We are officially out-numbered with three cute children... Our Penny Anne has made it to the world at 6 lbs. 11 oz!
8:00 Sunday night I started having contractions that felt like really bad menstrual cramps with back aches. We tried to quickly put the kiddos to bed and called a friend to come over. After running through some red lights and going as fast as our little car could go, we checked right in and I was dilated to a 5. Steve fed me some ice chips and I had to tell him to stop making me laugh since it made it hurt worse! My epidural wasn't working right and I could feel quite a lot, so...
The drug man came back and eventually got it right. I couldn't feel a single thing. She came right out and we have been so in love with her ever since. Penny Anne was born at 11:55pm so her birthday party was on July 29th. They wheeled my numb body into the recovery room where the nurses tried to cover over a bunch of administrative things while I could barely hold my eyelids open! I sure was one loopy and sleepy girl. One nurse who was new even tried to get me to set some goals for my stay! I wanted to say, "Sleep! I'd like to get some sleep!" So that's what we did... a lot of sleeping and cuddling with Penny. Steve and I were SO excited to show Brayden and Hailey their new baby sister, and we thought they'd be pretty extatic too. But, all they wanted was to snuggle on the bed and eat all the hospital crackers and free juices :)
Hailey eventually put out both hands saying "Bebe." She did not want to let go of her! It's amazing how little girls seem to come as nurturers. She totally gets it how Mommy's having a baby when Brayden didn't have a clue at her age. Here's Hailey saying enthusiastically "Eye!" and trying to poke her eye... we have some teaching to do :)
WE LOVE YOU PENNY!!!