The day had finally come. April 15th, 2012.
I woke up that morning feeling a little under the weather. I was feeling very pregnant by now. Ivy had been kicking a lot during the night and sleep was pretty much a forgotten memory for me. It was rare that I got even 2 hours sleep. I was very uncomfortable. It was time to meet this baby. I lounged around most of the morning trying to get comfortable when the contractions really started to hit. I called my friend over to help me around the house, and watch Cady. Not long after she had been at the house my contractions became a bit more intense .. it was time. She helped me out to the car and made sure I had all of my hospital bags. I sat waiting while she helped Cady and Giselle into the car. It was time... time to meet my baby girl!
|On our way!|
|Here we go!|
|Working through my contractions.|
After hours of labor it was finally time to push..
Finally, at 5:17 p.m. Ivy Eden Colette Hadlee was born! Weighing 6.3 oz. and measuring 19 inches.
|There's my baby!|
|Waiting to hold my new baby!|
Finally.. snuggling with my brand new baby girl! I had the nurse go into the waiting room to get the girls. I could not wait for them to meet Ivy!
|The girls looking at the new baby!|
Giselle loved holding the baby. She tried to talk to her. I know when Ivy gets a bit older Giselle will be a wonderful friend for her to look up to.
|Giselle, Ivy and I|
After a small stay in the hospital it was time to bring home my new baby girl.
The house had been decorated while we were gone.. and we came home to such a sweet surprise!
It was a long.. but peaceful day at home. I think I could rock her all day long..
It was so hard to put her down that first night and let her sleep..I think I stood and watched her sleep for quite some time.. my precious little treasure..