Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Birth

While I'm writing this in full awareness of what has happened since her birth, I felt it was important to include some details on how Katelyn was born. Katelyn was due January 27th. Her parents were both very excited when they found out they would be having their first daughter. Her dad, John, had spent countless hours painting, decorating, and preparing her room, while her mom simply glowed whenever she talked about her baby girl's arrival.

Katelyn's progress had been fairly normal throughout gestation. The week prior to her birth, the doctor noticed that she was a little small and said that they would induce the following week if Katelyn had not grown. However, the next week the doctor had found that Katelyn had grown enough that inducing the pregnancy wouldn't be necessary. It turned out, however, that Katelyn decided she wanted out so about 2:00 on January 21st, Jess' water broke and they headed to the hospital.

While her last delivery had flown by in a quick 5 hours, Katelyn took her time. Jess' mom, mother-in-law, sister-in-law (Natalie), and her dad were all in the delivery room with her while she was giving birth. Finally, at 1:08 AM on Friday, January 22nd Katelyn Marie Jeanblanc was born. She weighed 7lbs even and was just over 20 inches long. Her birth was unremarkable and she was behaving like a typical newborn. All of her family was invited in to see her, hold her, and take pictures with her. While noting that her head was certainly large, all signs seemed to indicate that her birth had been a success without incident.

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