Tuesday, September 22, 2009

She's here!

We named her Leah Jane Terry. It's a name that we hadn't really considered seriously at all, but it turns out that's what we felt best about. We even had a couple of polls going on facebook- but didn't end up using the results. Partly because we couldn't access facebook at the hospital! Ross really wanted Zelda. :) But I'm glad we decided on Leah.

The labor and delivery went so well! After 14 hours of labor and two hours of pushing for Ethan, this was seriously a piece of cake. I was already dilated to a 3 and halfway effaced when I got there, was put on pitocin at 7:30 am, was dilated to a 5 by 12:30ish, dilated to a 10 by 1:30 and pushed for like 25 minutes and she was there! I was so happy afterward. It was so nice to be awake and alert and able to enjoy her right away. Recovery hasn't been bad, it's just hard with Ethan wanting to be carried and wanting to crawl all over me that has been tough.

Leah is so sweet. I loved having time with her by herself in the hospital. She's an angel of course, since all she does right now is eat and sleep. We'll see what her personality and schedule are like when she's out of the sleepiness stage. It's a blessing that they do sleep so much the first couple weeks, because this is the only way I'm surviving right now. It also helps that I'm staying with my family in Manhattan.

She was 19.5" and 7lbs 110z, and that is why Ross calls her little slurpee. (7/11, get it?) Here are a couple of pictures, I need to get home and sort through everything and there will be more.



12 comments:

Natalie said...

How exciting! Congratulations you guys! :)

Russell and Jillian said...

Congrats you two! (Three including Ethan) She's a cutie and I love the name Leah. Babies are precious!

Brian and Alicia said...

Congratulations Lauren! She is so cute and I am so happy that the labor went well for you. That is my concern for whenever I have my second. I love the name, it goes well with Ethan!

Jenna said...

Congrats Lauren!! She is beautiful. Hope things are going well.

Britany said...

yay!!!! how sweet! You guys are so lucky. Congratulations!

Kathleen said...

Congrats! She's very cute! I'm excited to meet her. I like Leah Jane. Good choice.

i like whispering too said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful! I like the name.

Nicole Coleman said...

Anna is excited that her friend arrived safely and I'm excited you got through labor and delivery without any crazy stories.

You let me know when you are ready to get together. Figuring that won't be for a few months but sooner is fine too. :)

Mikel said...

Congrats! She is beautiful! Can't believe you already have 2!

Leslie said...

Congrats! Oh I just want to squeeze her. I love the name Leah, yes more than Zelda since my vote counts after the fact and all. :) I am so glad her grand entrance into the world went so well, there's nothing like a semi-traumatic firstborn to pave the way for the next...Olivia was a piece of cake!
Hope you are drinking in those baby girl moments, there really is nothing like it.

Lonna said...

She is so darling. So now it is time to head home and hold her all the time. Well at least all the time when you are not chasing after Ethan.

Congrats!! And good luck.

Sarah Smith said...

Congratulations! She is so cute and looks just like your family. Oh, I had a question. I love all the cute stuff you made her. I have been wanting to make some onesies with a cute applique, but don't know if I can. I only have a zig zag stitch on my machine, is that what you used? Congrats again! Labor was defintely better for me the second time around too!