Sunday, November 21, 2010

She Has Arrived

We had our baby! Carly was born on Wednesday night. She is doing wonderfully and this was the best delivery yet! Her birth story is pretty uneventful (thankfully because we all know how Cody's went) but here it is for those interested. We arrived at the hospital at around 10:30 in the morning. We had a planned an induction since I'd had a c-section previously and her original due date was the 15th. Here's her before picture.
At around 11:30 in the morning, they broke my water and let things ride for a while. Things weren't picking up very quickly, so at 2:30 they gave me pitocin. It was going nicely until about 4:30 when they said, "Let's start getting you ready for your epidural" (meaning extra fluids beforehand), which is when contractions got really tough. An hour later, I got the epidural and was so happy I could have cried! I was so comfortable and could really enjoy the labor. At around 8:30, things really got started and she was born a few minutes later. She had the cord around her neck two times but the doctor safely unwrapped her and she was completely fine. My doctor was amazing and I was glad I could finally deliver with him. Our baby came out looking around with her brows furrowed as if she was confused as to where she was. She didn't cry that much and just kept looking around. Here are some pictures of her and us attempting a family photo which was very difficult.
Here is the famous car seat photo on our way home and some more photos of her. Do you think if we dress her up in more pink, she'll look more like a girl?

13 comments:

Aaron and Lindsey said...

You got your precious little girl! She is adorable! So glad to hear things went well. You were so tiny before you had her! That's how I look at about 6 months:) Congrats!

Jason said...

Congratulations. It is interesting to see a girl Vranes :)

Parrish Family said...

Glad all went well! She is such a cutie. Congrats on the sweet new addition to your family.

R and N said...

So cute! Congratulations! I didn't realize you were pregnant. She is beautiful. Take care. Natalie

Rachel O said...

I'm glad things went so well! She looks so tiny! I can't wait to hold her!

Jenna said...

Congratulations! She's a cutie and I love all her little smiles.

Ashley said...

Congratulations! She is adorable. I am glad the delivery went so well. Isn't it nice to be able to look back with more pleasant than miserable memories from labor? :)

Andrea Marie Photography said...

AWWW!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love that she was just looking around all confused after she came out. I'm so happy for you that you have a little angel to dress up all in pink!

Beka said...

Carly is adorable! Can't wait to meet her and hold her. We are grateful she is safely here and that labor and delivery went well.

Julie and Stephen Barnes said...

oh she is so so so so precious!!!! congrats!!

Kerstin Miller said...

Congratulations! I love her name! She is so adorable! She looks perfectly content in all of her pictures...she is even smiling in a few ! What a happy family!

Cheryl said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!!!

sara said...

love the photos! especially of lil landon (picking his nose? love it.) i can't wait to meet carly, my third niece! finally!