Monday, June 29, 2009

Kate Isabella

She's finally here! Our little bundle of joy FINALLY made it to us! Kate Isabella was born June 26th and was 8 lbs 7 oz and 19.5 inches long.

Here's the birth story . . . On Friday morning around 10:30, I started feeling really mild contractions. They got close together pretty fast. Jake came home for lunch around 12:30 and they were already 4 minutes apart. I took a shower, got my things together and we were off to the hospital by 2:30. By that time, the contractions were about 2 minutes apart. We got checked in and the nurse checked me - I was dilated to a 3.5 and 90% effaced. The doctor told her to break my water to get things moving along. As soon as he broke my water, I got my epidural. Things were smooth sailing from there! I pushed for about 10 minutes and little Kate was here at 6:24 pm. She is such a little angel. She came with nice, kissable chubby cheeks and is such a good baby!

I forgot what it was like to have a newborn - the sleep deprivation fighting the complete happiness over this adorable, sweet little person that just melts your heart! We love her so much already!

Here are some highlights of little Kate's birth day:

Right after coming out of mommy's belly

She's a nice sized girl!

Mom, dad and baby (Emmy came to see us just after this pic was taken)

Proud mama

Proud daddy

Emmy wasn't too sure about what to think of mom in a hospital bed holding a new baby

This is the next day at the hospital. Emmy was watching us change the baby and started warming up to her.

I really love that sweet little face!

I love this pic! My two sweet girls :)

18 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh so CUTE!!!I You look great man she is so cute!!!
Thanks for the pictures can't wait to see more.

Mrs. B said...

I'm so excited for you! Good luck getting through these next few weeks! It only gets better!!

Sammy said...

Oh my gosh! SOOOO sweet, she is BEAUTIFUL! congratulations! You look amazing after just having a baby! Glad to hear that everything was smooth and that it went so well. she's beautiful, 2 beautiful girls!

Brooke said...

She is darling and I love love love the name Kate! Congrats and good luck getting into the swing of things with two kids. Good thing you have your parents close by to help. It must be fun to have 2 newborns in the family. Again, congrats and what a beautiful baby!

kourtney said...

Congratulations! Oh, I LOVE those cheeks! She is beautiful! Love the last pic. Kids always know how special a new baby is and they can't do anything but show it. You look awesome! Hope I can look half as good as you!

Supermom said...

Yay yay yay! Congratulations again!

April said...

Those 2nd babies are so much easier to push out. What a doll and that hair? She is another little Emmy, it will be interesting to see how different they are. SO So cute! Makes me want one. I bet she's such a good sisters. Glad things went well and she's finally here.

April said...

Those 2nd babies are so much easier to push out. What a doll and that hair? She is another little Emmy, it will be interesting to see how different they are. SO So cute! Makes me want one. I bet she's such a good sisters. Glad things went well and she's finally here.

Ammon and Tasha said...

She is adorable!!! Congrats! we cant wait to meet her! we are actually doing the bryce canyon half marathon july 18th so we are going to be heading your way and would love to stop by and see you guys while we are down there! I miss holding a newborn. congrats again!

ashley said...

She's so sweet Michelle!! I LOVE Emmy's face when she's looking at Kate:) Classic:) But it will be so fun for her to have a sister to be close with. Congrats!!

Lesley said...

Congrats! She is beautiful!

Anne-Marie said...

She is precious! #2 was my easiest labor/delivery thus far. Glad everything went so smoothly. Congrats. xoxo.

Harris Family said...

I am so happy for you guys! Congrats! She is darling enjoy I still can't believe how fast they do grow up :)

Christina said...

She is so sweet! Congrats! I can't believe how alert she is. Emmy is going to be a cute big sis!

Dion Seneca said...

Awwww...so, so sweet! You look fantastic for just having a baby! congratulations!

carly k said...

that is so cute! Congrats:)

Kanets said...

YEAH!! Congrats on the new babe! For some reason I couldn't log in before, so now I'm just getting your great news! What a sweetie. So happy for your family.

[ stefanie ] said...

I've been absent from blogging, so I'm very late saying this but Congrats, congrats! She is absolutely beautiful and you look amazing! I love her name! She is just too sweet!