She's here! Parker Rae Howe, born August 6th. She weighed 8 lbs 6.6 oz. at 20.5 inches long. It took a couple days of contractions but when she was ready, she came fast! I started feeling serious contractions on the 4th and they were finally close enough that night for us to go to the hospital, unfortunately the labor did not progress enough and I was sent home :( So August 5th was a delightful day of contractions! They were close enough for a couple hours before we had other signs that told us to rush to the hospital around 10/11ish at night. Jordan rushed me to the hospital and we were dilated to 6 cm! Crazy! So after a few hours of some pretty serious contractions, I finally got my super amazing epidural and Parker arrived at 8:01 am with one push. A perfect little girl! We had great nurses and doctors. After two days in the hospital we headed home with our beautiful little girl. Parker has since gained weight like crazy. She sleeps mostly through the night (wakes up around 5 am) and is very sweet!
Pictures of our little girl at one day old: (taken by Bella Baby)