Monday, May 10, 2010

Introducing Kentley Brooke Gardner

Yea she is finally here! Kentley Brooke Gardner was born Thursday May 6th at 12:20 PM. 6 Lbs 15.5 Oz and 19 Inches. If I thought Jocelyn's labor and delivery was great this one was amazing! In short, I was started at 6 AM, water broken at 10 AM, epidural at 11:45 AM (love these!!!) and 5 pushes later . . . the second most precious little girl was in my arms!



This was the first time Jocelyn met her little sister because the hospital wouldn't allow children under age of 8, including siblings. I started bawling as soon as the nurse left after telling me this but it was probably a good thing because Jocelyn decided to get sick the day before I was induced.

On a totally separate note, some of our very good friends Jesse and Erin (Jesse actually gets credit for KC and I hooking up) were having their baby girl just a few doors down. It was funny to listen to the dad's calling each other for updates as the day wore on. Fun times!

Now for those mom's reading this that have gone through bringing home your second child any advice would be more than helpful as Jocelyn has had a somewhat difficult time adjusting and the worst part is that my mom has been here the whole time. We had two meltdowns in the first 24 hours and since she has actually been really helpful and super cute with "Baby Kentley" but I am open to any suggestions on how to make this transition easier for us all!

9 comments:

Emily said...

Congrats! She is a cutie.

Samantha said...

I'm glad it's getting better with Jocelynnie. I love her face in the pic with Kentley. I can't wait to see you all, especially the girls!

Karissa said...

I know this is kind of non-advice, but just give her time. The first few weeks are going to be rough on her but you have the right idea to let her feel like she is helping. Jack loved to bring me diapers or help me hold a bottle--that way he still got time with me even when I couldn't get up and play with him. Good luck, she is beautiful!

Alisha said...

She is adorable! I am so glad everything went well! Congrats!

Chase and McKell said...

Oh she's a doll! We need to come meet her. I still love that you & Erin had your baby girls the same day & just a few doors down. How fun :) You both look awesome by the way!
So happy for you guys!!

Jana said...

Congrats! She is so cute and so tiny. Keilei hated it I used "her" blankets for Rush. But other than that she hardly acknowledged him. Just a warning: Keilei was/is a little terror when I am nursing, cause she knows I can't get up and chase after her. She makes the biggest messes, gets into things, and does things she knew she isn't suppose to. I have heard that is pretty common. So as much as I can I try to feed the baby when she is in her highchair eating or busy with something.
Advice: let her help, when the baby is asleep make sure you have one on one time with Jocelyn. Good luck! It really is great though!

mbarker said...

Jacob took two weeks off when Ellie was born. That way he coul give full attention to Ethan while me Ellie got into our groove. Having an airtight schedule helped too.eal times, play times, naps. The whole shabang. We live off our schedule.

Ashlee said...

My advice for Jocelyn is to feed the baby and when KC gets home leave them to bond and you go out with Jocelyn for an hour or two. She'd love it!!!!
Congrats! Kenley is beautiful! Good Job

janew said...

Oh, I am SO happy for you all. Please make sure she grows up knowing her Uncle Dean and Aunt Jane love her!! Hugs to all of you!!!