Thursday, August 16, 2012

Forty Weeks

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Well, I'm not still pregnant! Amazing, right?

Ivy
I'll write up the details of Ivy's birth story soon. In the meantime, the very, VERY abbreviated version is: we had a beautiful home birth where the baby came out, but the placenta did not.

Our midwives were beyond fantastic. Ivy was perfectly healthy and safe the whole time, but I had to spend two nights in the hospital. Fortunately, the baby was able to stay with me almost the entire time. I'm recovering surprisingly well, and I feel almost normal today.

We're all at home now—as a family of FOUR!!!—and absolutely head-over-heels in love with our little girl.
Forty Weeks
Ivy
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18 comments:

Becca said...

What a beauty! Great job, mama! Very excited to read the birth story!

Allison the Meep said...

Oh my goodness. She is so beautiful. Those tiny feet curled up in the 3rd picture are (almost) enough to make me want another baby.

I don't know how you are able to look so pretty right after giving birth, but you are radiant.

xoxo

Lea said...

Hugs to the new family!! Anxiously awaiting for the birth story! Try to get some rest! :-)

MOMSICLE VIBE said...

She is so lovely. So glad you are healing up and soaking up the first moments with your girl and growing family!! Congratulations :)

Paige said...

I've often thought that checking into the hospital after the birth was the way to do... some one to wait on you hand and foot, bring you meals, lactation consultants at the ready... Though I know it's not what you planned, at least you got the best part of both experiances!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful, squishy baby girl! I can't wait to read her birth story! Congrats again!

Bethany said...

She is perfect! Congrats!

Candace said...

Absolutely gorgeous mama! Great job! Feel better!

Gabrielle said...

She's beautiful. So glad you and Ivy are safe and well, and I'm looking forward to reading all about it! I'm hoping I am even half as composed as you are, when my little guy comes in a few weeks.

Congrats, Mama of two!

veggiejess said...

Congratulations! I love her name and she is so beautiful. I've loved following your journey and can't wait to read her birth story.

Liliana said...

EEEEEEKKKKKK!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy to hear this news. She's so beautiful! Looking forward to hearing more about this sweet little Ivy. PS- I adore her name.

jenifer said...

She is beautiful and you look radiant post-partum! Congratulations to you and your family. Can't wait to hear about the birth story. I have an 8 yr old boy and I will be having a little girl this November. Can't wait!!!!

theveganinme said...

What a beautiful place to be at forty weeks! Congratulations!

Sara said...

Such a sweet little girl. I'm so glad to hear you're all home and settling in as a family of four. It's so wild to me how you're pregnant and then *boom* there's baby and you aren't any longer. My sister just went through ti all on Thursday and it still just totally blows my mind. So happy for you four.

Rebecca said...

congratulations! you look so lovely, and little Ivy is precious! i love her name. i am expecting twins in September...keep us posted on the new family of 4 :o)

Mia said...

I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to hear all about the beautiful Ivy.

Mama Smith said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations- hurray!!

I was just thinking about your blog and wondering if you'd had your baby and look it's been a week. For some reason your posts weren't showing up in my feed... Now I have to catch up :)

Jennifer Shafer said...

Congratulations! She's lovely.