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Thursday, September 9, 2010

She is HERE!!

Audrey Elizabeth made her grand entrance this morning at 11:14 a.m. She was 7 lb 3.5 oz & 19 3/4 in. long. I woke up at 4:30 this morning with contractions 5 minutes apart and knew it was time to call the midwife. We met her at the birth center at 6 a.m. and things moved right along.
We LOVED our midwife, nurse and everything about the birth center. It was completely relaxing and an amazing experience from start to finish. My water had broke at home and I was 6 cm when I got to the center. I had a nice big bed to sprawl out on and relax in. Brock was awesome (of course) and did a great job of helping me with whatever was needed.
I pushed for 13 minutes, 3 pushes and she was born. My mom and Madison came in just before pushing and got to see her be born. My mom has been able to witness the birth of 22 of her 27 grand children! Madison LOVED being a part of the birth of her sister and did great.
She was so amazingly alert for just being born. This is what she looked like the minute they put her up on me!
Not sure what was so funny - I suppose this was my first laugh in some time :-)

We feel completely blessed to have a healthy, beautiful baby and to have joyfully experienced the amazing aspects of the birth process. God is so good!


Coriander said...

So good to have sweet Audrey here! She is beautiful and so alert! Great pics. Thanks for the speedy post. Glad it went well. God is good!

Laura said...

Awesome pic and boy your speedy :) she is beautiful, didn't I tell you it was a girl heheh. She sure look like Hannah to me, so cute. We should do a collage(sp) of mom with babies she has the exact same facial expression in all her pics like that hehe funny

Janelle said...

Congratulations Amber! Sounds like you were gifted with a wonderful birth experience! Hello and hugs to your Mom... so glad she can be with you! What a beautiful, bright-eyed baby!

Karmen said...

Agreed with Laura on pictures of mom. haha too funny. I love the pictures and yes I think she looks like Hannah! so cute, and Audrey is the cutest name!

Greta Marie said...

Audrey is Beautiful! So neat that Madison and your mom got to be there, too. Pretty cool experience for Madison. It sounds like it all moved along pretty quickly, too, which I am happy about for your sake. :)
p.s. I am ULTRA impressed at your updating the blog right after having a baby!!