Thursday, March 17, 2011

Guess Who Surprised Us?

I was scheduled for an induction next Monday, but she decided to arrive early!

Her big brother just loves her, despite the fake smile.  I was kind of surprised he is so enthralled with her.  He ran in the room and saw her for the first time, stopped and said: "Ohhh.....sweet baby!"
I thought he'd be indifferent, but I'm glad he is so excited.  This first time he held her, he kept staring at his hand then looking at hers, trying to wrap his mind around how tiny she is compared to him.  Pretty cute. 

  I was so happy she was just a little peanut, but still had some chub. 
We're both doing well, we're just stuck in the hospital for 48 hours because labor went too fast (2.5 hours) and she didn't get the full antibiotics before she was born for the strep B I have. 
I actually felt bad because we got to the hospital yesterday at 6am and I was 8 cm, so the nursing staff were all running around trying to get things ready and she was born in a little over an hour.  I never thought I'd actually go into labor, and had no idea it would all progress so fast.  But I have to say I didn't mind!

We're so excited to have Baby Ellie here safe and healthy and have just been loving those chubba cheeks.
So I obviously won't be posting any new projects any time soon...she's probably my best creation anyway (along with my boy too) :)

The crazy thing is my sister-in-law also had her baby yesterday.  Both of us had the same due date for next Tues, and we both delivered 6 days early.  So these two cousins share a birthday.  Wild!

72 comments:

elise said...

so awesome! she is absolutely beautiful and i'm so glad that labor was quick for you! those cheeks are so kissable! my cousin and i have the same birthday too:O)

Sandra said...

Beautiful!

EatingMyWayThruLife said...

Congrats to you and your family and look at you already posting to the blog! You are a better woman then I. Take care of that sweet baby, she's adorable and it looks like big brother is going to be a big help.

Good luck!

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

Congratulations!

Heldin des Chaos said...

Wonderful! All the best wishes for your family! She looks beautyful and you look realy great too!

Margaret said...

Congratulations!

amber said...

she is precious!! congrats :) and how special to have a cousin with the same excact birthday!

Genevieve said...

congrats!! she is a doll!!

dub.club said...

Congrats! Lovely news x

Rachel said...

How exciting. Congrats to you and your family!

Deb said...

I love her name...congrats to you and hubby and big brother!! She is gorgeous...just like her Momma!!!

Kristol Faucheux said...

Congratulations Jessica, to you and your sister-in-law. She is beautiful!! Love the name.

Connie the crafterbug said...

Congratulations! She is gorgeous,i am glad everything went well. Thanks for answering my question about the dress too.

Chris said...

Felicidades! Look at those curls, and the cheeks! So happy you are all well. What a great way to get labor over quick. :)
Get lots of rest and enjoy that wonderful fresh from Heaven baby.

Camille said...

Congratulations!

Also, I hate you for how cute you look after labor. Just kidding (mostly). :)

Danielle Bartran said...

Congratulations! And to have a niece on the same day, completely amazing!

Rick and Kori said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you! I can't believe you had her so fast! Was your other delivery like that? She looks like a Kelly to me! Have so much fun with her!

Amie said...

YAY!! How awesome! Congrats and she is beautiful. I'm so glad everyone is healthy. Too cool about the cousin!

Emily said...

congratulations! She is gorgeous! And i absolutely love her name!!

Kellie said...

Congrats, she is just gorgeous! My 2nd and 3rd babies came fast and furious also, I have to say I LOVE fast labors :) Looks like you are all doing well, enjoy your new little one!

hammonsm said...

Congrats! She is beautiful! One of my cousins and I shared a birthday, only he was 4 yrs older than I. It is pretty cool! Little girls are wonderful! I have 3 grown daughters and 6 grand daughters...ages 19,6,4,3,3, & 8mo!
Enjoy her & your son and the time off! I really enjoy your site!
Mary Hammons

Erin said...

what a lovely surprise!! Ellie is just beautiful! I can't believe how much hair she has. Congratulations!!

Kristin said...

Beautiful! Congrats on your new bundle of joy

Kath said...

Congratulations!! She is just precious!! How nice that big brother is loving his new baby, too. So sweet!! Can't wait to see pics of Ellie is her new dresses made by Mama!! ENJOY every precious moment - they grow all too fast.

Rachel said...

Congratulations! Nothing is so special as a newborn baby!

MeenyMoe said...

Congratulations!! She is gorgeous, of course! :) Good thing you are a very organized and prepared Mommy. All those wonderful projects you have been doing/making these past weeks paid off with the early arrival, eh? Take care of yourself and get some much needed rest while at the hospital (Ha!! impossible...right?). - Karen

Shauna@shwinandshwin said...

Congrats!!! She is so cute!

Karrie said...

Congrats! She's beautiful.

And I love a fast labour! hehe

PinkGranny said...

