelyn said...

Congrats again Kennedy family.She is so beautiful, pink and healthy looking. I'm still tripping that now 2 of our family members have the same Bday.

Carrie P said...

Hey Meg -
Sounds like your labor and delivery were easy and great - thats awesome!! So great to hear the details :) She's beautiful!

Heather Ferenc said...

Congrats Kennedy Fam. She is just precious with those little baby chubs and that white blond fuzz. So happy for you all. One of each is just the best!

The Hartmans said...

Welcome Skyler! So excited for you all. We can't wait to meet her, Emma too. Yay for 8 pounders!!

Carlie said...

I love all the pics. Wallace reminds me of Brooke. She was so happy to have a sibling!!!!

Melissa Stephenson said...

She is beautiful!!! Congrats! Meg, you look GREAT. And heck, so you do you Rian! =) So happy for you guys and glad all is well!

Kelly Kel said...

Such a cutie! Congratulations... to the 4 of you!

Jen said...

Congratulations! What a blessing Skyler will be to your family. Hoping I have an equally easy labor!

Mindy Nacke said...

Congratulations! We're so happy for you guys!