Hi, everyone! Guestblogger Katie F. here blogging for Mel and Simone.
Simone Adelle arrived at 4:44am Sunday, January 18th and weighed 4 pounds, 3.8 onces. She is 16 3/4 inches long. Mel and Simone are both healthy and happy. Simone is beautiful.
Mel’s water broke around 1am Saturday morning and Simone was born 27 hours later. After several hours of no contractions, they started her on a slow increase of pitocin. Hours passed, dilation came slowly (and much to Mel’s frustration sometimes not at all), and contractions came. Around 10pm Mel had the epidural which helped so much – she was so exhausted at this point and the epidural allowed her to rest and so she was able to talk to the doctor and be alert. Simone was delivered vaginally at 4:44 after 6 pushes or so.
I was honored to be with Mel during seveal hours of her early labor, and she did so amazing – everyone is so proud of her for brining Simone into this world!
Pictures to come later