Birth Story of Alannah

Written before she had a name…

She doesn’t have a name yet. She was born at 1:30 am (on Fri the 13th!!), after almost 24 hours of labor. My longest yet. Thankfully most of it was VERY easy/painless, up until the last 2 hours or so – and I think those were my hardest. I had some excruciating hip pain, and a lip of cervix that wouldn’t go away. I’m also very thankful that I didn’t have to be induced with anything other than some EPO last night, and nipple stimulation 2-3 times today to see if we could get things moving along faster.

She weighs in at 6lbs 4 oz, and just a hair under 19″ long. My lightest baby, but the same length as 2 of my others. SHe has the sweetest chubbiest face – we were so shocked by her weight, even though we expected it to be under 7lbs – her face doesn’t look like a 6lber!