Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Ally's First Days

Here are a bunch of pictures from Ally's first few days

I love this gown my mom and I did together. It was just a plain white gown and I added the embroidery and my mom made and attached the ribbon. So sweet!!

Her nice tan came from being a little jaundiced. Her eyes got pretty yellow but fortunately she never needed any treatment.

Adam has been so great with her. He is such a sweetheart!

Andrew loves his sister! He's pretty attached to his mama so he had a hard time only seeing me in the hospital and not being able to climb all on me since I was so sore. I sure missed my boys too!

The boys and their awesome babysitter Brittany. She brought them up for a visit on Friday.

Getting to snuggle with my girl in the hospital while I recovered was just amazing!! I've cherished every moment together!

Adam used to put his hands on his face just like this. I love it!

Pink Overload! I still can't believe I have a daughter! Such a blast!

The nurses said she was the best dressed baby in the nursery with all her monogrammed accessories ;-). Having access to an embroidery machine is so fun!

I still can't believe I gave birth to a healthy 7 lb 1 oz baby!! What a dream come true!!

This experience has been SO healing for me, I can't even explain it! It was so hard being on the sidelines and not really feeling like a mom after the boys were born. This time around being able to bond so intimately from the start plus getting to nurse Ally has been awesome. God is SO good.


Sarah Pope said...

I'm so glad that it was such a good experience and that Ally is a healthy little girl. I'm also glad to hear that it was healing for you. I hope one day, we can follow in your footsteps with a healthy, full-termer! Congrats again!

Erica said...

YEA!! She is gorgeous..been trying to comment but my phone won't let me. So happy she is here and healthy..a true blessing!!!

Lynn said...

I forgot about that problem! Coming home in pain to kids who want nothing more than to climb up in your lap or running up to you and wanting a big hug! But you're getting better every day and it's all good!
Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers!
Psalms 61:1-4 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
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Todd and Randi said...

I know exactly that feeling you speak of. It truly is overwhelming and I thank God I got to experience it with Ridley. What a blessing! Praying for an easy transition to a family of five.

B, E and C's Mommy said...

Healing is a precious gift from Him isn't it...there is no better feeling that being at peace. Cullen brought that to me as well. I got chills when I read your words. I am so thrilled for you!

Lynn said...

Praying so very hard in Seattle!
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
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