Nick

Kara

7.16.2010

It's a girl!

Kara Juliette
7/15 at 11:03 pm
6 lb 7 oz
20 inches long




The short of it - the epidural was the best thing EVER for this delivery. I wanted to die before I got it - the back pain was awful.   After going to the pool and staying on my feet most of the afternoon/evening, we got to the hospital and to our room around 7:45. I was still 3 cm and so upset!  Contractions were intense and 3-5 min apart. I got the epidural around 9:30 and they broke my water around 10.  I think I pushed maybe 2 or 3 times,  about 2-5 minutes and felt NOTHING. It was amazing. No tearing and little pain and besides that I've slept 4 hours in the last 2 days, I feel fantastic. It was the easiest delivery I could imagine!  I was convinced at the end it was a boy so it took us some time to get the name together.  Thanks for the well wishes!  I'll write more details later.

44 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! How perfect, a boy and a girl! :)

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  2. I love her name! Congratulations to all of you! I'll be looking forward to reading about the adventures of your latest addition :)

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  3. Congrats!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful name AND beautiful baby! Can't wait to see more pictures of her.

    I told you it was a girl ;-) I'm glad you got the epi- I've heard of so many women of that really spending things along since it helped their body relax.

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  4. woo hoo!! congrats! she is beautiful and i love the name!!

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  5. Congrats! So glad the delivery went so easily.

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  6. I thought we were having a girl our second time so it took us a bit to come up with a name :) I'm so glad your delivery was So nice!

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  7. Congrats!! She is so cute!

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS to all of you on a safe and healthy arrival!! Welcome to the world KJ!

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  9. Congratulations!! You did great. Thank God for an easy delivery. Welcome baby girl!!!

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  10. Congrats! She is beautiful and you look fantastic!

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  11. Congratulations! I am so glad it was an easy delivery. She is beautiful!

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  12. congrats! glad you and her are both doing well :) so beautiful.

    welcome little diva runner! ;)

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  13. Hooray for the epidural! She's beautiful...congratulations!

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  14. CONGRATS!!! And I LOVE the name!!! You look AMAZING! So glad it all went well! Funny, I had a thought about you yesterday! Hahaha! Congrats again to you and Bill ;)

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  15. Oh my goodness...CONGRATS!!! So happy the delivery was "easy" for you! And I LOVE the name. Hope the time in the hospital goes quickly and you're able to go home and enjoy your family at home. Congrats again!

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  16. Yayyyyyy!!!!! Congratulations! So happy for you! She's lovely - I love the one where she's looking up at you! Great name! How do you pronounce it? (kah-rah, ker-ah, etc)

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  17. CONGRATS!!!! I love her name. So glad to hear things went as smooth as they did!

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  18. Congratulations, yay for easy labor!!! Well, easy after the epidural. :)

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  19. Congrats! Shes beautiful :)

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  20. Congratulations, and welcome to the world, Kara! Love her names - she's so tiny and cute!

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  21. Congratulations! She's so sweet! Glad everything went so smoothly.

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  22. Congratulations! Mother and Daughter are beautiful :)

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  23. She's beautiful! Love the name - is it Kara Goucher inspired?

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  24. she is beautiful!!!! congratulations!!!! thanks for updating, lol, the first thing i did when i woke up was check your blog. (on my blackberry, had to wait til i got to work to comment!) CONGRATULATIONS! beautiful name too!!

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  25. Kara... what a GREAT name! Congrats again!

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  26. Yay! Beautiful name and beautiful baby! Everyone looks great!

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  27. Congratulations! She is beautiful and love the name!

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  28. Gorgeous!!! Congrats to all of you - you actually look like you're ready to run a marathon in the pic. Love the name (a new Kara Goucher perhaps?). Can't wait to hear more. Well done!!

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  29. Congrats!!! What a beautiful baby!

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  30. She's gorgeous! Kara is a lovely name as is Juliette. So happy for you - a wee girl! Yeah!

    Glad the epidural helped - it may well be top of my birth plan if or when there is a next time - I've rather gone the off natural is best method!

    Congrats lady! Rest up and try and get some sleep when you come off the adrenaline high!

    Kaz.

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  31. Congratulations! What a gorgeous name and little girl you have there! :)

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  32. Congratulations!! She's a beauty.

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  33. yay for KARA! i'm using too if i can talk my husband into it someday! glad it was an easy delivery...you make epidurals sound tempting!

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  34. Congrats to your whole family!!
    You look fantastic and I love her name :)

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  35. Congratulations! You don't even look like you just had a baby, she's adorable, and so is her name! Try to take it easy, get some rest, and enjoy your beautiful little girl!

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  36. Weeee! CONGRATS! I love the name, and she's beautiful.

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  37. YAY! So glad it went to well - that back labor is a bitch isn't it?
    A GIRL...wow - good for you girl - you don't even look like you just had a baby in that picture!

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  38. She's beautiful!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS :D

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  39. so happy for you guys! she is beautiful!

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