01 July 2011


We are so excited to introduce our new baby girl, Mara LeeAnn McKenna.
A few details about our new little girl:

Weight: 5 lbs, 11 oz
Length: 18 3/4 inches
Date of Birth: June 28, 2011
Time of Birth: 3:38 p.m.

My labor was great! No complications and relatively quick. I chose to be induced four days early as I was dilating and progressing. Had I known that she would be so little, I probably would not have chosen to do that but in all reality, a few more days probably wouldn't have affected her weight too much so I am trying not to dwell on it. I was induced at 8 am and my doctor broke my water shortly after. I began feeling painful contractions about 8:30 am. I received my epidural around 10:30 am. At about 3:25 pm, the nurses had a difficult time finding Mara's heartbeat- they quickly discovered that she has dropped low and was ready to be delivered immediately! My doctor came running in and 3 pushes later, she arrived!

What we know about our little one so far:
** Lots of beautiful black hair
** She looks a lot like her sister
** She has mommy's nose and lips (or lack thereof!)
** She is small but mighty- she is eating like a champ!

We are feeling pretty blessed with our two beautiful daughters!

1 comment:

Tara and Dale said...

welcome to this fabulous world, mara! glad all went well, prita. looking forward to meeting her and seeing kennedy soon. :)