nora kate by the number


11 p.m. Bed time, 41 weeks, 5 days pregnant and totally discouraged.  Appointment made for visit to Labor and Delivery at 42 weeks.  Appointment/assessment the day before.  Baby looked perfect.  I looked perfect.  (Vital-wise).  Blah.  No hope of baby emerging as I fell asleep.

1:58 a.m. Wake up.  MASSIVE contraction.  Party started.

2:03 a.m. Call to Kim (midwife): Come quick!

2:15 a.m. Nate wakes up to do his usual night crawl into our bed.  Karl tells him mommy's tummy is giving the baby hugs to get out the baby.  HAHA.

2:25 a.m. Mary Kay picks up Nate.

2:50 a.m.  Nora Kate rockets out of my body.  Literally.  All at once.  Head, shoulders, knees and toes.

Yeeeea.  So once my body decided, it was GO TIME.  (Karl did catch her and yes, we were in a bathroom and yes, I was standing again.)  


8 lbs. 11 oz.
21.5 inches
Girl parts! (which we forgot to look at for a solid 10 minutes!)
Number of stitches: lets not talk about it.

Everyone is happy and healthy, will post some more pictures soon!


nicole said...

Oh my goodness! You are AWESOME. She is beautiful. I can't believe everything moved so quickly and that Dr. Karl delivered again! AMAZING, you guys. BIG CONGRATS! xoxo.

Eve said...

So...I'm guessing you didn't get a chance to watch newbaby slideshow. You are a natural! Good work team Hills!

Jax said...

WOOHOO!!! Congratulations !Welcome to the world, Nora Kate! So excited and happy for you guys!! And um.. Nate's birth was kinda dramatic in that it was totally not what you thought would happen. So, it only makes sense that Nora took her sweet time to get here. She had to make her own entrance to remember. ;)

Maria said...

Awesome! <3 Welcome Nora Kate! :)

melissa said...

now your little family has two birthdays on the 26th and two on the 4th. nice work on the symmetry, nora kate. :)

she's GORGEOUS, mom and dad! so happy and proud and vehklempt!!!!! love you all! xoxoxo

Sarah said...


Savannah B said...

Look at you, all having a baby (GIRL!) and blogging about it and being awesome!

I'm so excited she's here, and so in awe of your birthing-amazingness!

Love you each! Welcome to the world, Nora Kate!

Aubrey said...

Hip hip hooray for Nora Kate, her amazing mommy, her baby-catchin' daddy, and her night crawler of a big brother! :)

Love the hat, love the pouty face, love the name, love every single thing about your (gigantic) baby.

Rina said...

Squeeeeeeeeee! Congratulations she is PERFECT! And sounds like your babies don't care for any help in entering the world, lol! Good for you guys. :)

Stacia said...

I totally wondered if it was in the bathroom! WOW!! And congrats again!!!

sdhorton said...

So excited!!!! Awesome job mom!

Desperately Seeking Gina said...

Congratulations! Love love love the name Nora :)

Ashley said...

She is beautiful!!! I'm so happy for y'all that she decided to finally make her appearance. I'm with Jackie, she definitely needed her own story to compete with Nate. Sibling rivalry already :) Maybe Karl secretly wants a career in obstetrics? Maybe?

p.s. i love love love love her name!! :)

Kaitlin said...

That has to the fastest labor I have ever heard of! She's beautiful & I love her name. Hope everyone is doing well today, congratulations!!

Lauryl Lane said...

SO happy for you! I was wondering if you'd had the bebe and not posted... or if I'd missed the post (I've been traveling & am totally behind on the internets)... anyway, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Again. REST now, okay??? Can't wait to meet Nora soon!!! xoxo

Kelli said...

Wowza! Congrats!

Chandle said...

Love her and love you guys! Can't wait to meet her and bring you food.

LukeandKarla said...

With a baby that size I am so glad your labor was quick! She is beautiful!

Meredith said...

So excited for you guys! She is gorgeous and I ADORE her name. Congrats to your family of four!!

Kate said...

wahoooooooo! yea! so exciting. so excited for you.

and, this is random but your story made me laugh/think of this: Georgia had to have a blood draw yesterday, and when they put that tourniquet (sp?) thing on her arm to keep all the blood trapped the nurse said, "it's like a hug for your arm!" and I thought, "what? that is not like a hug at all."

anyway.....you have a new BABY!!! A girl!!! So awesome. And your body is really amazing the way it likes to eject other humans. Craziness.

michelle.a.searcy said...

Your second birth sounds exactly like my second birth...except that yours was way more awesome because it happened at home! So jealous and proud of you! Nora is a beautiful name for that beautiful baby girl by the way!

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