Friday, February 27, 2009

Impromptu trip to Kanab

Kyle, my sister, Michelle, Kyle (older brother), Kason James (baby)

My brother, Kent, who came and picked me up and drove me to Kanab.

Home from the hospital!!!
My little sister had a baby. We have this thing in our family: we have babies fast and early. My mom had 7 babies and never once did a doctor tell her to push. Now my sisters and I are not that extreme, but we have all had our babies early. I had Kira in Vernal at 36 weeks (when I was planning to have her in Payson) but this story is even better than that. She was scheduled to be induced Monday morning in Cedar City. She lives in Kanab, but she wanted to go to her doctor and use the facilities in Cedar. Her water broke at home in the middle of the night, so her husband stayed home with their older son while she went to the hospital in Kanab. She was only at a 3 but decided to stay in Kanab. An hour or two later she was telling her husband on the phone that she was at a 4. She had to hang up because she was having a contraction. The baby was born 15 minutes later. No doctor, no husband, no epidural. Just three nurses and an anestesiologist (too late). Good news: she was only in pain a short amount of time. Bad news: it was a lot of pain. Good news: her husband was secretly thrilled he didn't have to worry about fainting on the delivery room floor. Bad news: she had to tell the nurses it was their fault. Ha ha. Good news: he's perfect, has a totally round head, and completely adorable.
My brother left from Vernal to drive to Kanab within minutes of finding out the story. He's so cool. My parents are on a mission (hi mom and dad!) so we felt she needed some sibling support. He came and picked me up and we drove down there. The trip was really fun for me, and I was happy I could go see my little sis.


Shauna Karren said...

Thanks for the great description! I'm so glad you and Kent could go down to support Michie. Thanks for being a fabulous sister!

Hali said...

Awww... what wonderful siblings you are! Adorable little one too!

Wish upon a Starr said...

I didn't even know she was expecting baby #2. What a cute baby! I'm glad to hear that everything went good and mom and baby are also good. I'm impressed with how fast she had the baby, WOW! How fun for all you guys! What number grandbaby does this make?

Megan and Mike Glines said...

What in the world?! I didn't even know that Michelle was expecting. What a bad cousin I am. Well that is so great that you guys got to go see her and be such a great support system. Congrats!