Friday, January 17, 2014

Brooke's Photo Shoot

Erin came and took some pictures of Brooke when she was almost 2 weeks old.  She did such a great job!

I love all her hair!

 I think Brooke was getting a little tired of pictures after a while:)

We just love our little Brooke and are so grateful for her in our home!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Brooke Elizabeth Warren

 Brooke Elizabeth Warren
7 lbs. 11 oz.
20 in. long

Saying Hello to the World:)
Brooke's Delivery went so well!  She came 2 days early and is a healthy, beautiful girl.  We thought for sure she would come earlier, because I had been dilated and effaced for so long, but she was not quite ready to come and needed some more time.  Close to her due date, we decided to get my membranes stripped and an hour later, I started having contractions every 6 minutes.  We knew I was already at a 6+ and pretty much completely effaced, so we didn't want to take any chances of not getting to the hospital in time or not getting my epidural:)  So we checked in the hospital.  They were so busy, with the end of the year rush, that they weren't quite sure what to do with us.  They had 10 inductions scheduled that day and 6 other people who had just come in, plus me, and a couple behind us.  It was crazy!  Plus my midwife had a patient at another hospital she needed to get too.  They couldn't send me home, because by this time, I was at a 7+, but the baby was so high and I was not in active labor, so they told me to just wait.  After an hour, my contractions started getting more painful, so they finally admitted me and decided to give me some attention:)  So at 3:40 pm, I got my epidural (YAY!), they broke my water at 4:10 pm, and baby Brooke was born at 4:53 pm!  She was here safe and sound and we were so grateful!  Since the hospital was so busy, we got to spend a lot of time with just me, David, and Brooke before they took her away to bathe and clean her up.  It was a very special time.  We just love her so much!    
One Proud Mommy and Daddy

Hard to believe we are now a family of six!  
We feel so blessed and are so grateful for each and every one of our kids.