Saturday, November 1, 2008

Welcome, Amelia!

Where to even start? This blog was a great distraction for me when I was constantly counting down to her arrival and obsessing over what she would be like. Now that she is here, I just want to hold and love on her, so the blog is not my top priority, ha.

Jut a little re-cap of the events of the last 3 days: Wednesday morning we went to the hospital to be induced. Of course I was so nervous about the unknown. It didn't help that some of those same people who loved to boss me around during pregnancy had been telling me all the horror stories of childbirth.
The labor itself wasn't bad at all. My silly husband kept me laughing and we had lots of company coming in and out to keep our minds off the waiting. Oh and the epidural helped a little, ha. When it was finally time to push, it was around 4 p.m. I thought we would be seeing her in 30 minutes or so, give or take. So when an hour had gone by and still no baby, we were all getting tired and frustrated. I am no quitter, but I came really close to giving up! I was just so tired and it didn't seem that we were getting anywhere, but after an hour and a half of pushing, Amelia finally arrived at 5:31 weighing in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces with lots of hair and big fat cheeks!

We got home yesterday and have been just enjoying every second of her. We've had a lot of company already, and we expect more today, so I need to take advantage of my sleeping baby now and actually get a shower and get dressed. More updates and photos to come!


"Doe" The Female Deare said...

She is precious! I didn't get to see her at the hospital, but I was there when she was born. You said that you hoped she would be pretty and she is pretty and healthy too!

YaYa's Funhouse said...

yes, she is adorable! and what some cheeks! HA! tee hee!!

Prayer for my daughter-in-law. She is 27 weeks with twin boys and having contractions, has been in hosp x 2. Now home on terbutalin pump and monitor.

I know you and hubby are so proud!!

Anonymous said...

She is gorgeous!! Glad things are going well for all of you. Can't wait to meet Amelia!

~neisha~ said...

absolutely precious!

Anonymous said...

Cliff and Angela...she is beautiful! God bless ya'll and that sweet baby girl! J.Parker would like to schedule a play date! It will be so much fun to watch them grow up together! Love ya'll!--Josh, Olivia & J.Parker Watts