Dec 11, 2008

Welcome Ella!

She's Arrived! This will be quick, just the general stats and such and I'll post some more details later. (Everyone tells you and you completely believe that you'll be exhausted but you just don't fully comprehend until it happens! So it's a miracle this post is even getting done!)

I went into labor around 12pm Monday the 8th and Ella Renee was born at 10:03pm. She weighed 7lbs 8oz and was 20 inches long. There were a few little scares near then end with her and I (which is why she looks a little pale in the first picture) but she and I are perfectly fine and healthy and I was able to achieve my goal of all natural childbirth! Yay!

Here she is about 20 min old, still looking a little pale. Her daddy was taking pictures and I was oblivious! Here she is after we got her back from the nursery at about 1:30am. Only 3 1/2 hours old and already that adorable! The next morning it felt SOOO good to take a shower and this is the scene I I found when I came out, melted my heart. He was already SO smitten and would often tear up just sitting there looking at her. Here she is with mommy on Tuesday morning. Yup, it's safe to say we're both madly in love! And here she is this morning. So adorable (even after an EXTREMELY long night) we just had to snap a picture!


Jessica said...

She is perfect! Congratulations!!

Amy said...

She is the cutest little thing! I'm so happy for you guys!!!

Cheryl said...

Oooh, I haven't seen these pics yet! So glad you are feeling rested enough to finally blog a bit about Ella's entrance into the world. She's adorable!

Esther said...

Love the pictures! I'm so glad Ella is finally here and that you are all doing well. You're in my prayers! Oh, and I'm so glad you survived the first night home.