Monday, September 21, 2009

I am skipping my nap time to post some new pics on the blog. They say to sleep when the baby sleeps, but what do you do when your baby rarely sleeps? I have found that if I get one thing done a day, then I feel accomplished! Ella is a busy body already and likes to be awake during the day and can't stand to not see what's going on around her. I swear she is already trying to smile and she lifts her head up like it's nothing! She is growing like a weed; she weighed 8#2 oz. last week. Chris goes back to work tomorrow after being off for 3 weeks and I am not looking forward to that. It has been so nice having him here to help me and to make meals. He feeds me while I feed Ella! Here are a few pictures I took this week. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ella Cate is here!!

We are proud to announce our new baby girl, Ella Cate! She was born Sunday, August 30th at 7:38 pm and weighed 7# 10 oz. and is 20 1/2 in. long. She is absolutely perfect! Even more perfect than I could ever imagine! I can't take my eyes off of her! The labor story... we went in Saturday night at about 2:30 am after I had been having contractions q 4-5 min for about 4 1/2 hours. I was planning an epidural for pain relief and ended up getting one at about 6:30 am. They started pitocin at about 5:30 am and my water broke around 9 am. I was 10 cm at about 6:45 pm and pushed for about 45 min. The whole experience was so surreal and I still can't believe that I just delivered a baby and she's now mine! Chris was so supportive through the whole labor and delivery (and even more supportive since we've been home).  I couldn't have asked for a better husband. Ella is sooo wonderful and beautiful. I never knew I could love someone so much so quickly! 
Coming home!
1st bath!