Well I’ve been pretty much missing to the world since February 7 due to the arrival of our sweet, perfect, beautiful, baby girl!
(*Note: Pinterest pictures of girls with perfect hair and makeup after delivering a baby are totally unrealistic. I was a sweaty, sobbing, but happy mess!)
She was 6 lbs 11 oz, 19.5 inches long, arrived 9 days early after only 4 hours of labor, 1 hour of which was spent speeding through sardine canyon, another hour in indescribable pain lamenting the fact that I hadn’t gotten to the hospital earlier because the nurses informed me that I was too far along to have an epidural, one hour of sweet relief when my doctor arrived and let me get the epidural even though I was dilated to an eight, and a half hour of pushing.
She surprised us by looking like her dad with dirty blonde/light brown hair, grey/blue eyes (that will probably change) and his facial features (particularly his mouth). We all thought my Puerto Rican genes would trump but I guess that’s not the case.
We are so happy and totally exhausted. Bringing a baby home from the hospital is probably the hardest thing I have ever done, aside from not bringing a baby home from the hospital. Weird how life puts things into perspective for you.
We are so in love with our little girl. She is two weeks old and already showing us personality. She’s a little feisty and a little stubborn, but she’s such an angel when she sleeps (usually a long stretch during the day that we wish she’d wake up for so she’d sleep more at night but she’s just too darling sleeping and cuddling to stir) that we can’t help but adore her!
(First attempt at a newborn photoshoot…not a fan…)
(Love the Afghan Bridget’s Great Grandma Elaine Crocheted, and a blanket my good friend Lindsay crocheted. Such generous and talented people who make great photo props! )
She’s growing WAY too fast already. She’s already gained over a lb, an inch, and she’s not so cutesy cuddly anymore. She loves to stretch her arms, legs, and even her fingers. She lifts up her head and even tries (unsuccessfully) to roll over.
Her family is all in love with her (sorry to any family who I didn’t get pictures of yet…)
Welcome to our family Bridget, we are so happy with you in our home!