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!

9 comments:

Meeshin' Around said...

she's just beautiful!! we are so happy for you guys and hope that everything is going great at home! its truly an amazing love!!

Amie Kirk said...

I love the "coming home" picture with the pink bow! She is so precious!! I hope you guys are doing great at home! Let me know if I can do anything at all. I can't wait to see little Ella again soon ( and you too! )

Josh and Donna said...

soooo sweet! looks just like her mama!

Sara Glenn said...

She's gorgeous!! So glad everything went well. Enjoy the ride!

Miriam said...

Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! Glad everything went smoothly. I Love the name!!

Kimberly said...

Great pictures!! Love the bow. =)
Make sure you check out MY blog. =)

Matt and Kim said...

Congratulations!! She is absolutely beautiful!!! I can't wait to see more pictures!

Lisa Ramsey said...

Big Congrats! Ella is so amazing. Stephanie, I can't wait to see her in Gatlinburg in a couple of weeks. I know everyone is thrilled. I can't believe Angela is a Grandma. I'm sure she's sooo proud.

Rach said...

Stephanie,

You're baby girl is so sweet! Congrats on your beautiful bundle of joy! Hope all is well! We had Leah Evalyn on July 12th and wow little girls are great!