Oh I think she is so precious! I love the picture with big brother too. What a surprise and blessing that she is here now...and to share a birthday with her cousin, how fun.

Congratulations radiant young mom.

wendeerosella said...

Congrats on the beautiful baby girl! Rest easy and good luck with these exciting and exhausting newborn weeks! :)

Lorrie said...

Congratulations to all of you. There's nothing sweeter than a new baby. The photo of you with your two children is gorgeous.
Take time to rest and enjoy!

Kalleen at Second Street said...

Congrats Jess. She is beautiful and You look amazing. I'm so glad everything went so well. I'm glad to hear you are taking a break. You've been killing me with all the amazing projects you've been posting. I sit on my butt and do nothing when I'm pregnant.
I'm so happy for you.
Kalleen

Emily said...

Congratulations! She's so pretty!! :)

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
She's beautiful and she shares my birthday!

Jo (@ boogaloo) said...

That's incredible about the same birthdays! Congratulations!

Kelli said...

Congratulations! What a fun surprise. She is gorgeous!

Val said...

Oh well done! and Congratulations :0)

Congratulations to her Big Brother too :0)

El Sotaescala said...

Congratulations Jessica. I wish you much happiness, love and health for your family
Roser

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Congrats Jess!!! :) I was just thinking I had not seen an email from you...now I know why! :)

María Isabel said...

Congrats from Chile. Glad to know everything went so well. It's a cute little princess.

I wish you the best. God bless you all.

María Isabel

Sarah said...

so cute! Congrats. Those cousins were destined to come together!

Lena said...

That is just lovely!!
All the best for you and I wish you lots of sleep over the next few months (or years).

julie said...

Yay! I can't wait to see pictures of her in all her beautiful homemade clothes!

Larissa said...

She is LOVELY. SO excited for you. I am glad you are taking a much deserved break to just sit and snuggle that baby.

Just Another Day in Paradise

Maja said...

congratulation!!! She is very adorable ♥

Tricia said...

I'm so happy for you. Enjoy your time in the hospital. It's nice to have someone watch after you both.

Heidi said...

Congratulations! She is adorable. It's been fun seeing all the cute projects and tutorials you've done lately. Enjoy spending time with your precious baby.

Evelene S said...

Congratulations to your whole family.

Jane Doe said...

Congratulations to your new little girl. Glad everything went so quickly and both of you are well.
She is beautiful and looking healthy!!
Enjoy! i can hardly wait to see pics of Ellie with all the cute little outfits you created for her.
Jane

Stephanie Murphy said...

What a beautiful little baby! Look forward to you getting back to some amazing blog posts with the added bundle of joy.

www.beingsmurphy.blogspot.com

Faith Pray said...

Congratulations on your new baby bundle! Blessings on your fam and this awesome transition!

jaenell said...

Congratulations! You have a beautiful family :]

The Thiessens said...

Oh she's beautiful....and how exciting a birthday with her cousin. There's a lucky grandma in the mix too I'm sure!

The Thiessens said...

I meant to say "to share a birthday with her cousin"

SherriBenson1 said...

Beautiful! Congrats and wow you have a handsome young man to help you!

brickstory said...

Congrats Jess!! Perhaps she sensed that you had completed so many darn cute outfits for her that she needed to get out and wear them!

Pam said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl. Her big brother has a lot to be proud of. He is a cutie too!!!! Glad to hear that you are both doing well.

rebecca said...

You definitely make beautiful babies!!!! Congratulations!!!! What a nice surprise.

Tanya said...

Aww, congratulations! She's adorable. Love that you have her in hair ribbons already!

Fluffy said...

She is beautiful, Congratulations to you all Hugs Tracee x

Bolo heads said...

They were holding hands on their way down from heaven. Too cute.

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful! It's so sweet to hear how her big brother already loves her so much <3 and absolutely amazing about the cousins sharing a birthday - too perfect! :D xx

youresomartha said...

congrats, she's such a cutie. can't wait to see her wearing all her adorable clothes!

woowhokids said...

o happy day! new babies bring me joy and the sting of happy tears. i'm thrilled for your new bundle. may ellie live a life blessed with light.

Kim U said...

Congratulations!

Eleanor Rae said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new baby! Just found your blog and am now your newest follower! I think you've chosen a gorgeous name for her too! xxx

The author said...

Congratulations! She is precious!

R- said...

Congratulations! Best wishes! She is so beautiful! (And fantastic on the short delivery!)

shelly said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!!!

Katherine said...

Oh she's so beautiful, Jess! Congrats! I can't wait to meet her.

Cheryl G. said...

What a great surprise!
She is absolutely beautiful!
Congratulations!

Mare said...

Congrats! She is just precious.
My sis and I had twin cousins too. I was due Dec 28th and she was due Jan 30th. We both had them Jan 14th. And now they are 28 years old.

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