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So, last night just as I was going to bed, Jen is in the bathroom and tells me that something funny is going on… she thought perhaps it was the McDonald’s hamburger she ate earlier that night… but there were some signs that perhaps the baby was coming!!!! Whoohoooo!! We were excited.. but, just tried to sleep and see what happens.
There was not much sleeping going on for Jen (and consequently for Greg) 🙂 And the contractions continued from around 1:30am on… till we both got up at 6:30 this morning and started to prepare to spend a day at the hospital! 🙂
3:14pm – at the hospital, Jen continues to labor and I am trying to lend as much support as I can. She’s also trying to get some rest if she can in between contractions. We were hoping for that faster-with-every-baby labor and delivery… but so far it is not turning out that way… more later…
I spoke too SOON! IT is now the next day, and what happened after that last paragraph was extraordinary!!! Jen was working HARD, and so I suggested that they check on things and perhaps even think about breaking her water… and, as soon as that happened Jen kicked into high gear! I was going to journal along the way… but, NO TIME!!!
Contractions came hard and fast and often and pretty soon, Jen was ready to get the baby out!!! It all happened really quickly, and once the baby was out there was a bit of confusion … just lots of things happening… so we could not tell for a good 10 sec or so if they were saying we had a little girl or not…
WE DO!!!! 🙂
Kirsten Rae Campbell was born at 4:58pm on Saturday February 28th, 2004. She weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces (actually, 4.9) 🙂 at birth and was 20.5 inches long. They measured her head, too… but I don’t know what that measurement was… 🙂
SHE’S AWESOME!!!! Please do check out her first web page 🙂 We have posted some photo slideshows and other fun stuff there.
Well, like I said, it is now the next day, and we are hanging out at the hospital till evening, when we are scheduled to return home and begin life with a daughter! The boys are very excited. I am very excited. I think Jen is, but how can you tell? She just had a baby… 🙂 It is so very cool that God gave us such a perfect little girl – and a great labor/delivery and everyone is healthy… SO COOL! THANK YOU GOD!!!!
For now, this is all I can think to say. 🙂 I am just happy to have a little girl. 🙂 In fact, I am the happy, photo-flashin’ dad… seeeee