Monday, August 21, 2006

Presenting Abby

Breathe the sweet air. I have finally gone back on-line. I have been saying, maybe tomorrow I will for the past 2 weeks. I have spent the past 3 days empting out my e-mail from the past 5 weeks.

Abigail Rose was born July 24, 2006 at 10:21 AM.
She was 8 lbs 12 oz and 20 in long.
She had a full head of dark hair and strong lungs.

I had just given up on going into labor before the 26th, when I woke up with contractions at 4 am. At 8:30 we got to the hospital. The cerclage held perfectly and I was not dialated, but I was completely effaced. At that point my contractions were less then 2 minutes apart and strong. So they had to give me something to stop labor. The C-section went without a hitch. I don't have any complaints about it at all.

It seems like a million years ago now. Mark has adjusted perfectly. He loves being the big brother. He is always trying to hug and kiss the baby, only just a little too hard. Life is not as hard as I thought it would be. I have adjusted as well. Well, for the most part. Daily life is finding it's routine. We even have been going to Story Time every Monday.

Abby is really a good baby, just like Mark was. I was so affraid that she was going to be a terror, but she is very good. I am very pleased. Gabriel and I joke that we should quit while we are ahead...

More pics too come. I had picked out 20 or so to put on my Photobucket account for you all, but something happened durring uploading. I will try again.

PS. I can't tell you all have touched I am that everyone is still visting and commenting. I expected to have lost most of my readers and to have to build up my blog all over again. But you guys rock. I openned my e-mail and I had 15 just thinking of you messages for me. Thank you so much.


chelle said...

awww she is so adorable!!! Congrats!!! Glad everyone is doing so well!

Damselfly said...

Yay! Congratulations! The photo of you and Abby is so cute.

Momma Bee said...

Yay! Welcome Abby!!

So glad to hear from you Steph -- and you sound so great. I'm impressed! I love that photo of the two of you. You look fabulous!

Momma Bee said...

Oh, I forgot -- you should try flickr out! I'll send you an invite to try it -- I like it so much more than Photobucket!

Iccle Anne said...

So pleased to see Abby and know you are ok. Glad to hear things are going well.

Mammawannabe said...

She's beautiful!!! I can't believe that picture of the two of you - you don't look at all like you just had a baby!!! Congratulations!!!

Fidget said...

Welcome Abby!!!

Marz said...

Yeah!!! You're back!!! I missed you.
Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!! Welcome home Abby!
She really is a doll. Can't wait to see more pics.
Glad life is adjusting well & I totally know what you mean about "terror child". That's also my biggest fear.
I hope you don't stay away too long & keep us posted on your life.
Glad you're back.

sunshine scribe said...

We've missed you! CONGRATULATIONS and welcome sweet baby Abby. Such an adorable photo! Enjoy every minute :)

Leigh said...

Aww, great pictures of you and little Ms. Abby. Congratulations to you and the family!

I second the vote for Flickr for your pictures : )

tAnYeTTa said...

She's waving to all of us. How cute is that. ;)

There's no way you would have to build up your list of friends, we're all here for you. The beauty of it all is, we know we're all busy and have our families but, we're always supportive ofeach other.

Melany aka Supermom said...

I'm SO happy for you. She's just gorgeous. Congratulations. And welcome back to the blogging world