Tuesday, December 28, 2010

there was nothing quite like it...

my sweet baby girl will be six weeks in two days...i can't believe it!!! its true when they say time flies! i didn't doubt it though. i can't believe she will be six weeks and i am just now doing a post about her birth! then again, looking at my track record, i'm not the most consistent blogger there is. oh well...i have been completely consumed by my little one and i am completely IN LOVE with her. so, blogging can continue to take the back burner for now.
but i do want to share a little...
so, its no surprise to anyone who reads my blog or knows us that we had a little baby GIRL! Ella was born on November 18th at 1:19pm weighing 6 lbs and 14 ozs. i have to say my labor/delivery was pretty amazing. no pain, never felt a contraction. i was already 6 cm when i got to the hospital that morning and 90% effaced. i was originally going to share about her birth story but i think at this point, i'll skip all the details and just say her birth day was quite the experience and i know i'll never forget that day and everything that took place. it was such a great day...better than i ever expected! thankfully, my mother-in-law journaled the whole day of events and my sister was our "photographer," so we have everything well documented. one of the best parts was not knowing if we were having a boy or girl. there is nothing like having your first baby and being completely surprised of the gender. there is no other surprise like it! so worth the wait and i would do it all over again! i just remember the doctor holding her up and saying "its a girl!!!" and i was in complete shock! i thought for sure we were having a boy because that's what everyone would tell me so i just convinced myself of it. i just couldn't believe my baby was a GIRL!!! such a sweet sweet surprise!!! i remember they placed her on my chest wrapped in a towel right after, russ cut the cord and i just held her tight and thanked God for her. she was healthy, crying and absolutely beautiful! i remember thinking, "how did i deserve such a precious, perfect gift?" i don't, but God loves that much...He is good!
i am so thankful for my baby girl and love everything about her. i love her little smile she does in her sleep, her "big girl" stretches she always does when waking, her very inpatient cry when she is hungry and her little pouty face, her little leg rolls and chunky cheeks i want to squeeze all day and her little fuzz head. God created her perfect in His image...thank you God!