Tuesday, March 24, 2009

She's here!


Our sweet baby girl is here! She came right on her due date. I wonder if that means she's going to be a time-keeping rule-follower. =)
We got here about 4:30am and Kate was born at 1:34pm. She weighed in at 7lbs, 12 ounces and is 21.5 inches long.

Funny story: As we getting her all ready to come out, a few of us made guesses on how big she was going to be. Randomly I guessed 7/12, just to throw something out there. And sure enough!

She is a healthy, wiggly little one. Her face gets really serious when she sleeps and she likes to be swaddled tight. It's amazing that she's ours! In some ways we can't believe it's true, and in other ways it just seems so normal for her to be with us. She's a good eater, but she does not like to be woken up and she will let you know! Kate has a good cry but doesn't voice it too often. She has been very content so far.

I'm feeling pretty good. Really the whole thing seemed a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I know recovery will take some time, but none of that seems to matter now that she's here. I should be terribly exhausted at this point, but I'm only a little tired. Josh has been wonderful and has stayed here with me the whole time. It is such a blessing to get to do this together. It's so cool to watch him walking around the room with his little girl on his arm. Can't wait for many more such moments.

As you can imagine, many pictures were taken. These are just a few that ended up on our camera. I'll get others from the family and we'll post more later, of course.

Thank you for all your prayers. We are one happy, blessed family.

10 comments:

Joe, Ash and Hank said...

oh my goodness! i'm am just crying...my babies had a baby! praise the Lord- we're so thrilled!!!!

Beth Anne said...

Sarah, she is just beautiful. Praise the Lord for his blessing.

Ashley McWhorter said...

YAY!!!!!!! Oh my goodness, she is so precious!!! She could not be any cuter. I wish we lived closer to one another so she and Cash could have play dates. :) Oh, and I showed your pics to Conn and he just said that it isn't right that all of "his babies" are having babies. :) Please let me know if I can help in anyway. This being my 3rd time around, you can pretty much guarantee that I have been through it ALL or at least heard about it. Cash and I are up at all hours of the night and are usually on line at some point during that time. Please email me. I am always here. Love you, girl!!! :)

Kristie said...

She's beautiful! What an amazing picture of God's goodness and faithfulness to His children!

Melody said...

Congratulations, Josh and Sarah! She is beautiful and you both look so incredibly happy. Give Kate a kiss from Ryleigh!

Shell & Mike said...

Congrats Sarah & Josh. She is beautiful and I am so thankful all went well. God bless the three of you.

justin & angela said...

So precious! Isn't adrenaline amazing! Your body just went through some pretty crazy stuff, yet none of that seems to matter when holding your baby girl!
Rejoicing in God's amazing perfection!

Tory said...

Congratulations Sarah and Josh!!! She is so beautiful! I am so happy for you guys!

Brittany said...

YAY! She is so beautiful! I know we haven't talked in a while, but I check your blog almost every day and we have been praying for ya'll and baby Kate! She is so beautiful! Love and miss ya'll. Matt and Brittany White

Dressed-Up Dots said...

All our love and congratulations!!!!