CLICK HERE FOR BLOGGER TEMPLATES AND MYSPACE LAYOUTS

Friday, October 16, 2009

Layla's Day

Welcome Layla Hope Montague!

Our baby girl joined our family on October 9 around 2:00 pm... after a way too long labor! She weighed 6'15 and was 19 1/2 inches. To me, she immediately looked similar to Jack. She has changed a lot since the hospital, so you can decide.

Who wants details? (if not, skip to the next picture!)
*started natural labor Thurs night at 11:30 - 12 days early
    *around 6 hours later my contractions stopped - what?!  (started oxytocin)
*a few hours after that, we learned that my water had not completely broken
*within an hour of re-breaking the water, Layla arrived - WHEW!
(total time in labor - 14 1/2 hours... no epidural)

Dan has used the word "cute" more than ever as we started getting ready to introduce a girl to our very blue/truck/sports-filled world. Even Josh has added it to his vocabulary. Layla will probably get anything she wants out of her softy-daddy!!

Because of the new policy of no kids at the hospital, Josh and Jack waited and waited to see their new sister. The first thing Josh did when he ran in the door was run to grab the stuff he knew was Layla's (toys, blankets, utensils, etc.) and showed them to her. Jack did the opposite of what I thought he'd do and wanted to just hold her and kiss her head! It was the sweetest thing ever, and I couldn't have been more proud as a mom. Holy cow, I have 3 kids!

This outfit was actually the one that Layla came home in, and was the very same that I wore as a newborn. It was from my Grandma Helen, who is not with us. She loved babies so much and I can even remember the unique way she would kiss their sweet cheeks. I always hoped that she would be able to meet my babies, but I know that she was probably right there to send them in to my arms. 

Here is our sweet Layla Hope. 
(maybe soon I will tell the story about why her middle name is Hope)









14 comments:

Emily said...

She's a beauty! I love the picture of your THREE kids together, it's great!

Aaron & Amy Norton said...

i don't know how you do natural birth----you go girl!!!

Heather B said...

Congrats, congrats! She's so darling!

Those two words still give me chills - no epidural.

Amanda said...

this post made my cry! She's so sweet and I love that you brought her home in the outfit from your Grandma. She does look like she's changed a lot! Now she just looks like "Layla"! It will be fun to watch her change and grow. Miss you guys. Hopefully the next two months go quickly!

Catherine said...

Way to go Linds! You are my hero! Congratulations on a beautiful daughter.

Bart and Michelle said...

She's beautiful! How are you adjusting to 3? What a cute family you have! Congrats!

Erin said...

Congratulations! She is so sweet.

Shanny said...

Oh, she's darling. Congrats!

Suzanne said...

I'm so happy for you! I love the expressions on the boys' faces when they are holding her. What a wonderful family!

Annie said...

Congratulations on a sweet baby girl!

Barb @ getupandplay said...

She is so beautiful! Congratulations! What a joy to have her here! I'm so glad the boys are adjusting well- how sweet are they? And no epidural (plus oxytocin!)!! You are amazing!!!

Alison said...

Awww, congrats Lindsey! She's beautiful. You have quite the family now! And wow - natural labor, that's impressive. I will not be in that same boat I'm sure. :) Enjoy your little girl!

Sabrina said...

Congratulations. She's beautiful. I hear natural labor with pitocin is nasty and do be in labor that long would be killer. You are one tough woman. I guess it's worth all the work when you see the result. I hope you are getting enough rest. Good luck adjusting to being out numbered by your children.

larriecampbell said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I bet Layla will have Dan wrapped around her little finger.