Friday, October 10, 2008

She's Here!!

Welcome Ann Marie to the House of Payne!!!!

I think you will agree she is a cutie.

I got to the hospital Wednesday morning at 5 to be induced. Contractions started quickly, my water was broken at 9am and and I dilated to 3 cm in just a few hours. I got my epidural about 10:30 and things moved fairly quickly and smoothly until about 2 PM. At that point I was dilated to 5 cm. Unfortunately at 7PM I was still at 5cm and really tired. Ann Marie was also not as far down as she could've been. The doc gave me the option to wait a while and see if there was any progress, or to have a C-Section. I was so tired and the epidural had worn off on the right side twice. So we decided to opt for the C-Section. It was an interesting experience (read- my epidural wasn't quite strong enough and they had to give me Demorall which made me loopy and knocked me out for a while. ) Things moved quickly and she was born at 8:25 PM pink and healthy. Brandon was Daddy on Duty and took her to see Ellie and the grandmas and then on the to nursery to get cleaned up and checked out. Once I was awake, everyone came to the room and we took some pictures. She weighed 8 lbs 5 oz. and was 21 inches long. Not quite as big as they thought, but still bigger than Ellie. I'm not sure how much she weighs now, but she's eating and sleeping really well.

Ellie is very excited to be a big sister and wants to help with everything- except the poops and spit up. Both grandmas are here so they've been keeping her busy. We got home kind of late last night and are adjusting to every day life as a family of 4 (with visitors).



CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! We love you guys and are so happy for the Payne family! What an adorable new blessing to add to the bunch! Love, The Wades

Mandy Von See said...

Congratulations Katie! Pictures are great and both girls are beautiful! Love, Mandy

Vicki Snowden said...

Congratulations, Paynes! This is just so exciting and Ellie is going to be such a great big sis. You all look fantastic.


Lisa Lou Hoo said...

What a cutie! She is so precious and Ellie looks just delighted to be a big sister. I wish I there to pinch those little cheeks! Congrats on your new addition!

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you all.
Enjoy those beautiful girls!
Love, Becki & Bryan Cole

The Smith Boys said...

You have such a beautiful family!!! Ann Marie is beatiful and I think she looks more like you than like Brandon. Congratulations!!!

Aubrey said...

congrats on the new little one!! She's so beautiful! I love the name Ann Marie.