Our precious baby girl has arrived!
Genevieve means: Fair and inner beauty
Rea means: Poppy flower and firmly grounded
My prayer for her is that she will be firmly grounded in the truth of Christ and that she will reflect his beauty.
She was born on Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 7:52 a.m. Her labor was quite short. I woke up at 3:30 trying to figure out if I was having contractions. Once we decided that I was in fact having contractions we called those who needed calling and finished getting ready. We arrived at the hospital around 5. I was at 7 cm. We walked around until Dr. Tindall arrived. I was at 8 cm when he got there. He decided to break my water which was 7:20 and less than 10 min later I was at 9 cm! The contractions started getting stronger and I was having some back ache and asked if I could lean on my hands and knees to relieve the pressure and they said it was ok and Dr. Tindall went into a story about how the only baby he delivered that way was a horse! I was laughing until my next contraction came and it was a booger. It finished me off and Dr Tindall checked me and told me that we needed to get me turned over because we were going to have a baby! He also guessed that the baby would have blonde hair because of the way it felt when he checked me! So pushing started and he found that her arm was up so he had to turn her a bit to get her shoulder out. About 10 minutes later she was born :-) She looked like the color of eggplant. She had the cord around her neck but he said it wasn't too tight and it came off easily. They got her cleaned up and gave her some oxygen and she was ready to eat by 8:20!
She was 8 pounds 4 ounces and 21 inches long.