March 28, 2011

Babies and Birthdays


Genevieve Lisette

3-11-11 7:29 PM
7 pounds 12 ounces 20.5 inches

Our baby girl is here! She didn't get here until 11 days after her due date, but when she was ready she was ready. For some reason I wasn't going into labor on my own and after a non-stress test it was determined this baby needed to get here sooner than later. We had a very smooth, very fast unmedicated delivery (2 hours after my water was broken) and she arrived healthy and pink, which we are so thankful for. Anyone who has had a baby go overdue more than a few days knows it's a mental battle every day you wake up and are not in labor. I don't know how many times I said, "I'm so glad it's over" after she was born, but it was a lot.

Five days after her birthday I turned 32. Yay for close birthdays and future mother-daughter celebrations. Forest made me breakfast, I ate lots of bacon, cuddled a baby and watched hours of home improvement programming on hgtv.com. It was lovely.

15 comments:

Diane Garaway said...

She is beautiful!

Kate said...

She's gorgeous! Congrats Raya! Can't wait to meet her in person.

toridawn said...

Congrats, Raya. She's gorgeous. I bet Baker is excited to be a big brother...Glad to hear that after your water was broken, there wasn't need for other medications:) Great, succinct birth story, too.

FMN Design said...

Congratulations! She's adorable.

Angela said...

Congratulations!!! My daughter was born a week before my birthday and we love the extended celebrations at our house. ; )

gurneefamily said...

Beautiful announcement. Gorgeous picture (which of course, we're all surprised at, haha!)
Very, very happy for you all. And proud of you to be so patient. You said it well, every day "past" when you expected the baby to come is a mental battle.
Msg me your address...have a bitty gift to send :)

kristin said...

Congrats!! Love the name & she is beautiful!

Allison said...

So Beautiful! Congratulations!

casey said...

ah, congratulations! what a beautiful name. i went 10 days over my due date and was enduced. they are just so cozy, they don't want to come out just yet!

Making it Lovely said...

Congratulations!

the purcells said...

congratulations on your new addition and happy belated birthday!!

skinimini said...

Congratulations! Love her name, I've always wanted a Genevieve. :)

Melissa B said...

congratulations once again :) when we pulled up to your home to get our stuff, gracie started talking about "genebebe" and her bath :) and thanks for the card. so sweet. fb or email dan about the pizza :)

hilthethrill said...

I have a baby Genevieve, too! Only now she is 10 and a half, obsessed with Taylor Swift, and almost as tall as me. Genevieves are very fun. We call ours Nevie (Neh-vee), because when she got to kindergarten and realized that her name was so long and had five Es in it, she decided to shorten it. Mazel tov!

Jen Longaway said...

hi raya - congratulations to you and the family! i love that you watched hours of hgtv and snuggled with baby. just lovely.