Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Meet Evalynn Grace

Taken the morning of the 31st, before heading in for the ultrasound

My due date was January 6th, but after an ultrasound on December 31st to check my amniotic fluid levels, my Doctor thought it best to get the labor process started so I was admitted then and there....ha....not exactly the way I saw my New Years going or labor for that matter. I was induced around 2pm and started getting regular contractions by evening. Jon and I spent New Years watching fireworks from our hospital room window and trying to get as much rest as possible. It was an unforgettable night! Labor continued nicely and the results are in the pictures above. Thankfully, after over 24 hours or stage one labor, I only had to go through 11 minutes of pushing to welcome my little girl. What an incredible process childbirth is!!!

Gosh, how time flies when you're taking care of a newborn. Our little Evalynn Grace arrived January 1st at 8:01pm. Coming in at 6lbs 11 ounces, she's a beauty and we are so thankful for her. We've spent the last few weeks getting to know one another, feeding, crying, snuggling, trying to's been a life changing 20 days. She's awesome, even when she's crying uncontrollably at 3:00am, and I thank God for giving me such a amazing, humbling, beautiful gift to care for and love.

Happy New Year everyone:)


Casey said...

Hi April and Welcome Evalynn! Congratulations and love to all.

If you need any new baby advice or ideas just reach out. Anna was colicky for 4 mos. and I needed a lot of support to make it through smiling.

Enjoy your new daughter and all the wonderful parts of being a mom.


norman said...

A beautiful baby with a beautiful name. Congratulations to you and Jon!

jaime said...

Cheers April! Eva is darling and you look fabulous! I am so happy for you and can't wait to watch her grow!Congratualtions to you and Jon! ...and thanks for the update!

Choco Girl said...

congratulations! Welcome into the world Evalynn! You have a great mommy and daddy!