Friday, June 13, 2008
Brenna Mae Bringhurst... born June 10th 2008!!!! 7 lbs 5 oz 20 inches...
It was about 11 AM that I started contracting. Nate was at school, and I wasn't too worried because the contractions were pretty random. They were however more painful than previous contractions that I had experienced a few days prior. Nate got home, and by 3 PM I was having severe back pain. We decided to go in! Sharelle (my cousin living upstairs) was good enough to take Kaylee off our hands, who was more than willing to go up and play with all of baby Gavin's toys.
Once we got to the hospital, I was having regular contractions. They called my midwife who was more than happy to admit me to the hospital. Around 4:30 they started the pitocin, 5:30 I got my epidural, and by 8:30 I was complete. After pushing for 4 minutes, Brenna was born at 8:52!
Most people thought right away that she looked just like Kaylee. I agree to a certain extent. There are definitely similarities, and sometimes it feels like I'm having flashbacks to when Kaylee was born. Some things are different though, to me anyways.
They definitely have different personalities. Brenna loves to be cuddled at all times (not fussy about it though) whereas Kaylee was content to lay down by herself with a blanket. Brenna also has a very high pitched soft cry, and Kaylee's was low and very loud. It has been so fun the past few days to compare the two! I love it.
Kaylee is doing well with everything, though sometimes she needs a little extra attention. Most of the time, she is saying things like, "Oh, cute baby! Baby Brenna! So cute! Little feet!" Everytime I change Brenna's diaper she says, "Ewe, YUCK! So gross!"
Nate of course is a natural with little girls. I am so happy to have him around. He makes my life much easier! He always says he wishes for a boy, but he loves his girls so much.
On a side note, it was SO weird driving home, and looking back to see 2 kids in the back seat of the car!