Thursday, March 10, 2011

Introducing...

I've been MIA for a while, but I have a good excuse (and a cute one, too!). I'm so excited to introduce you all to little miss Olive Kelly Austin. She was 8 pounds 4 ounces and 20" long, born 3/3/11 at 6:06 pm. If you recall, her name is one that is very special to us. Also, it's adorable and I LOVE it.
Our labor was pretty easy, only lasted about 9 hours total and I only had to push for about 10 minutes. That was quite a relief compared to the 2.5 hours of pushing we went through with Natalee. The only bad thing was that the epidural didn't work at all in my nether regions so I was lucky enough to get to feel everything.
I made my own hospital gown and it was the talk of the Labor and Delivery floor. I also had a super cute pillowcase and an adorable robe. I'm a little craftier than I realized until I got there.
Another cool thing... my friend Brandy came and photographed the birth. I wasn't sure about this, but I'm so glad she was there. This is the only picture she has posted so far, but I stole her camera after and looked at what she got, I can't wait to share more!

Here are just a few more of little miss Olive, obviously taken by me and not a professional. We are having her newborn pictures taken this weekend. I can't wait to see what she gets.
One more little note: I've written a lot about my struggles to breastfeed Natalee... but I'm actually doing it this time and it's working. My milk came in and I haven't had to supplement at all. Today we had another weight check appointment and she is finally having good weight gain. I am really proud of her and of me too:-) I'll try to be a better blog friend, I haven't opened my reader in over a week... it's probably sorta scary.

12 comments:

Corinne said...

She is beautiful Congrats!

Colleen said...

She's so cute and pink and beautiful. Love the pictures! Congrats, momma!

Manda said...

omg adorable! I do love her name. :)
Congrats on the bundle of joy!!!!!!!!!!!

kimert said...

I LOVE her name! She is absolutely beautiful. Congrats!!
And I happen to think 3/3 is one of the best days for having a baby. ;)
Hope you are doing well!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, she's beautiful! And what a wonderful tribute to your mother-in-law!

Lyndsay said...

Oh Lindsey - she's perfect!!! Glad to hear the breastfeeding is going well... it's such an emotional thing. I hope it continues to go well.
How is Natalee taking to her new role as big sister?

Sheila said...

She is TOO stinkin cute! Cuddle her an extra time for me!! I miss baby days (but do NOT want another one!) They tend to grow-up!
And I just read your story on Olive - awww i love it! :) You are blessed!

~ The Mitchell's ~ said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Rhonda said...

She is perfect. I'm so happy you had a great delivery. Olive is too beautiful, and her name is too cute.

Brandy@YDK said...

She is absolutely gorgeous.

Amie said...

Olive is beautiful. I'm over-the-moon happy for you guys!

Julie said...

congrats! she's beautiful! ;)