Thursday, August 11, 2011

Brand New Firecracker

Without anymore delay...... Introducing..... the newest Shenanigans family member...
Miss KitKat
The story of how she came into the world is actually pretty short. Called with a question about some bloody show so they told me to head on in to be monitor again. I got out of the car at the hospital and felt wet between my legs. Told them my water just broke so they admitted me and two hours later I was finally given a room. Apparently, June/July this year was record breaking for number of babies born so they didn't have rooms available.

We explained that my tolerance for pain is quite HIGH and thus I would let them know when I needed it. I read my books and answered questions as they came and went. All of a sudden the pain was almost to my breaking point so I asked for the epidural. Time ticked by and finally they came to put the epidural in however the pain was so bad I told them it was time to push. No pain meds... almost no doctor... a few pushes later and out popped Miss KitKat... All 9lbs 12oz... 22inches... and a full head of hair.

The nurses were shocked that it happened so quickly and that I was reading up until 20-30 minutes of giving birth. We tried telling them in the beginning that it was going to be quick and that if I said it was time; then it was time. From the time my water broke to giving birth was just about five-six hours.

Now.... I have an appointment next week to find out the results of my tests. Here's a reminder if you need. While I do plan on sharing the results it might be a few days before I can post about it. We are literally moving two days after my appointment and will be living in a hotel until further notice. Fun times...


  1. congratulations on baby kit kat, she is beautiful I'm so glad to hear she is safely here. And moving right after having a baby? Not the funnest thing in the world. Good luck with everything.

  2. What a beautiful baby!

    Your birth story reminds me of having Emma. If only the other two had followed suit.

    I hope the tests come out as well as they can.

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers...

  3. Oh, and why don't doctors listen to moms? I remember telling the doctor I was having contractions every 2-3 minutes, and he said, "No you're not, if you were you wouldn't be able to talk to me." And yes I was...

  4. Oh, congratulations, and welcome KitKat!!! I'm so happy for you and your whole family, and I'll keep you in my prayers. Hope the hotel stay doesn't last too long...

  5. Congratulations!!!! Sounds like you have a LOT going on... I will be praying for you! I've been AWOL from the bloggy community for about a year, and it's like I can't believe everyone's lives went on without me! ;) I know that's dumb... but wow, you only had 2 kids last time I stopped by! :) Congratulations again!!

  6. Welcome miss kitkat!!! Congrats mama, daddy, big brother and sister!! So glad to see she arrived safely. Praying for you still, keep me posted! HUGS!!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I have been wondering about you, so glad to see a post from you again! (I've been a little MIA myself lately) She is Beautiful and o-so cute!!! Good luck with the move!

    Aloha! Mrs. Marine
    & the Tiny Troops

  8. Praying for you all! Starting to worry, as I do... =) Hope you are all well and settling in! Anxious to hear an update on YOU now!! HUGS!