Monday, September 21, 2009
Our new niece
WElCOME TAYLOR ANNE BAILEY! 8lbs. 2 1/2 oz. 21 inches longWow, God answered our prayers! Lauren was 5 days overdue and scheduled to be induced this Tuesday if Taylor didn't come. Daniel and I were suppose to go home to VA on Sunday but since Lauren really wanted me here for the birth we decided to stay one more day and pray that Taylor would come naturally before we had to leave. The whole family had lunch together on Sunday and nothing appeared to be happening. A little later Lauren took a little bit of castor oil and then Lauren, Paola, Grandma, and myself decided to go to the mall and walk to see if that would help any. She did begin having some mild contractions during the afternoon but we still weren't sure if it was the real thing. We came home and walked some more and Lauren continued having mild contractions. Lauren and Michael headed home a little later and left Joseph here so they could get prepared to head to the hospital. They got there about 9:30pm and called for me to go ahead and drive up there. All the men stayed home with the kids while I drove mom and I to the hospital. She was already dilated 5-6 centimeneters by the time we arrived. Things moved very quickly and Taylor was born at 11:03pm. It was a beautiful birth! Lauren did it completely natural and did such a great job. It was my first time to ever see a baby be born. I am always the one in labor and can't enjoy it or observe anything! It was so special. I am so thankful God worked it out for me to be there for it. As you can see Taylor is a beautiful baby with fuzzy blond hair.