Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Introducing baby girl Kaia Lee

Baby Kaia was born Saturday April 17th at 7:36pm after I had been on pitocin for 2.5 hours. My water broke the night before, but contractions never kicked in like they should. I had a few here and there and thought they would kick it up a notch, but not so. So we went to the hospital, and eventually they realized I would need the pitocin to get the labor started.
They did start soon after the pit was added, but none of them were too bad. It was not until 7ish that they were kicking in harder, but still not painful at all.
Around 7:25 or so I found them to be close together - still not painful and I had no problems breathing through them - but they were pretty much on top of each other. I called for the nurse just to make sure that was what they wanted as the contractions did not seem strong or long, just close together. She checked them out and said it looked ok. She then offered to get me a rice bag for my back pain. Right after she left my regular nurse came in (she had been giving report) and I mentioned during my contraction that there was a lot of pelvic pressure. She decided to check to see where I was at and found baby's head to be ready to pop out! She called for help, got one glove on, and baby came out! The Doc walked in after baby was out so I guess I made her day of work easier:)
By far the easiest labor since I only had contractions for 2.5 hours and the majority of them were
not painful or uncomfortable at all! Of course, being that Kaia was only 6lbs 11oz compared to the other kids who were 9lbs 7oz, 9lbs 4oz and 8lbs 13 oz, she was so much smaller too! Should make it easier for sure:)
So, I was dreading this labor - maybe because I had the last one so fresh in mind still - and it turned out wonderful! I felt great afterwards, up and moving and spending time with Kevin in the hospital. Oh, and no stitches needed either!
Becoming a mom is the greatest feeling ever, and whatever pain there is is so worth it!

So, here she is: Kaia Lee
6lbs 11oz
19 3/4 inches long



Here she is with her proud big brother and her two proud big sisters:



4 comments:

NatalieDeltaGam said...

YAY!!! Welome baby, Kaia!

Kelly said...

Congrats Hanne, she is beautiful! What a wonderful family you have.

Torunn said...

Flotte bilete av ho og av alle ungane!! Ein flott bukett de har!!

Rachel and Hans said...

LOVE the name! :-) I haven't read your blog in awhile, but I'm glad I jumped over. We'll have to get the little Kaia's together some day! What a blessing.