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 It was lovely.

March 2, 2011

Baby Headbands

No baby yet, but my mom has been here for 10 days and we've been getting crafty. I haven't made much for this little girl so we made some headbands from my random collection of elastics that were in a scrap bag I bought at Michael Levine years ago and whatever ribbon, tulle, fabric I had already.

I made this one super tiny so she can wear it when she's itty bitty. I can't wait.