Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Caitlin Mae Morgan

Caitlin was born February 21, 2010 at 8:04 pm. She weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. She is precious!

I was induced earlier that morning, with Pitocin started at 11 am and things progressed rather slowly...I am not patient and was kind of bored but enjoyed the resting while I could. They checked me at 7:00 pm and I was only dilated to a 4 but contractions were strong and really close together--I was feeling the pain! The pain got worse and I remember telling Andrew, "I don't think I can do this" minutes before announcing that I needed to push at 8:00 pm...the staff thought I was joking because they had just sent everyone to lunch...until they checked and sure enough she/I was ready! At that point it all happened so fast. The hospital staff was scurrying to get everything in place and less than four minutes after feeling the "urge" she was here!

Because the doctors were initially worried about her size I didn't get to hold her for almost an hour while they assessed and Andrew help bath her. She is healthy and a great eater so far.

My first time holding her.

Compared with labor with Carson this time was much better and once things got going super fast. Last time I pushed non-stop for almost two hours and was swollen, puffy and worn out. On our way home yesterday Andrew commented on how much better I look than last time, I am glad he noticed!

Carson is enjoying having a little sister. When he came to the hospital the next morning to see her for the first time he was given a present from Caitlin, a play-doh set with which he played with most of his visit there and all day at home as well-with the gift he was won over. He has also been a good helper only needing a few reminders of gentleness when he tries to honk her nose and pry open her eyes to "hake up!" and several "please don't jump on the bed near her head"

Father and daughter, I love it.

We are in love and definitely have our hands full now!

We will post more picture soon...yes we are like the paparazzi!


Chris and Lisa said...

A Beautiful name for a beautiful little girl!!

So glad your labor went quickly and you had such a wonderful birth experience. You really do look amazing for having just given birth and I can't believe that you are home already!!!

I love that Caitlin had a gift for Carson too!! We did that and the kids loved it. He will be a great big brother!!

Mike and Christy said...

Congrats on the little angel. She is so cute. I'm glad to hear Carson is doing well with the new baby. Ava is having a hard time adjusting and just pushes Jack away. Congrats again!

Sarah said...

Congrats! What a sweet name. Girls are SO fun and you look fabulous!

The Mortimer's said...

Little Caitlin is so beautiful! You don't even look like you just gave birth in these pictures. You look amazing!!!

Mulligan Family said...

Jade was the exact same size! Congrats on the birth...way to hold out! You look great!

Kristin Jones said...

Congrats on your new addition. Little girls are so fun!!

Karen S. said...

Congratulations!! She is super cute!

kirsten and josh said...

Congratulations. You have such a sweet and beautiful family. I am SO excited for you all. You look so great for just having a baby. I am so glad that this time went a lot quicker. I can't wait to meet Caitlin! Congrats!

So many blogs..too little time said...

Congrats! She is precious. That's how big Claire was:) Hope you guys are doing well.