Well it happened, Tuesday night my BFF called me to let me know Wednesday morning (her actual due-date) at 6am she was having labor induced!
I couldn't get out of work until about 2:30 but when I did I high-tailed it to the hospital to find the mommy-to-be only 4 cm after HOURS of labor! Luckily she had an epidural and was pretty cozy by the time I got there!
|Megan and our friend Ashley|
At 9pm when Megan still hadn't progressed more than 4cm and had been in labor for 15 hours already they made the tough decision to go cesarean.
|Going to meet Shelby!|
We were all shuffled out to the waiting room to wait for about 45 minutes before Kenny; the proud daddy rushed into the waiting room to confirm what we already knew...
ITS A GIRL!
(she's got her mama's nose and cheeks!)
March 30, 2011
March 30, 2011
7.15 lbs, 21 inches long
Mommy and Baby were both great - although we did find out the cord was around Shelby's neck so its a good thing they went C-section before she got too stressed out!
We each got to spend a few moments one on one while they were in recovery but they needed their rest so no one stayed long.
Ben and I went back today and hung out at the hospital for a few hours.
Big Baby Feet!
Hanging with her Auntie Am for the first time
Clearly she was thrilled-look at that yawn!
Not quite a natural but we'll get him there someday!
Showing Little Miss Shelby how to take the one armed angle down pictures and look good-but all she had to do was lie there- the camera loved her!
I just want to squeeze that little face!!!
May not be ready for my own yet, but I'm sure thrilled to meet this little girl! I of course have friends that have children but this girl has been my closest friend since I was 6 years old....more like family than friends really and I'm so excited to watch her take on her new role as a mother and to be a part of Shelby's life as she grows up - I'm just about as proud as I can be!
So this has been my contribution to all the baby posts that have been springing up lately - and until I have my own ( and lets be honest - probably even after) you're going to be seeing a lot more of this little baby face!
Much Love Always!
Miss Amber Lane