Sunday, October 4, 2009

Update on Olivia Kate

Hi! Things are finally starting to settle down a bit around here. I figured I would stop in and let you guys know how we're doing.

Obviously, Miss Olivia finally decided to make her debut. While we all had decided that she would be an October baby, she decided to prove us wrong and show up in September. Save the best for last, right?

Here is a quick run down on the facts...She was born by c-section on Wednesday September 30 at 7:44pm. She weighed 9lbs. 2oz., was 20.5 inches long, and came out fighting. She is long and lean and built just like her daddy. The pediatrician gave us the report that she was a perfect, healthy baby girl. Since I was doing so well, Friday morning we were giving the option to go home or stay one more night. Even though staying at the hospital is so fun, we decided to go home and have had her home since a little before lunch time on Friday.

I am doing quite well after the c-section. I was given the advice by a good friend that the best thing to do after a c-section is to get up and move. I can tell you that I have took that advice to heart and the next morning, I was up walking around. I can tell you it has made the world of difference. I honestly feel 100 times better than I expected I ever would (of course with the help of some pain medications). My doctor told me Friday, I was doing better than most of her vaginal patients. Don't worry, I am getting my rest, but I feel better when I am up and moving.

Olivia is (so far) a great baby. She only cry's when she is wet or hungry. I usually only have to get up with her twice throughout the night. Knock on wood...I honestly thought it would be harder than it has been. She is making it very easy for us. Of course, she is already spoiled rotten. We're still trying to decide who she looks like and laughing at the little quirks that she gets from either David or I. Of course to us, she is absolutely perfect and we're madly in love with her. I can say that I now get it and people are right, you truly don't understand until you have one of your own. Oh, and of course like expected, she already has her daddy wrapped around her finger.

I'll post within the next few days the "birth story" and what all lead to her arrival that night. Thanks for all the well wishes! I am collecting pictures from the hospital stay from others. Here are a few that we've taken since being home.




10 comments:

Sheena said...

She is adorable Amber! Olivia and Cruz will be best buddies! So excited she is finally home and the craziness is all over for you guys...well maybe not all over! I can't wait to not be pregnant with you!

Jen said...

She is just PRECIOUS Amber!!! It's true...you never realize how much you can love one little person until you have your first baby. I am so glad the c-section went well and that you are all home, healthy and happy. Keep the pics coming my dear! Congrats again!

Melissa said...

Congratulations there! You have a beautiful baby girl and also a beautiful blog...take it slow and cherish your little one!

The Benefields said...

can't wait to snuggle her again! She is just too cute

Elizabeth said...

She's beautiful, Amber!! I think I have looked at the FB pictures of Olivia a million and one times!! Can't wait to hold her!!

Tristan said...

CONGRATS!! She is beautiful!!

mrs.leah.maria said...

Seriously, she is beyond ridiculously beautiful!

The Benefields said...

I am going to need you to post some more pictures of this little peanut before I have to come see her myself!

Kameron said...

Ahh, I sware I commented on this post! My Blackberry sucks! You look tired and happy, exactly what new mommies ate supposed to look like! I hope her great sleeping keeps up and can't wait to see even more pictures of her. I am going to email you some pictures of the dresses I made so you can pick one. I made one with you in mind, but ended up making 5 in the 3-6 month size. :o)I figure we have a little time before she can wear it anyway!

Becky said...

She is ADORABLE!! Cuteness overload really...just precious! I am so glad you are settling into a routine and things are going well :)