A whole new World ~ the birth of Baby Julia Currell Retherford
The birth of our baby daughter Julia
Our baby was due on March 15, 2010. We had a baby appointment on Wednesday and we didn’t have any idea what was coming the next morning.
I awoke with Megan at 6:30 am and started my day as normal. Sitting on the couch putting together a packing plan for the baby birth at 7:30am Megan called for me to come upstairs. She says, “I think my water just broke.” If you could have seen the blank stare on my face, not to mention all the things that ran through my head in less than one second. I switched into high-speed packing mode. Megan called the hospital which was 1 hour 20 minutes away.
Not only did I not have my stuff packed but I needed to pack for the dogs too. Megan had her stuff almost ready and the baby things were ready too. By 8:00 am the car was warm, packed, and ready to roll. We were on the road to the kennel calling Carla to be prepared for the crazy doggies. A quick drop off and back on the road to Petoskey ~ Northern Michigan Hospital Emergency.
When we first arrived they had Megan in a wheelchair, she was laughing and nurses were commenting that she must not be too far in labor. In fact, she didn’t start active labor until almost 6pm. It would be a LONG day and night with the baby being born at 5:17 am on February 26, 2010. Julia was 6.5 pounds and 19 inches long. She is beautiful, healthy, and our first adorable child.
Megan is doing great recovering. It looks like we will be heading home today, about 36 hours after the birth.
You can watch the blog and see LOTS of images of Baby Julie or “Jules” for the rest of her life. Get ready to be in front of the lens ALOT baby. We love you more than anything and we can’t wait to raise you and be a part of your life!
Tweeting about Northern Michigan Weddings and fun stuff