I typed out her birth story in a Word document, but I will spare you the 6 pages of reading that :) I am excited that all those details are written down though and we can look back on them for years to come.
|September 29, the day before Gabby was born. Such a big belly!|
The doctor came in at 7 pm and I was 6 centimeters dilated. He said he would come back in 3 hours to check on me. Shortly after he left, I started feeling a ton of pain and pressure; far more than the contractions from overnight. Nothing was helping after some time so the nurse checked me: I was 10 centimeters dilated at 7:45pm and Gabby was born at 8:55 pm!
|My mom, sister & Edwin were all in the room when Gabby was born. I loved having all of their support & my sister took a few photos! I think someone was nervous...|
We loved the name Gabriela (and Gabby for short) and Cathleen is my sister's middle name. We were sent home from the hospital Monday night at 11 pm (such a weird time to drive your newborn home at!) and the next few days were quite a blur! (a great blur, but a blur nonetheless)
Here are some of the photos we got taken at home when she was 1.5 weeks old by Amanda Coldicutt Photography.
|We were not expecting SO much hair! It's so dark & adorable. Definitely got that from her father!|
|Brother & sister ;)|
We love you so much, Gabby baby!