Friday, September 11, 2009

It's a bouncing baby Bella .. OR .. The Princess has landed ...

I trust you dear follower-philes that you, in your benevolent readership, will overlook any grammatical errors and/or should I ramble off into parts unknown, I have faith in your patience with me.

I've had three hours (or less) of sleep. But I'm not complaining. Heather has had it far worse and I'm in no position to gripe. Heather is super-woman. Hear her roar.

If you were listening closely, perhaps with you ear turned toward St Peters, MO at around 2:15pm today - you may have heard her roar too.

Ok, I'll stop teasing it.

Bella is here. And Bella is good. So is Heather.

After what I thought was a sure fire trip to the Guinness Book of World Records for labor, Heather managed to overcome her exhaustion, her stress, and general pain to deliver Bella to us.

Bella is 7lbs 6oz and is 20 1/2 inches long. She's perfect of course. She immediately latched on and fed for 45 minutes too. See? Perfect. I mean how fast did YOU latch on right after YOU were born? Right. I rest my case. :)

Ok, we are all pooped. I promise more stuff later. We may be couped up in this hospital till Sunday. We're trying to get a pass on that but we may be stuck here. More to come.

But nothing's wrong. Everything and everybody is all right. First night with Bella is upcoming.


Jennifer said...

Congrats to you and to Heather!

ps. I want pics!!!!

Shaddy said...

Congrats again!!

I'm sorry that Heather had such a difficult time with her delivery. Hopefully she will forget all about that soon.

I'm thrilled that everyone is doing fine and look forward to hearing about that first night with Bella at home.

I hope you all can get some much needed rest so you can more easily enjoy the days ahead.

Thanks again for the e-mail.

I love the name, Bella.

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Jon said...

Congratulations man! Glad to hear everything went smoothly and she's healthy.