Isabel Cora Fitzgerald
born July 7, 2013
10 pounds 12 ounces
21.5 inches long
My water broke at 2 am, at the hospital at 3:30 am I was 1 centimeter dilated. By 9 am I was just over 9 centimeters and starting to push. At 11:08 am, Isabel Cora emerged into the world. She had a little trouble breathing when she came out because she got some fluid in her lungs and tummy at the last minute. The nurses got some of the fluid out, she started breathing great, and by 12:05 pm she was breast feeding vigorously, skin to skin with mama. It felt like a whirlwind. Words can't describe the joy, the ecstasy.
Here is the full belly collage:
For now, we're going to rest and get to know our new family member.
You can see more pictures of this adventure here.