Frilly Baby: She’s Here

It’s been about a month since I last posted about my Frilly Baby.

The last time I posted, I was 37 weeks pregnant. I didn’t get a chance to post my 38 week post because life got turned upside down.

I had my last appointment with my OB on April 1st. April Fool’s Day. The joke was on me this time. My OB decided right then and there that because of my rising blood pressure and suspected cholestasis of pregnancy, that I would be induced on the evening of April 3rd.

Induced I was.

I will not be sharing the details of my baby’s labour and delivery here – I’m not sure anyone would want to hear it. Suffice to say, it was longer than I’d hoped, but totally amazing.

Hadley Gail Mae was placed in my arms at 1:08am on April 5th, weighing in at 8 pounds 5 ounces. She is perfect and beautiful. She’s enriching our lives every single day. She’s a good natured and content baby, and we are so so blessed to be her parents. I’ve never felt so lucky.

birth announcement

But what a surprise to have a girl! I was 99% convinced we were having a boy. I COULD NOT believe it when my husband and my sister revealed that she was a girl. I was stunned. What an amazing surprise! To future parents out there – if you can hold out on finding out the gender of your baby, I definitely recommend it! It was the best surprise of my life.

Hadley’s already almost a month old. I can’t believe how quickly our fist month with her has gone by. This past month, we’ve gone from being deer in the headlights first time parents to slightly less stunned first time parents. We’ve learned so much! Bathing, clothing, comforting, diapering, transporting – everything we’ve done with her has been a brand new experience for each of us. What a whirlwind month!

All is well here. Thank you to everyone who has sent messages, gifts, and well wishes. We appreciate it so so much.

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