Monday, May 12, 2008

Introducing... Brooklyn Mae Watkins


Well I guess that this post is long overdue! Brooklyn Mae Watkins was born on April 29, 2008 in Mesa Arizona! She was 9lbs. 8ozs. and 21 and 1/2 inches long! She sure is beautiful and a very sweet baby as well!

It was alot of effort to get her here, she was transverse and so the doctor tried to do a bunch of things to manipulate her position, nothing seemed to be working though! Because she was transverse she would not drop at all, so I was dialated to a 3 and 75% effaced for almost 3 weeks. My doctor is a very traditional and conservative guy and so he did not want to start anything early, his philosophy is, is that if you can let things work out naturally then it is so much better for the infant and mom. Well I completley agreed with him, until it seemed that nothing was going to happen naturally. :) Finally, on Monday April 28 I was getting up to go get ready for bed and my water broke! We were so excited! We went to the hospital and then waited and waited and waited. The contractions came but after 12 hours I was not dialating anymore and the poor baby still would not drop and still was the wrong way. So they started me on potossim(sp?) and said ok well you are going to be here another 12-14 hours!!! So we just waited and waited. I did get an epidural but becuase my labor was so long the silly thing ran out about 3 hours before she was born! Finally things had progressed enough to start pushing, and I had a great nurse who somehow got this little girl to turn around! Well then she came fast! The nurse barely could get the doctor fast enough!(I think he almost did not even believe her considering the way things had been going!) So our little Brooklyn was born at 7:56pm after 22 hours of labor! It kind of sounds like it wasn't that much fun, but we had a great nursing staff and Ryan and my mom helped me keep my mind off everything so it was actually a really nice experience. We feel so blessed that she is here, and that all went smoothly! I just can't believe she is 2 weeks old!! I hope everyone is doing well! Congratulations, Savanna on your new little one, and Congratualtions to Andrea on such wonderful news! Have a wonderful day!
Take care,
Holly and Brooklyn:)