Friday, August 01, 2008

It's a girl!

Just before changing into my gown and hopping into the hospital bed to get connected to all the monitors... my face is pink in this pic because it was over 100 degrees outside! I was so hot by the time I got to the hospital!

Mad baby! This was moments after delivery and we found out she was a girl!

Full tummy-happy, sleeping baby... we were waiting for daddy to come and pick us up from the hospital and bring us home.

Everything went well, I actually went into labor on my own after seeing the doctor on Wednesday morning. I stayed in Little Rock and 'walked around' (shopped!) until my contractions were consistent. I checked into the hospital around 1pm and called Hubby to come and meet me up there. My contractions stalled a little and the staff started some pitocin around 4:30pm and the doc broke my water around 5pm. Little Miss was born at 8:47pm weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz, 20 3/4" long.

We came home 24 1/2 hours after delivery (I was MORE than ready) and arrived home by 11:15pm. Today is my first day home with the baby and the kids are all so excited. I keep reminding them that she's not going anywhere and they'll all have plenty of time with her (to hold her, etc). They're all very happy to have another sister, hubby can't resist picking on the big kids for being so certain she was a boy.... hehe

She's a good baby. If her belly is full, she sleeps for a few hours (more than our other babies ever did!) and is generally quiet most of the time. Hopefully this weekend I can get pictures of all the children holding her and some more close-ups for you all to see.

Have a great weekend!

12 comments:

Maury said...

She is beautiful!! And you look great in that picture right before you had her!! I have been checking all day b/c I am excited to see her. SO...we DID pass by each other on the highway like I joked, b/c that is about the same time we got home last night too. So we probably passed about PB area or something! LOL

Glad you made it home safe!!! I don't blame your family one bit for wanting to hold her...I do too!

Green Acres said...

She's beautiful!! Congratulations!! Can't wait to see her in person! ~Jodi

chickadee said...

congratulations! how exciting. and you look so happy in the before picture.

RavenLark Arts said...

YAY! I can't wait to meet her! We were trying to work out the boys dropping us off by you on their way down to Florida - but now it looks like they're not going at all. ): Got my hopes up - and they were crushed! Hope you are doing well at home - talk to you soon. Loffin you!

Amber said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

We really enjoyed having the kids in VBS this week. I had the baby - well youngest, now - in my class one night and the other daughters helped her with everything. I was so sweet to see them take care of her. You have a beautiful family! Hope that see you guys at church again soon and at our next 4-H meeting! – Amber

hsmomma5 said...

She is beautiful! Can't wait to hold her!!!!

Mom of 5 said...

What a blessing !
She is so cute. Congrats to you and your family.

RADstitches said...

How exciting! She is very pretty!

Sara said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! What sweet little blessing!!! Beautiful and so precious. How wonderful that she is coming home to such loving brothers and sisters.

Shelley said...

WONDERFUL! Congrats to all the G fam on the new arrival!!

deepfriedpicklesandicecream said...

Congrats!!She looks just like your hubby right now!And you do look great in the first picture,I hope I look that good when I am in labor!!

Andrea said...

Congratulations! She is absoltely adorable. You truly have been blessed!