Monday, October 18, 2010

Introducing the REAL Newest Member of Our Family!


Welcome to the world Isobel Emily P-S!! Isobel arrived at 4:58 p.m. on 10/17/10 (this past Sunday) rather unexpectedly.  She weighed 5 lbs, 13 oz, and is 19 inches long.  Because she's so petite, everyone's calling her "Peanut." She's the talk of the nursery because she's so cute!

I had been feeling decreased fetal movement the day before and called my midwife, who told me to go in for a non-stress test around lunchtime Sunday.  Little did we know that we'd have a baby by 4:58 p.m.!  Because there was less fetal movement and the heart rate showed less activity, that a cesarean section was necessary. I was not dilated.  Everything pointed to the fact that she wasn't very happy inside anymore, and had to come out soon.

Susan was by my side all the time, and was a champion!  We're glad Isobel came out and didn't have to be in distress.  She's a good little breastfeeder and has a lot of courage.

We're completely in love with our little Isobel. She's gorgeous!  We can't believe we get to take her home!   I have since been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, and was on magnesium for a day, and had high blood pressure, but it's being resolved.

We'll be at the hospital until Thursday and will be going home to some undone chores!

48 comments:

Pufferfish said...

Oh wow! What a surprise! She's gorgeous!! Congrats.

kate said...

OMG!! She is precious! Welcome to the world, Isobel!!
Congrats to the proud mamas!!!

anofferingoflove said...

Wow!!!!!!!! Congratulations mamas and welcome Isobel! She is beautiful!! Enjoy that sweet baby girl and update us soon, I can't wait to read more!! :-)

insertmetaphor said...

Congratulations again, my friend. I am so thrilled you all are safe and happy. Isobel is perfect.

luckyduck said...

She is beautiful! Congrats to the new family!

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

Yay! Welcome Isobel!! And who cares about undone chores! ;)

jenicini said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations mama! Our kiddos were so close in weight (mine two ounces more but another inch too). They are like little peanuts. :) I'm so glad to hear she is a good breast-feeder already! Yay!

cindyhoo2 said...

Omg!!!! So cute. Which one of my boys shall we arrange to marry Isobel?

Congrats mamas.

babyinterrupted said...

Yay, yay, yay!! Congratulations and a million best wishes to all of you - happy new family life together!

Isa said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! She looks perfect!

victoria said...

OMG OMG O.M.G.!

Indeed, welcome to the world Isobel! We've been waiting for you.

Congrats to all of you and let us know how you are (and more about the events leading up to birth if you feel like it).

Illanare said...

She is gorgeous! Congratulations to all three of you.
And we need more photos!

Fran said...

She is perfect!! I couldn't hold back tears when I read it!! Well done to you for being so aware of your baby and prevent her any distress (I'm already watching out for movements patterns etc as I'm obsessed!!) It must have been quite of a shock I imagine, but what a fantastic joy!! So thrilled for you my friend. Fran

glamcookie said...

She is so beautiful! Congratulations!

-C- said...

congrats, Tiregal! She's beautiful. Sorry you had to have a C section. How do you feel?

Melissa said...

She's beautiful!! Congratulations!

Schroedinger said...

She's fantastic-- congratulations. What a surprise for everyone!! Thank goodness you were ion tune with her enough to sense there was an issue.

tbean said...

Oh Tgal--a million congrats! See! She is here and she is REAL and she is YOURS! I'm all verklempt thinking of you three. Hope the pre-e is under control and you are settling in as a new family of three. Hugs and kisses!

Dreams and False Alarms said...

Welcome little Isobel! Whew! I'm so glad that it all turned out so well. Good going Mama!

AplusB said...

SO so so so beautiful! Congratulations!

Mommy and Mamita said...

Congrats!!! She is really good looking little girl. I hope you have an easy recovery. Can't wait to hear more.

Trinity said...

EEeeeeeEEEeee! She's a stunner! :) So, so overjoyed for you guys! Hope your recovery goes well...be gentle and patient with yourself, Mama!

YAY! CONGRATS! :)

Kristen said...

Congrats!!! She is soooooo cute! She looks perfect! WAy to go!

Lizzie said...

Congrats! Gorgeous!!

RDR said...

Lovely, congrats!

Carrie and MJ said...

YAY!!! YAY!!! YAY!! Congratulations - she is absolutely beautiful. We're so glad all is well and healthy with Isobel - enjoy every moment.

This must mean we are next!!!

Movie Gyrl said...

She is so cute!! Welcome to the world Isobel!!! CONGRATS to both of you on your new bundle of joy!!! Wow you got to have your little girl as such a wonderful surprise. Thank you so much for updating all of us in blogland.

Chris said...

She is adorable!!! Congratulations!

rebecca said...

Oh dear friends congratulations!!!! She is such an incredibly beautiful baby, so happy for you guys. Soak up the joy of these amazing first memories together!

Mo and Will said...

Oh!!! Congratulations! So glad she is here safe and sound.

Mo

Suzy said...

Oh bless, she is just perfect. Your story brought tears to my eyes, I am so glad they got her out safe and sound. xxxxxx

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

justine said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!

eep6 said...

congratulations!!! what a darling! so glad you are both well - pre-E being nothing to mess with.

annacyclopedia said...

Congratulations! She is a beautiful little babe!

sonja said...

Congratulations!! She is just gorgeous!! =)

mekate said...

Oh TireeGal! She is Just totally beautiful beyond words.
welcome little one! oh my goodness,
I hope you heal quickly and just so happy you are all ok.

love,
Kate

Rachel said...

congrats! she is beautiful!!!

MAJ Bryen said...

what a lovely surprise, she's gorgeous and looks fabulous! Hate that pre-E and mag, what a pain. I'm so glad all is well for you. Best wishes to your beautiful family!

Journey Girl said...

My gosh, she is Cutie McCuterson!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so happy for you both!! Enjoy every precious moment!!

Laurie said...

Here from LFCA...what a perfectly beautiful little girl! Congratulations!!

Kairos said...

Congratulations! Welcome Isobel!

Rachel said...

She is adorable and I'm so happy you are all doing well!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my -- congratulations a million times and what a beautiful, beautiful baby girl. 17 Oct. is my mother's birthday, an auspicious day, I hope. The early days can be so hectic as you move through them and are so special in retrospect -- I hope you can breath and enjoy them. Very, very best,
Elizabeth

Baby Mama, Too said...

Congratulations on your new arrival! I am that far behind in reading that I have just read your announcement!

ifcrossroads.com said...

Many, many congratulations on your little peanut!
LFCA

Celia said...

Yay! So excited for you!

donna bean said...

oh wow! missed this. Many many congratulations to you both.