Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Baby Tompkins arrives ....

IT'S A GIRL!

Hailey Amber Tompkins arrived on Thursday, July 9th at 7:20 am. She weighed in at 7 lbs 7 oz and was 20.5 inches long.

I am head over heels in love with my new daughter. I hadn't said much about the sex of the baby but my husband and I did not know what we were having. I was convinced it was a boy and he has said girl from the beginning. Well the entire first morning, he told Hailey that her Mommy thought she was a boy but, Daddy always knew she was going to be a Hailey.

I won't bore you with the birth story just give you a quick run down that my water broke on Wednesday about 11 am and we were at the hospital by 1:30 pm as I didn't hurry there as I was having no contractions and needed to have some lunch. Once, at the hospital it was the day after a full moon craziness and there was no triage bed available until 4 pm for my assessment by that time I did have some mild contractions that were 5 minutes apart. They started to get a little closer by 5 but weren't lasting long and I was a long ways away from delivery. They were keeping me because of my broke water and sent us off to walk the hospital have something to eat etc to get my labor moving as there were no birthing suites available. The walk only slowed the labor, we moved to a birthing suite around 7:30 pm and started an induction as I was 8 hours since broken water with no progression. Within 20 minutes of induction the back labor came on pretty strong and by 10, was more than I could take so I called for the epidural as I was wore out already. By 3 am, I was full dilated and started some pushing at 4 am as I wasn't progressing and baby wasn't descending. After an hour, I made no progress so we had an OB consult which recommended a caseran delivery as a small pelvic was discovered and baby's head was already swollen. I proceed with the c-section rather than continue on naturally and put my baby into distress. Hailey entered this world at 7:20 am about 20 hours after my water broke. (hmmm, I think that was more than I was going to tell!)

Without, further ado ....... here is Miss Hailey ... our little HAT ......

First Family Picture in the OR



Hailey in her first hour



Hailey, 1 day old






14 comments:

Allison said...

I love those cheeks...so gnawable! She looks terrific in pink and chocolate!

Tamara said...

Congrats!!!! She is totally adorable.

Michelle said...

Sweet! Congrats!

Julie Mutch said...

Congrats again! Once you settle into a bit of a routine, we all expect to see some scrapbook pages of your beautiful little girl! :)

All the best!

Hugs,
Julie

Tracy.H said...

She is so cute...and already at the mercy of Mom...pink and chocolate already!! ;0)

Nancy said...

Congratulations!!! She is adorable!!

TraceyD said...

She's beautiful, love her polka dots blanket! Congrats and enjoy!

Merlie said...

She is ADORABLE!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations. She's beautiful.

Judy in Indiana said...

Congratulations! You look so much better in the OR suite than anyone I have ever seen. Hailey looks perfect.

Adela said...

Shannon! Congratulations on your new blessing! She's beautiful!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Hailey is truly Scrumptious!!! Welcome to the World and Congratulations Mommy and Daddy!

Vicki

Shannon McGann said...

Congratulations, Shannon! Hailey is so beautiful! So glad everything went well and she is here safe and healthy!

Dianne Forst said...

wow Shannon - great job!! Sounds like a fun few hours for you! She is absolutely beautiful! The studio pictures are amazing!