Well, she finally made her debut (8 days "fashionably" late) and today marks one week with our little girl! We are totally smitten and adjusting well to parenthood. "Baisden" Eloise (yes, we changed her name...game time decision...the double name was just too much of a mouthful) decided to join us on January 24 at 2:57PM, weighing 7lbs 3oz (not the heifer I was expecting!) and measuring 19.75 inches long. I was set to be admitted to the hospital that evening and induced on the morning of January 25. Boy am I glad she had other plans!
Josh did an amazing job of both encouraging me during labor and being the photographer as soon as she arrived. Above was after her bath at the hospital, just about 30 minutes old. I had a pretty good labor experience...certainly got my wish of feeling the contractions! The epidural was welcomed. I thought about my mom throughout my labor...she delivered both me and my sister sans drugs. What a woman!
Since we've been home, we've had several of those typical sleepless nights, but Baisden has been sleeping much better for the last 3 nights. We've got a serious eater on our hands, so I have no doubt she will get to be a chunker in no time at all. Her cheeks certainly have a head start.
She is more and more alert each day, and we love watching all of her expressions. Particularly this furrowed brow. This look is SO Josh Van.
And much to our surprise, she has a little hair! It is longer on one side than the other and she's got a total mullet going on. Cutest mullet I've ever seen! Those are two words you don't see in the same sentence very often. Cute and mullet. Hmmm...
I can't even imagine the changes the next week will bring!