Sunday, July 11, 2010

Baby Abigail is Here!

Well, God is good!  Abigail was born to us on Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m.  Though I must say "born to us" sounds a little passive for natural childbirth.  But she's here and it's over.  I started the very first stages of labor on Monday night, labored at home on Tuesday (while cleaning the basement so the kids can use it again post-construction), made it until about 2:30 in the morning, and then got to the hospital at 3:00 a.m.  After what felt like an eternity but was really only 3 hours, we had our little girl.

I was in the hospital until Friday, and Abigail and I got plenty of time to bond.  We had some visitors, so that helped pass the time.  Daddy was there a good bit of the time.  He is very proud of our little girl, and a little relieved that we had a girl since we were all definitely rooting for one.  :)

The big brothers came to visit and held her.  They were happy to have her out at last (and happier once we were all home from the hospital), and very pleased with her choice of big brother gifts (airplane and helicopter). 
Micah says to write (as both brothers are looking over my shoulder while I write this), "I love my sister so much I want to give her a hug every day, and how about a kiss, too."
Jesse says, "I love you so much, baby, and I give you a hug every day, and this is Jesse, and you are the baby, and I want to give you a kiss."

Nursing has gone well, overall, with the exception of yesterday, when I guess she got alarmed when my milk came in.  The lactation consultant told me that Dolly Parton can be a little scary for a baby.  Anyway, she got back on track last night in time to save her Mommy's sanity (sanity is a fragile thing on 4 hours of sleep).

Thank you, Jesus!  We are so blessed.


  1. yeah!!! welcome Abigail! you're in for quite a ride with your family! glad all went well Val, enjoy all the new fun girly things. love, deb h.

  2. Ditto; what Deb said! The pix are awesome. Thanks for quoting the boys. "and you are the baby..." love you val! Hope to visit soon.

  3. Big congratulations!! Loved the "Dolly Parton" comment. Nursing can feel that way!

  4. Thanks everyone! She is such a sweetheart. We're really enjoying her! And Michaelanne, come on by!!