March 19, 2009

Amelia Grace Bell

Upon the insistence of relatives and friends, here's the official report, and only hours since our discharge from the hospital. Amelia was scheduled to arrive on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th. I picked my Mom up from the airport on Sunday around 10:30pm and went to bed shortly thereafter. I was abruptly awakened at 1:30am when my water broke. Now, having never experienced labor before, I was totally shocked. I shook Christian, told him my water just broke and then we rushed to the hospital. In case you didn't know, Amelia was breech, as was Oliver. Labor is NOT supposed to be a part of the birth plan. After about 2 hours of being poked and prodded (including about 6 sticks to finally get the spinal block in and a good dosage of anti-anxiety medication- I was kinda flipping out) Amelia finally arrived, around 4:09am. The worst part was over and before I knew it, I was being wheeled to my room to hold her for the first time. The next few days were a blur of nurses, doctors, visitors, phones calls, and cuddling with our cute, little new one. Christian has been so sweet to be by my side, holding my hand through all the poking and prodding and keeping me company in our tiny little hospital room. Meanwhile, my Mom has been taking care of Oliver- taking him on long walks, to the park, feeding him, and cleaning my house. She is the best Grandma and Mom and it has been so nice to come home to a clean house, clean laundry, and yummy dinners. I REALLY could not have done this all without her help.

The Stats:
Amelia Grace Bell
Born: March 16th at 4:09 am
Weight: 6'9"
Length: 19.5 inches
(just for the record, Oliver was the exact weight and length)







34 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness Rebecca (and Christian!)- she is absolutely gorgeous! Oh, I miss those days of having a newborn- she just looks so squishy and so sweet and little!! I want to hold her so bad!!

Jake said...

She is soooooooooooo cute. she reminds if Lauren with that widow's peak thing going on. She's really cute. I can't wait to see more- those were a little blurry.

Christian said...

Let me apologize to our faithful readers for not posting earlier. Combination of sleep deprivation, sickness, and broken camara that only takes blurry pictures.

Macy said...

She is so darling you guys! We can't wait to meet her. We are glad she arrived safely. Don't worry, it took us two weeks to post on baby Molly.

B and K said...

Congratulations! A labor like that gives me faith in having my own kids (I had a friend that gave birth a month ago with one of those horrific labor stories.)

Glad to hear your doing well :)

-Kristen Harrison (Wilson)

Chad and Annie said...

Congratulations on your new little one, she is beautiful! I am so happy she is here safe.

Tyler and Rachael said...

Congratulations!! She is absolutely precious. Thank goodness for mothers who come to save the day, after day, after day! (Rachael from Vienna days)

Jess & Jessica said...

YAY!!!!! Congrats!! I am so excited for you and I can't wait to meet her. See is beautiful!! You guys did great!

Matt and Kay Jones said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations you guys! It sounds like you had quite the ordeal, but glad everything came out ok. We miss you guys!

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

Oh my, she is so perfect!!!! I have been waiting for this post and I am so excited for you guys! I can't wait to meet her! Seriously, I want to make a trip to Albq just to come see her, and you guys too I guess... ;) Congrats on your new addition, she is absolutely adorable!!!

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

PS. I love her name too!!!

Kristie said...

Congrats Rebecca! I'm glad everything went well, although not as planned!! She's so cute- can't wait to see her in person!

Scott and Cindy said...

Good job guys! Welcome to the world of two! We hope you start getting lots of sleep soon!

Brad and Lisa said...

Congrats! She's adorable and I love the name you chose! Let me know if you need anything!

Aubrey, Josh, Caden & Skylar said...

She is just gorgeous and Skylar is jealous of all her hair!!! I'm so glad everything went well for mommy and baby! She is a doll!!!

Jenn said...

Congrats guys! She is so precious. I love her name. Oliver looks like such a proud BIG brother. I am glad everything went well. Enjoy your new little one. They grow up so fast - as you know!!

Jami said...

Congrats you guys! She is so cute! I hope you are getting some sleep.

Amanda J said...

Oh she is so cute! Really she is beautiful. Congrats. Glad that you are home....have a quick recovery! Can't wait to meet her.

Jo said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful. Oliver looked so old holding his baby sister, it kind of made me sad, they are gorgeous children! Hope your recovery goes well, can't wait to see you guys!

Ryan and Andrea said...

Ok, you look awesome at 4 AM!! She is so cute & we are so excited for you! That is kinda cool that Oliver was the same weight & length. Congratulations-hope you feel better soon.

Tara Fears said...

Rebecca - CUTE CUTE CUTE! I can't wait to meet Amelia!

Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

she looks really cute and has totally changed from that first pic. you guys have got to get a new camera so you ahve some good pics for her scrapbook. we have an old one you can have...

Claire said...

Congrats!

Lindsey said...

Perfection! I think she looks a little like Oliver! And I LOVE her name. Congrats to you guys.

Greg said...

Rebecca, you are the best. We're so excited for you and to see Amelia. What a blessing to have a healthy baby and a mom doing well. We love you.

carrie said...

So excited for you guys. She is beautiful! Hope you are enjoying every minute. We can't wait to meet her:)

Andrea W. said...

Congratulations!!!!! I CANNOT wait to hold this sweet little Ameilia. What a beautiful name, I'm so glad someone I love will have that name. Way to go, guys. Hope you're recovering well, Rebecca. Can't wait to see you all!

Jana said...

Congrats! she is beautiful and i adore her name!

KRISTIN BELL said...

Congratulations on a safe arrival!! Can't wait to meet her!! She is absolutely beautiful!

Matt and Carly Van Dyke said...

Congrats! She is so cute, I can't wait to see more pictures! I'm glad that you are both okay :)

Paige and Curtis said...

Congrats! She is beautiful. I can't believe she was the same weight and height as Oliver. Crazy!

Jessica Sedgwick said...

Congratulations, Rebecca and Christian! Amelia is beautiful, and I'm glad to know her real middle name is Grace. I love it. Oliver is so cute, too. He's lucky to play with Grandma Becky all day!

Marshall Madness said...

Rebecca, she is a really pretty newborn, WOW! I know a lot of people just say that no matter how they look but she really is one of the cutest newborns I have ever seen ( and I used to work in Labor and Delivery). How scary of a situation though. That is probably the worst feeling in the world to think your baby’s health or life is in danger. I'm so glad she's OK. You have an adorable little family. Of course, Lauren and Amelia have to best buds since they are so close in age. How fun. Wendy just had a little girl at the beginning of March and I had one at the end of December so they are destined to adore each other whether they like it or not!

Jamie Jensen Hill said...

Amelia! I love that name! And crazy that she was the exact same size as Oliver. Congrats on your new little one, she is beautiful!