Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy Birthday!

It's a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!

Eliza Caroline was born on 12/31/2009 at 7:11am after a whopping 49 hours of labor. She weighed in at 8.1lbs and 20in long.

I can't believe I am a mommy to a precious little girl. A daughter?!?! AMAZING.

What a perfect way to end 2009- The Year of Hope. What a dream come true. We are head over heels in love with our little girl. I have a feeling 2010 is going to be one of the most magical of our lives. I cannot wait to watch my little girl grow and change. So many firsts to look forward to...

Long and complicated birth story to come, hopefully sooner than later. Eliza is perfect and Mommy is on the mend after an incredibly long and difficult labor. A preview - stalled labor, swelling cervix, sunny side up presentation, vaginal delivery and more!

Wishing everyone a Happy & Healthy 2010! May it be a year of dreams come true...

Pics to come ASAP - hospital connection is dreadfully slow.

51 comments:

Sky said...

Congratulations on your baby girl. I had such a feeling it was a girl - the best laid plains, you know . . .

Can't wait to hear all the birth details but rest and bond for now with your precious Eliza.

Kelly said...

Congrats! I'm excited to hear your birth story since I'm only a few weeks away!

PJ said...

Congratulations!!!

Wow, that is one long labor!

Eliza Caroline! I absolutely love the name. Beautiful!

sprogblogger said...

Oh Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful New Year's present - and I love her name! Can't wait to hear more, but SO GLAD all is well & you're on the mend (49 hours! Sheesh!) Thinking of you & your family today. Yay!!!

sarah said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been refreshing so often I nearly broke the link!
CONGRATULATIONS! Welcome to the world little Eliza!

meinsideout said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!! A little girl - I love it - and I am so happy for you. Looking forward to the birth story - I hope you are able to get some rest.

sunflowerchilde said...

Congrats! Sorry about the long labor, but I'm thrilled about your daughter!

Barefoot said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So excited and happy for you guys and your little girl. Eliza Caroline is a beautiful name.

Take care of yourself and be sure to take time for recovery.

Oh, and congrats on getting her out in time for a 2009 tax deduction. ;)

bella1021 said...

Oh man! COngrats!!! you beat me!! 49 hours!!! not that is something that you would wish on anyone! what is it with sunny side up kiddos ;) I love her name!! Can't wait to see some pictures! Glad to hear you are on the mend.. take it easy and enjoy your baby time!!!
Happy Birthday Eliza!!!

Just Another Infertile Mother said...

Congratulations Emily to you and your family! I've been waiting for your post.

Can't wait to see some pics!

Deanna said...

Beautiful!!!

Jen J. said...

Awww yay! I know you are so happy to have your precious little girl here with you!! Congrats. She certainly waited until the last minute in 2009 to come didn't she?!

Meant to be a mom said...

CONGRATULATIONS, What a beautiful name for your sweet baby girl. I'm so happy for you guys. Can't wait for pictures.

Whitney said...

Congratulations! I am sure she is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! You are going to make a wonderful mommy to that New Year's Eve Baby! And I guessed girl on your poll! Score one for the home team!

May 2010 bring more amazing moments with your now expanded family!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!

poppy.f.seed said...

fantastic news! Sorry the labor was hard, but happy to hear you had a vag. delivery. Can't wait for a pic. Heal well, Mama!

MissMVK said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I have been checking and checking and checking in on you and so happy to hear that you have your darling little girl in your arms now. Happy New Year.

mummydr said...

Congratulations, I love her name. I'm glad you got a vaginal delivery, but it sounds a like it was a struggle.

sweetpeanme said...

A GIRL!!!!!!!!??????????? OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYY PINK!!!!

I can't believe your labor was so long..I was thinking about you!!! But after twenty-four hours I figured you were basking in the joy of your new little one...not STILL LABORING!!! You poor thing!!! So glad you have a beautiful little girl...rest...enjoy mommyhood...wonderful..just wonderful!!!!!

Jen said...

I couldn't be happier for you and your family!!!! Congrats!!!

jill said...

Many CONGRATULATIONS on your daughter! So very wonderful!

Carrie said...

CONGRATS! Welcome to the world, little angel! We've been WAITING!!! Many loves and blessings to you while you embark on this amazing journey of motherhood!

The Patterson's said...

Congratulations!! I've been watching for this post. Hope you have a quick recovery!

Lisa said...

