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.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Posted by thoughtful day at 12:55 PM