They say every pregnancy and child is different and Kendall certainly proved that from pretty much the moment I found out I was pregnant and her birth was no different. Despite the doctors (and my) best attempts to get this baby girl to move out of the breech position she was just too darn comfy. So by 'appointment' her birthday was decided.
The final stats for this pregnancy for me:
- Total Weight Gain: 12.4 lbs
- Heart Rate at final appointment: 155
- Baby Position: Breech
- Gender: Waivering on a boy or girl - still feeling boy but had several dreams leading up to the birthday that it was a girl.
Here are some pictures Dan took right before we left for the hospital:
We arrived at Aurora West Allis Women's Pavilion at about 9:30 AM (Nana and Papa were with us at the hospital and Grandma and Grandpa stayed at the house with big brother Connor) and we got comfy in one of the triage rooms until it was time for Kendall's arrival.
We were originally scheduled for a C-Section at 11:45 AM. It was closer to noon when they finally came to get me. Two nurses walked me back to the OR and I was given a spinal tap for numbing, the doctor arrived and then they got Daddy and it was go time.
At 12:37 PM - Kendall Ann Paulsrud was born. There was this excitement in the air with the staff in the room since they said they rarely don't know the gender at the time of birth anymore. As soon as Kendall was out - they were yelling for Dan to come to the other side of the screen so he could tell me if you were a boy or a girl. He yelled girl, my eyes welled up with tears and then Ms. Kendall made her presence known with some loud loud screams! Doctors continued to work on me while Dan got to cut the cord, she her being weighed in, etc.
Here are some of the very first pictures!
Welcome to the world baby girl!