Thursday, December 8, 2011

Meet Reese!

Here is Reese Bela Cook and this is her story. On Monday I went to the doctor and was at a 3 and 80% effaced. I thought FOR SURE I would be in labor that night, especially when I ran up and down those stairs for as long as I did. Nothing happened. The morning of the 6th was my scheduled induction. I felt bad that I was choosing to be induced early, I just had a feeling that if my water were to break, things would go fast and I wouldn't have time to get Reuben up from Orem, Owen to where he needed to be and me to murray. So we went in at 8am. I was having a few contractions on my own:) At 9:45am they started the pitocin. After that they broke my water, I got my epidural, I felt so much pressure that they needed to come back in and check me often, they turned off the pitocin after the first upgrade, I pushed through two contractions and then Reese came at 11:54am. For only about two hours of labor, I was glad that I was induced that day. Owen's labor was 5 hours, Reese's was 2, the next one will most likely occur in the car.
Reese Bela Cook. Weighing 7.8lbs and was 20.25 inches long.

Owen came to visit us and thought all the buttons he could push was a great way to let him know he had a new sister.

We chose the middle name Bela because Reuben said that one of the first things he thought when he saw her was how beautiful she was. Bela is beautiful in Portuguese.

He ran up and down the halls, laughing and then would come in to give Reese her binki and a kiss, then he was gone again.
Poor Owen was so tired the first time he came to visit.
He did manage to show us his teeth though.
Reese's first day on the job as head elf.

Owen can take care of Reese with out even looking.
"Tadah, here is Reese."
"Okay, can we give her back now. She's stealing the show."

Reese, all wrapped up! She likes to sleep and not eat. Oh and sometimes not breath very well. Sounds like someone else I know when he was a baby. We are SO EXCITED to welcome Reese. Owen is doing great with her and I am awake enough to post this blog so that means we are doing great!!!!


  1. Congrats Kira! She is so dang cute! I love her full name! And those pics with owen are awesome...can I bring you guys dinner or help with Owen or anything?

  2. Yay! She is just darling! So glad to hear you're all surviving :)

  3. Congratulations!! She's just beautiful! What a cute little family, what a great Christmas gift!

  4. She is beautiful! Man, 2 hour labor... I need your secret, if I'm gonna do this again ;)

  5. Congratulations Kira and Reuben! She is beautiful...

  6. Yay! She is so cute! I want to meet the little booger.

  7. Congrats, Kira! I am sure you are more than glad to not be pregnant anymore. :) She is beautiful and I hope things go well for you as you guys adjust to life with two kids close in age! Congrats again.

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