Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Introducing Roury Kennedy


Introducing Roury Kennedy

I arrived at the hospital way to comfortably, I've had my fair share of hospital stays in the last four years and Cameron was to meet me there shortly after. I put my gown on and got situated in our room with the best rounded ice chips ever. We had a scheduled induction for November 20th and she came at 10:22 that night. 

I got all hooked up a little after one, my nurse impressed me by only poking me once to get the iv in, it's usually poke after poke, by now I'm used to it! Cameron arrived after my mom came and took over for the girls. The waiting game began, I love that it was just us, a little date before her arrival is what it was. We watched episodes of extreme couponing, followed by duck dynasty and some ESPN highlights. 
this is his "waiting" face apparently

I was at 2cm when I arrived at the hospital, it seemed like it took forever to even get to a four. My contractions were close and strong, I just wasn't dilating fast at all. Soon enough my doctor came to break my water and next thing I know I was at a 6 and getting my epidural. This time around I sent Cameron out of the room because mr tough guy can't do needles and honestly I feel bad for him, he nearly passed out the first time he saw the size of that epidural needle. 


the same nervous stance he had with all of his girls.


Like I said I was at a 6, and for whatever reason the nurses felt that I was still going to progress slowly until I pushed the call light and told them I needed to be checked because I felt the need to push. They had me laying on my side then flipping over to the other. Anyways, I was right and soon enough my doctor was in and my knees were up.


I was so nervous and shaking, Cameron grabbed my hand so calmly and gave me the most reassuring look he could and told me to breathe and it was going to be okay. He's not much for words but he knows how to calm me down and make me feel like every single thing in the world is going to be alright. Even though it was our third hurrah I still got scared when I knew it was time to actually push.


I pushed a good three pushes and she was hear, a whimpering cutie who has made us complete. Cameron and I spent the rest of the night soaking her in. I finally sent him home around 130 am to sleep a little. He's stayed in the hospital with me both times before but this time we wanted him to wake up with the girls, and honestly I got more sleep with him home, I worried less about his sleep and actually got some of my own. He text me shortly after he left the hospital with strict instructions to sleep "no Pinterest, no friends" to be exact. 


Meeting her sisters. 

They came quietly around 8 am, I heard them stumble through the door while I was snuggling my sleeping baby half asleep myself. I've been so nervous for this part, half expecting for little remy to be pissed as hell and ignore me to boot. It couldn't have been more opposite. It was perfect, every ounce of it. They adored her and loved her from the second they saw her. Remy turned Into a big sister before my eyes and was instantly protective when the nurse came into check Roury.


My heart aches just thinking back to that moment. The five of us for the very first time. Never in my life could I have imagined it go so well. They were at the hospital way longer then I ever expected because they were absolute angels and they wanted to be with their baby sister. I've never witnessed love so hard, and powerful. Children truly teach you more then you will ever know, and seeing the love that came out of them for this sweet new baby girl was empowering and I'm forever great full on how well it had gone. 

 

 





16 comments

  1. You're making my ovaries ache! I'm so glad I can have babies vicariously through my blogger friends!

    You have such a beautiful family, Ashlea! I couldn't be more happy for you! <3

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  2. I just got baby fever, a real bad case of baby fever. The pictures are too sweet! Congratulations ♥

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  3. Roury is such a beautiful name and congrats on the new addition to your wonder family <3
    xoxo
    -B ♡ MsBerryStylish 

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  4. Congratulations on your newest little blessing! She's perfect. I love that her big sisters are so in love with her already. Your family is just the sweetest. I hope you all have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  5. beautiful!
    congrats, mama.
    enjoy your sweet new babes.

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  6. Congratulations! What a sweet beautiful baby. And a beautiful family of five!!

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  7. She is so precious! Congratulations!

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  8. So beautiful, thank you for sharing!

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  9. Ah. I just love this!! I read posts on my Bloglovin' app and I can't comment when I do, so when I log onto Blogger I get so excited to read again and COMMENT! Ha. She is just too perfect. Congrats on your new princess. Can't wait until Ty knocks me up....

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  10. She is absolutely beautiful! Happy that things went so smoothly for y'all and that the big sisters were in love :) Congrats!

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  11. Okay, wait, you just gave birth?! It should be illegal to look that beautiful after childbirth. Seriously friend, you look gorgeous! I am glad that everything went smooth for you guys. That baby girl is just perfect and a true reflection of you guys! The pictures of the girls meeting their newest sister just melts my heart!! And that turquoise outfit on her – oh my goodness. That’s her color, for sure. And you are making me want a baby right now, like nowwwwwww!!!

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  12. I'm very happy for you and your family. These girls are just so gorgeous. Just like Mommy! ;)
    I totally understand what you mean when you say "he's not much for words, but he knows how to calm me down!" Michael is the SAME way! ♥ Our sweet babies are almost exactly a month apart! Precious!

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  13. Goodness girl...how did you manage to look so gorgeous in the delivery room? I looked like a hot mess when I had Kollyns! ;) All of your girls are too adorable for words! Congrats to you and your beautiful family!

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  14. Look how beautiful you are right after having a baby! I love the photo of you with the three girls! I WISH you would have let me photograph you with the girls at her newborn session!!!! :(

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  15. Look how beautiful you are right after having a baby! I love the photo of you with the three girls! I WISH you would have let me photograph you with the girls at her newborn session!!!! :(

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