Thursday, May 7, 2009

Look Who's Here

Here she is....... Ellie Marie was born on May 4th at 10:08 am. She weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long.

I will do a more indepth story of her birth at some point. The birth itself was pretty uneventful, except for a certain older sibling getting sick as I was actually pushing this one out. Also for those about to give birth, I recommend going into labor early in the day. If you go into labor at night you will never get that sleep back. But she seems worth it.

Owen and Maddie are totally smitten with little Ellie. Notice their hair color? Can you understand our surprise that Ellie has dark hair?
Also any recommendations on how to get rid of the retained water? Bud keeps making fun of my "Fat Bastard" feet. They are so swollen the skin hurts. I have tried keeping them up, but it hasn't helped much yet. Oh and my " Fat Bastard" boobs came in last night. I need to wake the baby and make her eat before they explode.


Mimi said...

Congratulations! She looks like a little sweetheart. Baby girls are so special!

I'm not sure how you would get rid of retained water. I always just get the major night sweats after the baby is born. Which means I have to sleep on towels and change my t-shirt multiple times a night. Fun. Hope you don't have to go through that!

Joanne said...

I just try and drink a ton of water and wait to sweat it out, usually at night, like Mimi said.

Congratulations! She is beautiful and I love her name! I am so jealous - you and another blogger I follow online have both had your babies and I am waiting and waiting! Every night I have the thought that I want to go into labor but not til morning! :) I hope all is well!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and perfect and everything that a newborn baby should be. Hooray for you and your family!!!!

I sweat all my water out the night(s) after my babies were born...needed a change of clothes and sheets but well worth it to have my feet back. Oh, and enjoy the boobs while you have 'em;)

Swistle said...

Oh my goodness!! Congratulations! She's gorgeous!