Happy Birthday, Kayla

By BrandonBirth14 Comments

It is our pleasure to announce the arrival of Kayla Jane Fuller! Weighing in at 7 lbs. 6 oz., Kayla was born at 11:08 AM MDT on August 10, 2009. Everybody is doing fine.

Kayla's Birth

So surprise — 2 weeks early and I started it! I took the family for a small hike on Flagstaff Mountain on Sunday afternoon. Kim probably got a mile or two in with all the walking. Felt fine but was tired on her return back home. She took a nap and later a bath. We got to bed late as we were watching a movie. Kim was ready to sleep but decided to get up to go to the bathroom one more time. As she sat up, a gush of water all over the bed. What was that? Kim said she thought her water just broke. In my infinite wisdom, I decided that it might have been water from the bath in her hootie. Moment of stupidity.

I woke up the kids and called our neighbors, the Bradleys. They took the kids and Kim and I were quickly off to the hospital. I was in the moment and rushing everything. Kim was like…we have plenty of time. I felt like the kid was going to pop out any second. But nothing happened. I was in such a rush I dropped the SLR camera in the parking lot and shattered part of the lens. Oops.

We checked in and they verified that the water had broken. We got a room and they started monitoring Kim. She walked laps in the hospital till the wee hours. Her doctor was there but he went home for some sleep because it wasn’t going to happen for a while.

Kim got her epidural at about 7 AM or so and that made the contractions much better. I thought she was doing great handling them. I found some comfort in this and fell asleep on the couch for a few hours.

Kayla's Birth

I awoke sometime after 10:30 to her nurse saying “fully dilated” and the room was starting to fill up with helpers. So she got in position and pushed and I saw the head come of out my wife. This will be the last time I have to endure that view. Then another push and the head came out. Lots of hair! Kim could see a reflection in the doctor’s safety glasses. Another push and the shoulders came out and the doctor pulled out the baby. I cut the cord. The team went to work fixing up this new little person.

Kayla's Birth
Kayla's Birth
Kayla's Birth

Kim quickly had to get back to work and fed Kayla for over an hour. She was a hungry little girl!

Kayla's Birth

Just got back home. Picking up the 2 big sisters so they can go meet the new addition. Should be a fun moment.

Lots of video coming soon.

Thanks to all for your follows, wishes, and congrats. We appreciate it!

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  • Welcome to the world Kayla!

  • meryl

    She’s lovely.

  • Jennifer Delp

    Welcome, baby Kayla!! You look a lot like big sister Reagan! So precious 🙂

  • Nana + Papa

    Welcome into the Fuller Family Kayla! We have been waiting on you since your sisters announced the news during their Christmas visit. Can’t wait to hold you. Congrats to Mom and Dad too!

  • Jenn Medoff

    Yea!!! Congratulations! Making me nervous though. Can’t wait to meet her! Ask the girls to come over if you need a break. 🙂

  • G’ma & Papa Coburn

    Happy, happy Birthday, Kayla Jane! Congratulations Kim and Brandon! Another beautiful baby.

  • Aunt Steph

    How exciting, and what sweetheart to come early! She looks beautiful, lucky Brandon..he’s got a house full of dark haired beauty’s. Congrats!

  • Welcome to the world Kayla. You have a good set of parents and sisters who will fill your life with love, joy and adventure.

    Congrats Fullers. Precious lil lady. Agreed with the comment above in that she looks a lot like Reagan Part Deux 😉

  • Madison and Sophie

    Congrats Aunt Kimmie! We can’t wait to see our new cousin Kayla!

  • Eric Burke

    Welcome, Kayla! Can’t wait to meet you!

  • Congrats!!

  • Barbie

    Congratuation!!

    Welcome Kayla Fuller!!!

    Beautiful baby!!! 😉

  • Sabine + Jaedon

    Hi Kayla! So happy to hear we have a new cousin in the family! Hope we can see you at Christmas time. Love, The Croy Cousins

  • bob & betty scott

    Another wonderful blessing from the Lord!

    First Sydney, then Reagan and now Kayla….all beautiful little girls! Congratulations Kim and Brandon