Thursday, July 18, 2013

Lauryn Elyse McKinney Pittard ~ July 16, 2013

Well, our little girl has arrived! They always say babies will come when you least expect them, and our Lauryn certainly proved that to be true. Tuesday afternoon I had a doctor's appointment and my parents came to take the kids to see a movie while I was busy with that. The news was disappointing but expected - no progress, come back next week. We said goodbye to my parents and headed off to our next errand. I had to pick Jeff up from work and then we had to get to the mechanic's shop to pick up the van, ready from its repairs. By the time we got there I was tired and ready to go home already! I had run several errands and been very busy, leaving the house at 9:30 that morning.

I walked Joe inside so he could ride with Daddy, and then I turned to leave ... which is when my water broke. That was at 5:10. My first contraction hit at 5:30. By the time we made it home, got the kids settled to stay overnight with our friends the Buells, packed my suitcase and made it to the hospital, my contractions were coming just a few minutes apart. I was admitted at about 7:15 and Lauryn was born at 8:24. She weighed in at six pounds, twelve ounces and measured twenty inches long - our smallest baby!

Thankfully, my parents turned around and came back after they got the call, making it to the hospital in time to see Lauryn make her entrance.

Wearing daddy's/Uncle Joe's outfit.
She and I are doing great, home from the hospital today and letting Daddy and Grammie take care of us. We are blessed!


Anonymous said...

So glad you posted this. I was dying to hear how everything happened, but I have been soooo busy with camp worship this week, and didn't want to call at a bad time.


Catherine McEver said...