Katelin Brooke Arrives
We would like to introduce Katelin Brooke Moffatt to the world. She was born at 8:21pm, on Friday, May 19, 2006.
Teri started labour at 2 am with contractions steady at 10 minutes apart. We tried to get some more sleep, but that went poorly and Teri ended up getting out of bed, doing some stairs and laundry. She took a break to watch a recording of Thursdays ER and then got back to laundry at about 6:30 am.
By then, contractions where getting to be more frequent and stronger. She woke her sleeping husband at 7 and told him that her contractions where 6-7 minutes apart. He looked at her and said, "67 minutes? That's pretty good. What are you waking me up for?" ... This resulted in some physical clarification with a poke to the forehead ... 6-7 minutes. Yeah. That's getting close to check-in time he agreed.
After some phone calls to the grandparents, grammy Sharon was off for the day and on her way over to take care of little miss Kyleigh for however long was needed. The McAuley grandparents where called out at the cottage, and according to Bruce, he had to pull Linda out of the car in order to get her out of her pjamas and dressed before heading towards town.
We checked into the hospital at 10 AM and were in our room by 1 PM. Contractions are now up to 3-4 minutes apart and Teri is having a glorious back-labour. Without any complaining she agrees to and epideral. By 8 PM, we were in complete delivery mode and waiting for the Doc to arrive. She walked in, baby arrived. Amazing timing on her part.
Teri did magnificently well through all of this. Calm at home. Calm at the hospital. Calm during the delivery. Calm afterwards. Dad on the other hand, not so calm. Not only was his mental state out of zen, his lame attempts at humour to lighten the situation sucked.
Anyhow, enough of my yapping. Please meet Katelin Brooke Moffatt who weighed in at 7 lbs 12.5 oz and 20.5 inches long. 9 | 9 on the apgar scoring (if you wanted to know) and was feeding by 15 minutes of arrival.
There are more photos over here at Flickr.
Now to get some rest. Thanks for all the kind wishes everyone. We look forward to many years of joy and mischief from out latest addition. Based on her arrival, her little smirk and her older sister, they will be a force to be reckoned with by the time they are 7 and 5 ... look out boys.