Monday, May 3, 2010

And Now For The Pictures....

We have been having way too much fun with our little baby!!! I guess it's about time I post some more pictures.

Let's see, we arrived at the hospital last Tuesday around 7 a.m. Can you believe after all my careful planning WE LEFT THE CAMERA BAG HOME!!!!!! I was beside myself until Michael got ahold of a nearby friend and had them drive over right away with their camera.

We were so thankful to have the nicest nurse who shared a lot in common with us. We saw the doctor around 8 and got the pitocin started around 9.

Laura's heartbeat kept the nurse readjusting me, trying to find a position that suited the baby. The epidural arrived at 12:50 p.m., having only gone from 3cm to 4cm from the time we arrived until that point.

The doctor arrived around 1:30 to check on the heartrate problem and discovered we were already at 9cm. She decided to just stay put and get ready to deliver. In the next 10 minutes the doctor rotated the baby's head to the proper position and deftly used a vacuum to get Laura out fast. The nurse and doctor then made quick work of getting the thrice-wrapped cord unwrapped from around Laura's neck. And then she was here!!!!!!

The kids arrived about 1 1/2 hours later, just in time to watch Laura's first bath:

Rachel gets to hold her very own sister for the first time!!!!
And here is Grandma, for whom Laura is named:

The nurses thought the sweet pea hat was way too cute:

James just adores little Laura, as does Andrew. Andrew can't stop telling us how cute she is.

But the boys were also busy taking pictures:

The girls of the family:

So the next two days were filled with sitting in bed, holding Laura, reading, knitting, and watching tv (since we don't have a tv at home: incidentally, I'm glad we don't! Even with cable I felt there was hardly anything to watch!):

I thoroughly enjoyed just staring at this adorable little girl!!!

And this was her going home outfit. You saw the little cardigan before I went to the hospital and I finished up the matching cap while there:

And the proud Daddy:

On our way home:

I have plenty more pictures since we arrived home, but will save them for another post.


Lovella ♥ said...

oh goodness. ..of course you finished up the little cap in the hospital. I love her ...she fits perfectly with the rest of your lovely children. .
I am so thrilled for you.

Rachel said...

Oh she's just perfect! I love the picture of her in the pink hat and cardigan - so pretty, and she looks so alert. Don't you just love the sweetness of newborn eyes. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

Margaret said...

Love all the pictures. She is just adorable!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

That is the CUTEST going home from the hospital outfit EVER!

Mrs J said...

Just such wonderful pictures! Adorable!

Heather said...

She is so beautiful! What a doll! I'm so glad you put up more pictures - I was hungry for some more news about your newest blessing!

Candice said...

She's a sweetie! Daddy looks so proud! :)