June 1, 2010Posted: June 6, 2010
Happy Happy Birthday to our GIRL!
June 1, 2010 at 7:11 p.m.
7 pounds 20 inches
And what a wonderfully blessed day it was! We are so truly thankful for every prayer said in preparation for the birth of our sweet girl! Boy, were they answered… ABUNDANTLY! After Ava’s birth experience (a 40 hour labor, a posterior baby, 3+ hours of pushing and a vacuum delivery), it is safe to say we were slightly traumatized and had a few nerves as we prepared to go through it again. In the end we decided to be open to anything that would help us along and to just pray, pray, pray!
God took good care of us. From the time my water broke at 8:00 a.m., we had an 11 hour labor! The baby was in the correct position, we had a great midwife and 2 nurses who were there from beginning to end, a wonderful anesthesiologist (who is officially my new best friend – not only for the stellar epidural he placed in my back, but afterward he called me a “skinny girl”- even though he probably says that to all the girls, I couldn’t even help the grin that spread across my face- haha!), I pushed for 26 minutes, heard “it’s a girl!” from Kurt, and got to hold little Noelle the minute she was born! I bawled my eyes out from the last few pushes on… not from ANY pain but from shear shock and joy that this was our birth story and how perfect it was!
Just got checked in- no contractions yet (obviously) but getting ready for our hour long walking tour of ABQ Health Partners Womens Hospital!
Taking a break from watching the Food Network to grab a picture (I think Kurt just woke up from his nap) 🙂
Our first family of 4 picture!
The first of MANY MANY smooches! Ava is totally in love with “our new baby”!
Our little Ellie in her going home outfit!
She is just so cute… we can’t seem to get enough of her!