Hello everyone! As you can see from my sister's guest post from earlier this week, I have been busy with the arrival of my beautiful daughter Jocelyn Jane. She is by far the best baby in the entire world (not that I am biased or anything).
She proved to be just as stubborn on the day of delivery as she was the day of her ultrasound. It took 3 hours of pushing and the use of a vacuum for her to arrive, but it was all worth it. My HHBL (hunk a hunk a burning love) keeps telling people that I got "hoovered." She weighed in at 6 lbs and 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches long!
Anyways....here are a few pictures of Jocelyn's first 4 days of life! Enjoy!
Please welcome my beautiful niece to the world. She arrived just before 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 10, 2010. 10-10-10 is her birthday, isn't that cool?
Her name is Jocelyn Jane (Jane is for her maternal grandma) but we are calling her JJ.
She is truly gorgeous. Her grandmas claim that she looks like her daddy. I think she looks like herself.
Sitting in the hospital room holding her in my arms, I reflected back almost 25 years ago when I sat in another hospital room holding my baby sister for the very first time. Today I held my baby sister's daughter. How wonderful is that?
I am now an aunt five times over. This beautiful little girl is my very first niece (the second will be here in February). I love being the aunt of four active, funny and loving boys, but I can't wait to spoil this little girl with all things pink!
I had my weekly doctor's appointment this morning. My blood pressure was still high so the bed rest continues. I am running out of things to keep me busy. I have done a 1000 piece puzzle this week, read baby books, magazines and Nora Robert's books, watched numerous episodes of the Baby Story, watched movies, and browsed the Internet (only a little since my Internet is crappy). If you have any ideas of other things to keep me occupied, please let me know.
It doesn't help that my HHBL is in the field for harvest which means he gets up around 5:30 and doesn't get in until after 10 every night. It makes for some long and lonely days.
The Dr. went ahead and scheduled an induction date for October 10, as long as she doesn't arrive prior to then. I highly doubt she makes an earlier arrival. Someone pointed out that October 10 is 10-10-10. That would be pretty cool and easy to remember. However, there is always the chance that the induction takes forever and she isn't born until the 11th.
So anyways, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. 9 days until induction! Can't believe that I will be a mommy in a little over a week!