View Full Version : Kira Paige is here!

08-09-2005, 01:47 PM
Kira Paige arrived July 30th at 9:01pm after a brief 2 hour labor and only 20 minutes at the birthing center! We had gone out to dinner and Ken said he wanted chocolate chip cookies. I had preheated the oven and was mixing the batter when I felt a small gush. I didn't really think my water had broken, but thought it was leaking. We started timing contractions and they were 6 minutes apart. I called my doula and told her what was going on and that the contractions were in my back. She gave me a birthing ball position to try and after about 5 contractions at 6 minutes apart, I felt the baby flip over and the contractions were now at 2 minutes apart. We called our nanny for Alia, and called the doula back to tell her we would meet her at the birthing center. By the time we left the house it was around 8:20 and we had a 20 minute drive to the birthing center. We arrived, I went to L&D, was at 8cm. Had a few contractions and was at 9cm. The OB prepped and what felt like seconds later said, "OK, we're going to have a baby!" I almost said "um, yeah, that's why I'm here!" But I didn't realize she meant, you are at 10cm, and can push now :-) They put the blanket down next to me (I was side laboring) and I asked what it was for - they told me I was good to push when I felt the urge! I couldn't believe it! I pushed 3 times and out arrived little Kira Paige at 7 pounds 7 ounces and 20 inches long.

She is now 10 days old and doing very well! She's giving me a 4 hour stretch in between nursing sessions at night and Alia is beside herself with glee :-) Alia has been fantastic - and loves to dote on Kira and shower her with affection.

I just wanted to share our good news! Many here were so supportive during our 2 miscarriages, and I wanted to share our happy outcome.

Here are a few pics!

Mom to Alia born 5/16/02 and Kira born 7/30/05

08-09-2005, 02:11 PM
Congratulations Michelle! What a great birth story! Alia does look beside herself w/ pride over her new sister. You must be so proud! We've been waiting for news and I'm glad to see your post! Congrats and enjoy your new baby girl!

08-09-2005, 02:14 PM
Glad to hear your successful and wonderful story, Michelle!!


08-09-2005, 02:15 PM
Congratulations! Kira is beautiful!

08-09-2005, 02:25 PM
Wow, way to go mama! Now that's the way to have a baby, in and out in 20 minutes!

Congratulations, little Kira is adorable and Alia looks so much in love. BTW, I love the name Kira!

08-09-2005, 02:47 PM
Congratulations!!! You have a beautiful family!

mom to Dillan Rose 01/02/04
& our 2nd blessing due 10/6/05


08-09-2005, 03:07 PM
love those little girls! (you too!) congratulations!!

08-09-2005, 03:50 PM
Congratulations to you all! Kira is adorable. :) And Alia looks so thrilled in the one picture, too! And I'm glad you had such a great labor, too.

Congrats again! :)


Taran, November 20, 2003

http://www.gynosaur.com/assets/ribbons/ribbon_emerald_18m.gif - Eighteen months!

08-09-2005, 04:09 PM
Congratulations!!! It's so good to see a happy ending, especially after what you went through to get to this day.

Welcome, Kira!

08-09-2005, 04:49 PM
Congratulations! Alia looks like she's quite in love with her little sister!

Mommy to
Annalia 3/03
Sophia 6/05

08-09-2005, 04:55 PM
Congratulations, Michelle! I love, love, love the name Kira!

DS 6/3/03


08-09-2005, 05:03 PM
Congrats!! You have beautiful daughters :).

08-09-2005, 05:31 PM
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your beautiful story and pictures.

Missy, mom to Gwen 03/03... and #2 due Sept 05!

08-09-2005, 07:05 PM
Holy cow! Two hours and three pushes? I am completely jealous, now. Very happy for you, but envious just the same. :)

08-09-2005, 07:42 PM
Congratulations, Michelle! What a wonderful story!

08-09-2005, 07:59 PM
Oh Michelle this is the most wonderful news!!!!
I so love the picture of Alia and Kira...Alia appears to be the perfect big sister. And you mama bear are a beautiful and radiant mommy!!!!
Beautiful names for beautiful girls!!!

Enjoy her...I know you will!!!
Love your way from all of us!!!!

Congrats and hugs!!!

Reichen (6), Karsh (3), Tristan (2) and baby girl Bronwyn born March 10th!!!!

08-09-2005, 08:06 PM

Congratulations mama!! Your girls are both so beautiful, thank you for sharing the photos. Enjoy that little one!

So happy to hear of Kira's arrival!!!! :)

08-09-2005, 08:10 PM
CONGRATULATIONS adorable pictures

08-09-2005, 08:26 PM
Congratulations! I love the name, reminds me of the girl gelfling in The Dark Crystal.

08-09-2005, 08:42 PM
Congratulations! Welcome little Kira! That is so great that you had such an easy labor too. She is beautiful!

08-10-2005, 04:36 AM
Gorgeous girls, and congratulations! Wow, what a story, especially, as Lori said, with everything that you have gone through to get to this day. Much love,

Mama to Dante, 8/02

08-10-2005, 08:12 AM
Congratulations! Kira is beautiful. I'm happy everything went well with your delivery.

08-11-2005, 07:42 AM
Congratulations!!! Beautiful girl :)

08-11-2005, 12:12 PM
What a wonderful birth story! I wish everyone had such a great experience! Kira is just beautiful, and Alia looks so happy!

Mommy to Matthew, who is TWO!

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08-11-2005, 09:05 PM
Congratulations Michelle!!!

Gorgeous new addition to your already gorgeous family. :)

08-11-2005, 09:38 PM
congrats Michelle! She is gorgeous and you look fabulous :)
Mommy to C 3/03
And Miss Purple, 5/05

08-11-2005, 10:09 PM
Your girls are precious! I love the pic of them together - Alia *does* look like quite the doting big sister. :) What an amazing birth experience you had! I'm glad to hear that you finally have your sweet baby girl after two previous MCs. Congratulations on your beautiful new addition!

And you don't look too bad yourself, mama! ;)

mary b
08-13-2005, 01:43 PM
Congrats Michelle!!

I love happy endings!!! you will love having 2 little girlies!!!

mom to Noelle and Lindsey

08-13-2005, 05:21 PM
Congratulations, Michelle, I just saw this!!! I'm so thrilled for you! Welcome to the world, Kira Paige!! What a beautiful name for a beautiful girl!