Monday, June 19, 2006

Bathing Beauty!

Ella had her first real bath now that her umbilical cord has fallen off.
(Or as Jon and Kate would say, her "unbiblical" cord.)
Abby enjoyed helping wash the baby.

Visit to the NC Great-Grandparents

We had a chance to visit with Jason's grandparents in Ayden, NC last week. It's always fun to show off a new baby to the proud great-grandparents.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Hello, all! Sorry this has taken so long. We came home from the hospital yesterday and things have calmed down now, so I actually have a minute of peace and quiet.
Now, for the story...
Wednesday morning, June 7th, I learned at my Dr. appointment that I was already 6 cm dilated. Fortunately, they agreed that there was no reason to keep waiting since I was already 2 days past the due date, so I headed over to the hospital to be induced. They broke my water around 11 or so and nothing happened. After several boring hours watching HGTV and Animal Planet, they finally gave me Pitocin to start contractions a little after 3:30. The pain didn't get bad until the end, and little Ella Jane was born at 5:17 pm, weighing 9 lbs. 15 oz! Her shoulders got stuck, so she has had some bruising, but she's a trooper. I didn't need any stitches, and I feel great. This time was much easier than Abby's delivery.

Ella is our little Indian Princess, with dark hair and dark/reddish skin. She must have inherited Jason's Cherokee blood as well as his hair!
Abby is enjoying being the little mommy and already loves to tell "Baby" what to do.
We'll post some more when we get a chance.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Ok, I'm finally able to post some pictures of Katelyn and Abby.
Our little princess!

Abby has already started borrowing Ella's clothes...she's wearing a newborn gown upside down like a tube top!

Katelyn just got her school pictures back.