Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Easter / Birthday

Some people get little chicks or bunnies for Easter we were lucky enough to get a beautiful baby girl.

Natalie June Wilding April 12th
7 lbs. 15 oz.
20 inches

We were impressed with her eyelashes

"Hey this isn't what I signed up for!" (Don't worry the day got better!)

One happy family
She'll be getting lots of love from...

and Daddy
(Okay, not to mention all you others out there who will love her too!! How could you not?)

Compare the shots: Natalie on top, Camille on bottom
We are so lucky and blessed to have such a nice, healthy, beautiful, little family.

Quick labor story for those interested:

Saturday night I started feeling some good consistent contractions. I thought good "I'll be able to sleep through some of the labor and with any luck we'll get to go to the hospital in the morning."
WRONG! About the sleeping part not the hospital. I didn't sleep at all because the contractions were just strong enough and close enough (10 mins apart) to make it impossible to fall asleep. Oh well. About 7:00 I told Brad we needed to get the bags packed and in the car. The drive to the hospital was torture! (really it was the worst part of the whole thing.)
My mom met us at the hospital and took Mil to her house. I waddled into the hospital about 8:30 am and was admitted. I was already dilated to a 9 (Yeah...and...No I'm glad I was that far but it also meant an all natural birth again. Which I actually like but after that car ride I didn't think I could do it!) Like is probably not the right word.....
After they broke my water I had some more contractions then after 5 sets of pushes (ugh!) there she came. By 9:48 am we had a ourselves a baby. I'm glad it was somewhat "quick" and not as bad and I was envisioning on the ride there.


Torrie said...

Loved to hear your birth story, what cute girls you have!

Amy said...

Karen, she is gorgeous! I'm so happy for you guys. What a beautiful name, and oh my gosh she already looks like you guys! The baby pictures are so similar - they'll be cute little look-alikes. Good job on the labor story....and I'm especially glad she didn't come in the car!

Paul and Shelly said...

She is beautiful!!I'm so happy for you guys.

Didi & Jason said...

Yay!!!!!!! So beautiful!!! I think she looks just like her sister. And I love the dark hair. How fun. I can't wait to come and visit sometime and give my loves to that precious new gal!

Lee and Melody said...

YAY NATALIE! We're SO glad you came, we can't wait to play with you lots and lots, and we are so proud of your mom. She is something special, so you'd better be nice to her. And your Dad. And Mil.
Or else!


congrats guys...she is gorgeous!!

Barb said...

I'm glad everything went well!!! She looks beautiful!!

Kacie and Jake C. said...

Love the pics; keep them coming. What a cute little family of four! Hope all is well.

Tyler-n-Terrah Harper said...

Congratulations, Karen! Both your girls are beautiful, and I'm glad you're doing well! :)