Parker Ann made her debut yesterday, February 26th at 5:31pm. She weighed in at 7lb 7oz, which ironically is the exact same weight as Ella and Grant and 2oz less than Paislee. She is 20" long, as you can see her hair is NOT red but a light brown/dark blond.
We came to the hospital at 7am planning on having my water broken and seeing how things progressed from there. At 9am the Dr came in and did just that, after 3 hours I had had only one contraction and so we decided to start some "pit" almost immediately the contractions began and within two hours I was asking for the epidural.
First family photo.
I was at an 8 almost immediately following the epidural (thank goodness I asked for it with time to spare) and then the day sort of took a "slow motion" route. Every 20-30 minutes I would have my position changed and we kept that up for 3 hours. At 4pm I was ready to push put the Dr. was with another patient. At 5:10 he arrived to the room and we discovered that her face was up (which is why things were moving so slowly) and we started pushing. With each contraction he rotated her ever so carefully and slowly she inched her way out over the next 20 minutes. It was a wonderful labor and delivery, even though it seemed like such a slow process in comparison to our other children's births, it was perfect!
Her first bath which occured at 1am!
It was funny, when she was first born she looked a lot like Ella. By the time we were upstairs she resembled Grant and this morning she is completely her own little person.