a beautiful beginning: samuel isaac’s birth story.

Well despite Heather’s best efforts which included lots of last minute house remodeling, cleaning, walks, trips to Kings Island at 40+ weeks, and the flu, this baby boy was as content as could be staying inside mama 🙂 Heather had been 3cm for weeks with no progress, so she scheduled her induction for a week past her due date on 7.31.15.

She and Eric got to the hospital at 5:45am that morning and the induction was started by 6:30am. Meanwhile I was busy getting my kids over to my moms and I didn’t hear anything for the next 2 hours, which was a relief to me because I was stressing about having to cross the river multiple times that morning during rush hour traffic. Once I got to my moms I checked in and she had just gotten her epidural around 8:45am, but hadn’t been checked. At 9:45am she texted and said she was only 4cm and things were moving slowly. She didn’t want me to come yet because there was nothing going on other than them trying to keep their eyes open.

Then at 10:30am, she was 6cm and I was on my way to the hospital. 10:55am a text came through saying she was getting ready to push as I’m crossing the river. What?!? 6cm to pushing in 25 minutes!! Really 4cm to pushing in just over an hour! Needless to say I missed the actual birth by a few minutes and I was so bummed. Everyone was shocked that it happened that fast, and it just goes to show how every birth is SO different and unpredictable.

Samuel was greeted by both sets of grandparents along with big brother Eli and big sister Isabel. He is already so loved and makes the perfect addition to their family 🙂 Since I don’t have any actual labor & delivery shots, we opted for a slightly different blog post rather than the slideshow. Enjoy and congrats to the Barrett Family!!

Welcome Samuel Isaac| Born July 31, 2015 at 11:10am | 8lbs 9oz | 21″L


Love, Kelly

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