Our precious little girl has arrived!!! Hallie Mae was born Thursday September 24, 2009 at 5:06pm. She weighed 8lbs and was 20in. She is absolutely wonderful! We had a pretty good labor and only had to push for a little over 3 minutes. It was actually great! I felt so good after she was born. I had the nurse turn off the epidural right after and had feeling back in my legs really quickly and was able to get up and walk around about 45 minutes after she was born. She had a kinda rough time though because the cord was wrapped around her neck twice. She came so quickly though that it really did not create any serious problems for her. She had a hard time breathing at first because she came so fast but recovered really well and rather quickly.
Rylyn ABSOLUTELY LOVES and ADORES her baby sister. When she got to the hospital she climbed up on my lap and motioned for daddy to give her the baby. She just sat and stared at her and would say "hi" and "wow" and "my baby". She was so soft and gentle with her, it just came so natural.
Two under 2 is going to be fun! There is definitely a cute bond between my girls! Hallie is so patient with her big sister and Rylyn just cannot get enough of HER baby. Kisses are a huge part of Hallie's life and they come from all sides.
Friday morning was a great experience. I woke up to my WONDERFUL husband holding my precious baby and we spent all day just staring at her and enjoying how content she is. I LOVE being a mommy!