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The past two weeks have been absolute heaven on earth! There's something wonderful and amazing about bringing a new baby into the world. What a fantastic blessing it has been to finally welcome Monroe into our family!
When I look back, Justin and I have been waiting quite some time for this little girl to arrive. Technically we had been "trying" since August of 2009 and from one reason to the next it just didn't work out. With my dad passing away in July of 2009 that put stress on my body, a miscarriage last summer, then finally it all worked out and she's here!
I went into labor on the 13th at 8:30pm, Justin decided to do a "live twitter" feel of the event of the labor. We had expected this to go quick since my last labor was only 7 hours long. Little did we know that it would be 17 hours for Monroe to make her debut!
The labor pains started to get stronger so I happily accepted the epidural, thus started the waiting game....
I wanted to sleep, but was too excited so I let Justin rest.
FINALLY at 1:19pm our little Monroe Nicole Lyon was here!!! We didn't know that her cord was wrapped around her neck and she actually tied a true knot in her own umbilical cord (something that the Dr. says he only sees once every 5 years, he says that she is a lucky girl!). We were SO thankful for the nurses and our Dr. that got Monroe here safely!
Justin and I were ECSTATIC, to say the least, to see her! Honestly, what a WONDERFUL thing it is to be parents to this little angel! Thank you to Angie for coming to take some photos for us, we love you!
My favorite part about the newborn age is the sleeping-on-the-chest stage! I soak in every minute I get to do this with Monroe! Monroe already loves her daddy!
This is her "take home" outfit...and so the headbands begin! I'm definitely taking advantage of all the girlie stuff I get to use after having two boys, so fun!
Remember this stuffed animal and how we told the boys they were getting a baby sister?! Sloan keeps bringing "hippie" to Monroe saying that "she needs it! it's her's mom!"
LOVE this shot of my Monroe! I did a little photo shoot of her when she was three days old, that shoot turned into a few more...sooooo, I'll be doing another post next with more pics of Monroe and the boys.:)
Justin, Hudson, Sloan, and I are so thankful to have this little girl to be part of our family! We love you Monroe!!!
Just four more weeks and I get to meet my little girl! I am BEYOND excited to be able to bring another child into our family and I can't wait to hold my little Monroe in my arms, kiss her, & tell her how much I already love her!
A HUGE thank you to Angie Sloan for taking these amazing maternity pics of me and thank you even more for letting me do a preview post of my favorite images. Keep a look out on the Sloan's blog for the rest of my maternity pics in the very near future!