Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Katelynn Gayle Marshall

Joey and I are tickled pink to welcome our sweet baby girl, Katelynn Gayle! She was born on May 7, 2009 at 3:51 am. Kate weighed in at 6 lbs 9 oz and was 19.75 inches.

On Monday, May 4th, Joey and I headed to the hospital at 7pm so that I could be induced. We thought for sure that she would arrive on her actual due date on the 5th. Well, the 5th came and went, and so did the 6th and she still was not ready to make her debut! After two rounds of "induction" medicine, the doctor breaking my water, a ton of patience, the encouragement of the midwife that I did NOT need a c-section, 3 hours of pushing, Katelynn arrived!!!

We were released to come home on the 8th and I celebrated my first Mother's Day on Sunday. It was an insanely emotional day but I enjoyed spending it with my baby and family. It is almost overwhelming the rollercoaster of emotions you feel the first few days, the joy, the nervousness, the frustration, and the exhaustion. But, it is all worth it when she looks right into my eyes and gives me a goofy smile that melts my heart.


Tasha Riddell said...

Congrats! She is so beautiful and Brian and I can't wait to meet her!

tina riddell said...

It is a roller coaster indeed!! But the best one you'll ever go on!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Enjoy every second. Emma is already 6 months and it is hard to remember how small she was....good thing we have a ton of pictures!! Kelly and Emma Adkins

Karen said...

awww, congratulations! I have been wondering when she would be born:)