Tuesday, August 16, 2011

She's Finally Here!

On July 17th or little girl was born. I was ready for her to be here after weeks and weeks of contractions! This labor and delivery went much slower and smoother than last time. I was grateful to have had such and easy delivery/recovery and even more grateful to have a beautiful, healthy baby girl. We love her to pieces!

Saturday I wasn't feeling very good and was having lots of contractions but they were very irregular. I had been dilated to a 4 and 80 percent effaced for 5 days... not comfortable! I didn't know what to expect because the contractions had been happening for weeks. I would get a lot of irregualr contractions for a couple of hours or a day and then it would stop. Well around 1 a.m. the contractions changed and started coming every 2 minutes. Whoo hoo! Around 3 a.m. we decided to go to the hospital.

Around 2 p.m. our little girl was born. Pushing was much easier this time. Only a few pushes and she was here!

Having her first little bath. It's so crazy how much she looks like Afton as a newborn.

All clean and ready to hold!

About the name: 2 and half years ago when Afton was born we had a really hard time deciding on her name. Both Afton and Emery felt good. We wrote both names on the white board in our room so that we could see them and contemplate them the whole time we were there. Finally right before leaving we decided that Afton was her name. So why did Emery feel so good and so right too? After talking about it, Logan and I both had a feeling in the hospital that we would have another girl next... our Emery. We've been waiting 2 and half years for Emery girl to arrive!

Sisters! Afton love love loves her. She's been so good and affectionate with her.... lets hope it stays that way!

Visitors. We loved having visitors. The hospital can get a little boring and we had to stay an extra day because of Emery's billi count. Somehow we missed getting a pic of Grandpa and Neal... oops.



Mike and Sarah

Marc and Jen



Katie and Kristi


Peanut.... aka Lori


2 days old and ready to go home!


Becky Smith said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations! I am so glad everything went well! What a lucky girl to have you as her mommy. Enjoy every minute!

Ashley and Tyson said...

You're so good at keeping up with your blog! Emery is precious. I love how you had her name already. Just so special.

Mattson Family said...

She is BEAUTIFUL! I'm so excited for you guys! Can't wait to meet her!