Saturday, September 5, 2009

Introducing Our Katelyn!

Yay! She's here! Katelyn Elise Davis was born on Thursday, Sept 3 at 1:35 pm. She weighed 7 lbs 9 oz and was 19 in long. A very nice size, in my opinion! ;)

Sometime later when I have more time, I'll share the whole story. But, for now-- I delivered vaginally! (That deserves a whole lot more exclamation marks, but you get the point) Labor wasn't too bad. I went in at 2:30 am, started pushing at 11:00 am, and after a grueling 2 1/2 of pushing, she was born. Pushing was definitely the hardest part. I was quite exhausted by the end of it. Duh, I guess.

The absolute best part was getting her here, hearing her first cry, and being able to see her first moments. That was amazing. I didn't get to have that with Jeffy, and it was such a special experience. She was placed right on my chest after she was born and I got to hold her and feed her for quite a while before they took her to weigh, measure, and clean up. I felt the most wonderful sense of awe and peace and joy. Who knew childbirth could be wonderful, and not traumatic!

It was really a blessing I was able to get her here the normal way. I'm so grateful for the doctors and nurses who worked so hard to help me. I'm going to write them letters and thank them.

Anyways, she's here and she's perfect! Isn't that all that really matters? Let's see if I can get some pictures posted quickly.

First picture!

So tiny.

With mommy.

With daddy.

So pretty!

In her hospital bassinet.

Ready to come home!

All warm and snuggly in her bed.


Kestrel said...

Oh Bethany she's just gorgeous!! Congratulations! She is just so beautiful, I can't get over it. You make beautiful babies :) I am so glad you had a good birth experience this time!

I love her name, even if she's not named after me and Bonnie (rude!) Are you going to call her Katie or Kate or Katelyn?

On a nerdy note, I love her birthday too. 9/3/09. Eeee, it's so mathematically beautiful. In my head anyway.

Nate&Sam said...

congratulations.she's definitely adorable..oh what a precious blessing.

Sam said...

Congratulations! =)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Jeff and Bethany! She is adorable and I absolutely love her name. I'm looking forward to more pictures of her.

The Hatch Family said...

Yea!!!!!! So happy for ya:)

The King's said...

I am so glad she is here and that everything went well. She is so pretty!!!! I agree that pushing is very hard. With Garrett I pushed for 2 1/2 hours and well and I didn't think I would ever make it. So I congratulate you on hanging in there. Babies are so wonderful!

The Hatch Family said...

I can't get over how beautiful she is! I didn't realize you had such a hard time with Jeffy, but I am glad you got this experience with Katelyn. I always loved holding them first. Congrats and I hope Jeffy is loving having a little sister!

Adam, Sarah, Kevin, Aaron, and Nathan said...

For Kevin I wasn't able to be there either, but I got to see my next two it was so exciting. I don't think those first cries ever leave you it is a momentous moment.

Bethany she is a doll, these pictures are so awesome. I am so happy for you guys, words cannot express it!!! :0)

Such a happy time congrats again! You guys are amazing!!

Hilary said...

Comgratulations to both you and Jeff! I'm so glad you were able to go about it the "normal" way this time with minimal complications! What a blessing. She is just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Practically perfect in every way! I just saw the pictures cause I haven't been to my computer because of my surgery. She looks so much smaller than Jeffy. My hearing is really going. I've been telling everyone her name is Caroline. I love Katelyn, Kate has always been one of my favorite names. Can't wait to see her and Jeffy too. Love to all of you and congratulations Love MOM

Natalie said...

YAY!!!!!! Congratulations Bethany, she is just adorable! :) :)

Jenni Evans Black said...

How special!!! She is beautiful. Congratulations for a good labor and delivery. You look so happy :)