CONGRATS!! I knew it was a girl!!

I had my baby yesterday too : )

Lauren said...

Congratulations!! Sorry you had such a long and difficult labor, but I'm so happy for you that your little girl is finally here!

'Murgdan' said...

A HUGE congrats to you and your husband...and WELCOME to your baby girl. So happy for you. :-)

Danielle said...

CONGRATS!!! Can't wait to hear the details and see pics! Austin was born about 12hrs before Eliza!

Carrie1074 said...

AWESOME.......Congratulations! I am so happy for you all. What a beautiful name! I am sorry it was so rough for you, but what an awesome reward. Looking forward to pictures and the story! Happy New Year!

devon said...

Many congrats to you guys! And what a fun birthday Eliza will always have-- on New Year's Eve! And what a wonderful present for you to end your year. What a great 2010 you will have! Hope you get some rest after such a long labor! whew!

Christine, Jason and Baby said...

Congratulations! So happy to hear she is finally here. Wowzers... long labor. I have been following your blog for a while, but don't know that I have ever commented. I bet your 2010 will be VERY special.

P.S. LOVE the name.

kalibug said...

Aw, such a great way to start (or end, lol) the New Year. Congrats!!

bb said...

Welcome Eliza and happy new year!! Congrats to you and OMG 49 hours. Just... OMG, can't wait to hear about that and see pics of the baby!!

Katherine said...

Congratulations!

Lost in Space said...

Congrats, Emily. So happy for your family!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
I love the name.
I am glad she made it in time for the 2009 tax deduction, LOL.
-Molly

Teri said...

Congrats Emily & Sean! I hope you don't mind that I shared this info w/ the online IF group. They wanted updates! Please join us when things slow down!!

Jen said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see her picture - I bet she's gorgeous.

(My word verification for this post is blesses - how cool is that?)

The Nanny said...

Congratulations!!!! Her name is gorgeous - Eliza is one of my favorite names :)

I'm so happy for all of you. Happy 2010!

Maria (MKC101103) said...

Congratulations sweetheart! I'm beyond words happy for you. Our two snowbabies were born 364 days apart. Just amazing!!!!

Give your sweet girl a kiss and take care of yourself. Let the nurses help as much as possible. You'll miss them in a few days when you go home. LOL.

Kahla said...

Congratulations and Happy New Year!

kayjay said...

Congratulations on the birth of Eliza!! I've been watching for your update ever since you said your water broke and I'm glad things turned out but man - 49 hours of labour! I will be interested to hear the details. for now, rest and enjoy little Eliza.

niobe said...

A new year's eve baby! How wonderful!

Allison said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I cant wait to see pictures!

Anonymous said...

Hi Em! Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! She is just the sweetest thing and we think she looks like Sean :) I am looking forward to lots of updates and pictures through Manda. Give my best to your Mom... I'm sure she is head-over-heels and it only gets better. Love to you all. Barbara Ripley

Anonymous said...

I have been lurking forever - I love the way you write and you have kept HOPE alive for me as I keep trying for a second baby after two heartbreaking 16wk miscarriages since last September. I mention this because you remind me to be grateful I am already a mommy. And now you are too! Congratulations! I wish you all love and happiness.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I have been following your IVF journey for almost two years now. I am so happy for you.

MabelB said...

Congratulations! I have been following your journey for a year and am so happy that you finally made it through infertility and have your little girl. I adore her name, Eliza was high on my list too for a girl. Can't wait to hear your birth story - sounds like a tough one! Wishing you and your new family all the best in 2010.

G said...

coming in late but wanted to say a HUGE congrats & i looooove her beautiful name. can't wait for pics mama!!! :)

Maria (MKC101103) said...

Hey sweetie, I've been checking back every day since you posted this waiting for an update. Hopefully everything is ok and you're just spending every waking making loving on your little Eliza! Can't wait for picture and a birth story :)

RMCarter said...

I am sorry it took me so SO long to comment. A lot going on at home, and not much of it is good. But all will be better in the end, I just know it! :) Speaking of busy days, I hope you are adjusting to having Eliza around and that motherhood is everything we all dreamed it would be. It’s funny, even though I’ve never met you in person, I know you are an awesome mother. From what I hear, these first 6-8 weeks can be difficult, so just remember you are in our prayers. We love you and are so excited you reached the ‘other side’ of infertility! You give us all hope! Thank you for your wonderful encouragement!!