Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lyla Belle


I am thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter Lyla Belle, named after my Grandmother. She is just the most awesome little miracle we have ever seen. How we ever lived without her I will never know. Patrick and I made her, she is all ours, and we just stare at her in disbelief. She is perfection to us. She was born last Wednesday morning, April 8th, at 7:52 a.m. She weighed 8lbs. 9oz. and was 21" long. I gave birth to her all natural at St. Lukes Roosevelt's Birthing Center. I really can't say enough good things about my birthing experience, I would wish it on anyone. My labor lasted a total of 13 hours; I labored mostly at home (Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn) and by the time we got up to St. Lukes (near Columbus Circle) a little before 7 a.m., I was fully dilated and 52 minutes later she was born. We were at the hospital for less than an hour before I gave birth!

On most days you will find her sleeping and chilling at home and partying all night. We have a little rock star on our hands, that is for sure. She is our world. I can't believe we are parents. I was totally like Miranda on SATC, and then as soon as I saw our little girl, everything made sense and I became a mom. And like I said, how we ever lived without her, I will never know.

We kept her sex a surprise. Everyone and their mother thought we were having a boy based on all of the old wives tales; strangers even stopped us on the street telling me boy! The best moment of my life was when Patrick said "It's a Girl!" It doesn't get any better than that.

I will be back next week, I am launching my website, finally. But first I had to have this little baby girl. Gosh, I am just weak in the knees, we feel so incredibly blessed, I can't even write in words how amazing it is.

See you soon.
xoxo

38 comments:

chelsea said...

congrats!!! love the name!!

Kate@ Kids and Cocktails said...

Love the name and LOVE the picture. Congrats. You summed up motherhood/parenthood perfectly. I still remember seeing our daughter for the first time. Then thanks to my epi from my csection, I almost threw up on her head. That's another way to explain motherhood to, but you'll see. :)

{furi kuri} travels said...

Congratulations!!! She is gorgeous and I adore her name!

I *Heart* You said...

congratulations! she is beautiful!

Bridechka said...

Wow! Congrats!!!

Lisa D said...

I've read your blog for a while, and de-lurking to say Congrats! She is beautiful & I love the name!!

Erin said...

so lovely. congrats.

Delighted and Charmed said...

Oh how adorable!!! Congratulations!

lovelymorning said...

Erica, congratulations!!

my heart is seriously overflowing for you and your new mama adventure. beautiful name, beautiful birth story. how amazing.

xo

s.jane said...

Oh my gosh this picture just made my day! Congrats!!

Kim said...

Congratulations-she is beautiful-enjoy every second. It really is a magical time.

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

ah!!!! i LOVE the Lyla! one of my favorite girl names. i'm so excited for you!!! she's lovely. i can't wait to see the new website, too! congratulations!!!

Thao said...

Wow; congratulations! She's so beautiful--and already so cool with her pink sunglasses!

Amy I. said...

Congrats!! She's precious.

nole said...

Congratulations!! What a lovely name! You sound so, so happy... and I'm so happy for you!

LPC said...

Congratulations! Strap in for the journey of your life! She is adorable...

Emily said...

What a great story! Congrats on your beautiful, baby girl!!

porter hovey said...

That is just so special! Congrats. Sooo cute.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous baby- your post made me teary-eyed! So sweet- enjoy the early days!

Julia said...

congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you both!

blue moss said...

congrats, so happy for you....love the picture

Michelle said...

Congratulations!!! What a gorgeous name. I love your description of her, she sounds amazing.

Joanna Goddard said...

oh my goodness, she is so beautiful. this post made me cry. i am so happy for you. love, joanna

Jujube said...

Congrats!!! She is gorgeous!

Kathryn said...

oh my goodness she is beautiful. congratulations! and what an incredibly sweet post.

sue said...

I love your blog and your baby's name. It's beautiful! And, I'm amazed that you're blogging as well as launching a new website so soon after your delivery!
Congratulations :)

Signorina Svizzera said...

such a beautiful little girl with a lovely name! congratulations!

Courtney said...

Congratulations!! Both she and her name are beautiful.

One Love Photo said...

Wow that is so awesome! What a cutie pie!

Rebecca said...

congrats, congrats! and welcome miss lyla!! :)

anne chertoff said...

Congratulations! We'll have to schedule a playdate for June.

xo,
anne

marta said...

i love this post. am so glad to find your pretty blog. it's full of eye candy. am off to browse.

tina said...

Congratulations! She's absolutely lovely.

Anonymous said...

Aw, tears!

Rosebud said...

What a beauty! Congratulations to you!
I'd love to share some baby cards...

Baby Girl BunnyAnd because of her middle name...
Pink Bells

ScrappyTime.com said...

This picture is so delightful!

jen jafarzadeh said...

Congratulations on darling Lyla (love the name!) — what a cutie — and the new wedding line! How you do it all, I am baffled. Will you be showing at NSS? If so I'd love to stop by your booth :)

thoughtful day said...

Wow - Thank you all for the comments. It really means so much to me!

Jen - I won't be showing at this years NSS, but hopefully next year!