Thursday, May 14, 2009

Glimpse of Heaven

On our way!!

The Lamb and the Lion

Chillin' with daddy

We're parents!!

Proud Grandma Judy

Our darling Bells.

Our Bella love.


Before I get into the exciting hospital details, I just need to say one thing. Wow.

Ok, fine...I need to say a few more things...

When I look at Bella, it's literally like a glimpse of heaven. I look at her and feel so much love that it's overwhelming!! I really didn't know it was possible to love someone this intensely! I feel on top of the world. Ty and I have never known such joy until she came into our lives and we are enjoying every minute!!

As for the hospital experience, I had a great one! Awesome nurses, awesome epidural, and a few laughs here and there. Here's the breakdown of events:

600pm - admitted and began induction with cerbidil

700am - officially began induction with pitocin
800am - got epidural (yipeeeee)
130pm - dialated to a 5
300pm - dialated to a 10
500pm - started pushing
530pm - Bella arrived!!!

My legs were so numb from the epidural that after my doctor delivered Bella, one of my legs sort of slipped out of the stirrup and as the doctor was bending down, landed right on his head! I will never forget the look of surprise on his face as he slowly stood up, glasses crooked and halfway down his face, and his hospital hat covering his eyes - I wasn't sure if I should apologize for my clumsy, numb leg, or just laugh! It was memorable to say the least.

Bella is doing so well!! She latched right on and is a great eater! She burps like a man and everything she does make us ga-ga. The first night home we weren't exactly sure what we were doing, so we were pretty exhausted the next day. Last night was much better though. We got some tips on what might help and we actually slept a few consecutive hours!! Yipee!!

My mom went home this morning...She has been the biggest help these past 10 days!!! I will miss her and can't wait to have her back next month!! Thank you so much mom! Ty and I are so grateful for you!! :0)

We are so happy! We love our little Bella!


  1. I'm so happy for you I could cry. Tell Ty sorry for all the annoying comments on Facebook... I was too excited for you guys. :D

  2. COngrats Em and Ty! She is so beauitful! Cherish every moment...even the not so fun ones....time flys by way too fast once you have a baby. She is so beautiful! Congrats again!

  3. She is beautiful!! Congratulations I was thinking about you all day on Monday and hoping everything went well!! I'm so glad it did! She looks like Ty so far but that all changes so much in the first year. She is gorgeous!!

  4. WAHOOOOOO!!!!! I need to come meet this little Bella. She is beautiful! I love your leg story. That's classic. Congratulations you two!

  5. she is absolutely beautiful!!! so happy for y'all. sorry your mom had to leave so soon but at least she's able to just hop on a plane when she wants/can to come's wonderful to have parents who are willing to fly across the country at the drop of a hat to help their children when needed!!! i love you guys

  6. Wow! Congratulations!!! I'm so glad you had a good experience! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help! :)

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  8. Congratulations! She's beautiful!!! It just keeps getting better. :)

  9. Congrats you guys! Little girls do make you all ga-ga but it's okay. I am glad to hear everything went well and she arrived healthy.

  10. She is darling and you look great. How exciting! I am glad your hospital experience was a good one and that your liitle daughter is successfully here after a nice long wait.

  11. Congrats! That is so neat that Bella and Connor share a birthday! Connor was born at 5:14 p.m. in 2007. What are the chances! Sure happy for you both.



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