Allison Wonderland

At 2:00 this morning, Katie started having contractions, but only every half hour or so. We packed the hospital bag and decided to wait until they were closer, because they would just send us home, even though we remembered that Sam came quite quickly. At 5:30, the contractions appeared to be no closer, so I hopped in the shower. When I got out 5 minutes later, I found Katie lying on the bed having pretty much continuous contractions.

We didn't get Katie inside the hospital until 6:45 (Props to Jer for his willingness to watch Sam until my parents got to our place). There was no time for an epidural, so the baby was born the old-fashioned way at 7:10. For the stats nuts out there, she was 6 pounds 5 ounces, and 18.5 inches long. We were extremely fortunate in that the doctor was already there for another delivery. So it was definitely a close call (although someone apparently gave birth in the lobby a couple days ago).

After much deliberation, polls and circular discussions, we threw away the previous finalists and decided to name our little redhead Allison.

This hat does a good job of hiding my fauxhawk.


Anonymous said…
She is beautiful!
Krista said…
Congratulations! She's so cute. Now we both have little red-headed girls. I hope the whole family's doing well.
Jen said…

too late for an epidural! *shed tear*

congratulations. :)
Joel said…
I've got the perfect spot for the TV, Todd...

And as far as not having an epidural, Katie now has some serious bragging rights.
Erin Stones said…
Congratulations! She is adorable. Glad she made it into the hospital in time. A friend of mine had her baby in the parking lot of the hospital. Luckily, her husband had called ahead so a dr. and nurse were waiting in the parking lot and the hubby didn't have to do it all by himself! Still freaky though! Props to her for no epidural. I went 20 hours without one on my first... but ended with a c-section anyway, so I can't say I have ever FULLY experienced it!
Ann said…
bragging rights indeed...way to go! :)
Anonymous said…
Congratulations. She is beautiful and love the name.

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