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Just a quick note as that I just got back home – our daughter was born on January 8th, 2009 at 5:35 AM. She was 7 lbs., 9 oz., 19 inches long with brown hair. Think she looks a lot like me, but a bit of her daddy (especially with her long legs!).

When I had my appointment on Monday, they said the amniotic fluid was low and had to induce. I was admitted to the hospital that very afternoon. After three days of labor (yep you read that correctly!) she was delivered with forceps and is perfectly healthy and utterly adorable.

Currently resting as that the delivery was not kind to my body… I will return when things become a bit calmer. Here's a picture of her that my sister captured… I will have better ones when I get around to uploading my pics and all that good stuff. πŸ™‚

A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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  1. Congratulations, can’t wait for more info on the little beauty. I am so happy everything went well. I prayed for you. Yayyy!! Now its time to start a baby blog πŸ™‚

  2. Late as always… but just wanted to say, she is beautiful! Well done the two of you for making such an adorable baby! You deserve a well-earned break now, take care of one another.

  3. Congratulations!

    And a ‘you go girl’ for enduring a three day labor!

    Take care of yourself. I can’t wait to see pics of the completed renovation.

  4. Congratulions on your beautiful baby!

    Rest and get well soon. I had a very long delivery too, so take time for yourself but spend time with baby and let others do the dishes!

    Christine

  5. Oh darlin’ – so glad she’s safe and sound, and holy cats, so glad you’re well enough to post. Sounds like a seriously wild ride of a labor. Big time congrats, and rest up!!

  6. She is a beauty and I know that you guys are not spoiling her at all – Yeah right!
    Get rest when you can and just enjoy her, they grow way too fast.
    I love the name πŸ™‚

  7. Congratulations! Somehow when I clicked on your blog today I just knew you’d have exciting news! Get some rest and enjoy this time!

  8. Congratulations, Allie! What a beautiful baby, and a beautiful name. Thank you for taking the time to post an update and picture…I know I, and a lot of other readers, have been waiting anxiously for the exciting news. My best wishes to you, your husband, Emerson, and the rest of your family!

    ~Laura in Boston

  9. Congratulations! What a relief it must be to have such a beautiful baby after such a prolonged labour. Wishing you a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing more pics of your gorgeous addtion to family Allie soon.

  10. Been visiting your blog for a while but never commented, so what better time than now πŸ™‚ Congratulations!Emerson is such a lovely name. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  11. Congratulations!! She is gorgeous and very stylish with that hand-knitted pink hat. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  12. Congratulations! She is absolutely adorable! I’m blown away by the name – very cool. You are very blessed. Enjoy mommyhood!!!

  13. Congratulations! So glad to hear the good news! She is a little cutie!

    I’m looking forward to hearing about labor and delivery if you decide to share. I hope you have lots of people to wait on you hand and foot….after 3 days your body is going to need a long rest!

  14. Sweet congratulations! I’ve been checking forever to see when you had her. I’m so happy for you and your husband and your entire extended family.

  15. Congratulations! Sorry to hear that you had such a rough labor πŸ™ I’ve been checking everyday for news, so glad you were able to take the time to post.

  16. Congrats. I love your blog although I never comment. Take care of yourself. The first few weeks are tough because your body has gone through $&%&^.

  17. Congratulations! She really is beautiful. I hope you have a good recovery and enjoy your new addition to your family!

  18. Lurker for about 9 months now…and pregnant with my first, so I’ve been devouring your pregnancy posts. You have been a great inspiration and I’ve been checking daily waiting for the great news.

    Thank you for sharing the picture of your daughter; she is GORGEOUS and you deserve some kind of award for that labor. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and congratulations!!!

  19. Oh, Allie…congratulations on such a beautiful girl with a gorgeous name! Every woman’s delivery story is different, and I can’t wait to hear yours (as much as you want to share). Know that so many of us are thinking of you and your family…rest, rest, rest and enjoy Baby Emerson and Mr. Allie for now!

  20. Congradulations !!

    I noticed you liked music (NIN TOOL) She has the same birthday as Elvis and was born between John Paul Jones (Jan 3) and Jimmy Page (Jan 9) so she is in good company.

    Best wishes – Laura

  21. Congratulations!

    She is beautiful! Sounds like the birth was difficult, but I hope that you are well and could tell us more about the new addition soon.

  22. She’s stunning! Congrats! And I loooove the name!

    My big question: are ya gonna give her her own blog and post everything she wears? THAT would be adorable!

  23. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Allie! I’m loving the name. I’m sorry you went through such a long labor but jeez, isn’t it worth it a million times over in the end??? How can you stand looking at those little baby cheeks and not want to just gobble them up! She looks so content. I hope your recovery is speedy. Get some rest and hope to see you back soon. With lots of pictures!

  24. I just started following your blog a few weeks ago, and wanted to say Congrats! She’s precious πŸ™‚ Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  25. I, too, have been checking everyday to see about the new one. I am so happy for you and your husband. She is beautiful. I know you are so happy and feel so blessed.

    Karen in MO

  26. Congrats Allie to you and your sweetheart for your precious baby girl. Enjoy the quiet bit of time you’ll have while she adjusts to the outside world. Sleep and rest if you can. She is a lovely little girl. Our “baby” just turned 17. It is the most amazing thing to be a parent. Blessings.

  27. Oh, Allie! Congratulations – she is adorable, and OH MY GOODNESS, I love her name. Emerson was on our short list for my daughter (she ended up a Cameron). I can’t wait to hear the whole heroic story. She is just beautiful. I hope you are resting well – take care of yourself.

  28. She is absolutely beautiful! Well worth the wait. I love that you think things will become a bit calmer! You’ll just get used to your new life. Looking forward to more photos and wishing you a speedy recovery.

  29. She’s beautiful! Enjoy every moment…they all pass so quickly. Thanks for sharing the photo, we’ve all been waiting and wondering. πŸ™‚ Rest up!

  30. Congratulations on your lovely new addition to the family! Best wishes for a speedy recovery for you…3 days of labor – whew! Can’t wait to have you back!

  31. Aw, she is gorgeous. I wish the labor time had been less for you and wish a speedy recovery. How did the hypnotism part go? I hope it helped! Give that baby a cuddle! Oh, and I also wish you an easy first few weeks of nursing. It is a bit tough at first sometimes.

  32. Congratulations! She is just simply beautiful! I’m glad that both you and your daughter are doing well – I’ve been praying for you both!
    Kathy F.

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