pregnancy went fast! She had four showers which were all lovely and great fun.
And we really saw the power of Facebook at them! I had made
one remark on my page that Brittany
really liked Kennedy’s monogram: KSR. And every other gift seemed like it was
monogrammed! Even a book bag and a little robe and slippers!
I can’t wait to put her little head in a turban, teeny tiny
cucumber slices on her eyes and put on her robe and slippers. We’ll have a spa
One of my friends
gave me a “Grandma bag” ( pretty pink tote) filled with books to read to
Kennedy and a Baby book to fill out for myself!
It was all really fun!
But nothing prepared me for being in the room when Kennedy
was born. They induced Brittany
on Saturday, June 20th about 8:30 in the morning. John and I arrived
at 1 pm and not long after that she began to push. (For two hours). John had to
move to the waiting room, but Dan and I stayed and “helped”!
Literally I held my breath and pushed against her leg every
time she pushed!
Just when I had decided we weren’t getting anywhere, the
doctor uncovered a tray of tools and the staff began to get in different
positions; like all their encouragements to Brittany all afternoon was just to
keep her going. They didn’t really expect anything to happen.
doctor was holding Kennedy up for all to see! (And she was a mess! Bless her
heart – just covered with icky
stuff!!) But I got choked up and I hugged Dan and saw tears in his eyes too.
I followed the nursery nurse over to the scale while
everyone else tended to Brittany.
I watched them measure her chest and head, listen to her heart, take her hand
and feet prints and rub her down with a dry towel.
They let me hold her!!
And I never wanted to put her down!! She was so pure, so
tiny, so sweet, and so completely dependent; I knew I’d do anything she asked
for the rest of my life!
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