I knew the Futrell birth would hold a different emotional space for me with their history leading up to this pregnancy. Between pregnancy loss and embryo loss, there were 8 loved babies before this sweet baby's arrival. This was a long-awaited and very much wanted baby.
Lexie text me when she was 38 weeks and 4 days asking me if I was ready for baby Futrell. I was stunned when she explained she fell right on her belly at work, which sent her into labor. Luckily, Lexie, a nurse anesthetist, was already in the hospital and they were able to get baby on the monitor rather quickly. Baby was fine and mama was fine, thankfully, but it did give everyone a scare!
Several hours later, they gave Lexie some Pitocin to move her labor along. She knew she wanted an epidural right away asking one of her colleagues to administer hers when she went into labor. I remember watching her confusion as she was in a lot of pain despite the epidural, appropriate dosage, and trusted nurse anesthetist. She dilated from 3-4cm to pushing in about 2 hours. Kelly supported Lexie emotionally and physically as she worked through her rapid progression without much pain relief or ability to get out of bed.
Lexie and Kelly decided to celebrate and focus on the health of the baby throughout pregnancy instead of the gender. Their surprised faces says it all as they welcomed their baby GIRL into the world!
Adleigh was 6 pounds 4 ounces and 18.5 inches long.
Both sides of their family were so happy to welcome baby Adleigh just moments after she was born!