Thursday, May 28, 2009

3 weeks...

I can't believe it has already been three weeks since Kate came into our lives! It seems like just only moments ago we were headed to the hospital in great anticipation to meet our girl. In the past three weeks I have learned some of the greatest lessons...patience first and foremost, that sometimes you have to let her cry it out (even though it kills me!), how to function on little or no sleep, how to do most things one handed, and most importantly, that something so tiny can take up so much space in your heart. Here are a few pictures from the past few weeks. I'm not doing the best job of keeping up with my blogging and facebook, but, granny took Kate for the afternoon which left me with a little mommy alone time! Enjoy the pics :)
(Duck butt)
(Watching Ellen)
(Sweet sleeping baby :)
(Holding onto daddy's finger)
(Play time!)
(Headed to Ayden's b-day party)
(I love this pic! Damsel in distress!!)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Katelynn Gayle Marshall

Joey and I are tickled pink to welcome our sweet baby girl, Katelynn Gayle! She was born on May 7, 2009 at 3:51 am. Kate weighed in at 6 lbs 9 oz and was 19.75 inches.

On Monday, May 4th, Joey and I headed to the hospital at 7pm so that I could be induced. We thought for sure that she would arrive on her actual due date on the 5th. Well, the 5th came and went, and so did the 6th and she still was not ready to make her debut! After two rounds of "induction" medicine, the doctor breaking my water, a ton of patience, the encouragement of the midwife that I did NOT need a c-section, 3 hours of pushing, Katelynn arrived!!!

We were released to come home on the 8th and I celebrated my first Mother's Day on Sunday. It was an insanely emotional day but I enjoyed spending it with my baby and family. It is almost overwhelming the rollercoaster of emotions you feel the first few days, the joy, the nervousness, the frustration, and the exhaustion. But, it is all worth it when she looks right into my eyes and gives me a goofy smile that melts my heart.