Monday, November 14, 2011

Baby Belle

Here is the almost 40 week belly.  I was scheduled to go in last Monday morning to be induced
 but ended up going into labor around 2 that morning. By the time I showed up for my induction I was already to 5 cm. 
 By that time my labor drastically slowed down even though my doctor had broken my water when I arrived so they started a slow drip of petocin and I got my epidural....heavenly.  Labor picked up quickly from there. Once I was ready I only had to push through about 2 contractions and in less than 5 minutes she was out.  Can I just say how much EASIER labor and recovery gets with each child? 
First seconds of life, first breaths, first screams. I am amazed at how instantly you fall in love with a new child.
She has a perfect tiny head and lots of chub!
She weighed in a 8 lbs 6 oz and 20" long.  Right in the middle of the sizes of Bug and Bear.
    Daddy with his little girl.
Excited big brothers, but they couldn't get too close because they were sick. :( Talk about bad timing!
Bug was sooo proud to show off his shirt at the hospital.  He took his jacket off as soon as he walked inside so that every one could read it.  Bear's didn't make it through the day without getting dirty.  Thank you Grammy and Pops!
My mom and dad took care of the boys for us during the day while I was at hospital and Bond was with either with me or at school.  I was nervous about staying overnight by myself but our hospital was SO good and I was feeling really well compared to the last two deliveries so it ended up being a lot better than I thought. 

Belle a couple of hours old.
After her first bath.

Chunky Monkey!  Ready to get dressed and head home.
I still can't believe that I actually have a little girl. She has stolen our hearts already.

If you want to know her name, you can FB or email me. :)


Becky said...

She is adorable!

Brittany said...

Congratulations!! I'm so glad everything went so well! And I'm so happy that you had a little girl! That just gives me so much hope for my future 3rd child. I hope everything has gone well w/ you this past week. She's a little cutie.

Missy said...

Congrats! She is beautiful! Hope you and baby are doing well!

Alys said...

I can't find you on facebook. Find me or send me an email to my
So fun to have a girl, huh? I love all the little girl things. I know you will too. And, nice to have a better labor. I hope mine keep getting better too. Congrats!

The Towner Family said...

Yea! I was so excited to see your blog post and see more pictures of her. She is just beautiful, and you look so happy snuggling in your hospital bed with her. Congrats again to all 4 of you!!

Stacy and Justin said...

Congrats, she is beautiful. Glad the labor, delivery and recovery is going well!

Tessa said...

Oh, this post may have made me tear up a bit! So sweet and your boys with her... so sweet! :)

Brian said...

Finally catching up on your blog! She is beautiful! So glad the delivery went well. You look fantastic in all your after delivery pics. What a cute family you have. Is bear getting used to having a little one around? I would love to know her name. About four more weeks before our little addition arrives. Things are going well. Congrats!!