March 18, 2012

She's Here!!!

After 9 years and 9 months, we're holding our daughter in our arms.

Her name is Al.e.xa Ho.pe. She weighs 7 lb. 12 oz. and is 20.5 inches long. She seems to be a breastfeeding champ.

It looks like she has R's blond hair, may potentially wind up with my brown eyes (I know it's not definitive for quite a while), and my dad's curly hair. Both of us think she kind of looks like him.

Pics and more details to come in the next few days. She arrived the evening of St. Patrick's Day (March 17) at 38w1d after my water broke. There was a lot of blood mixed in, which freaked me out, and I wasn't having any sort of real contractions, so we went the c-section route.

28 comments:

mummydr said...

Hugest congratulations from a very long time lurker, I am so glad to hear this news. Her name is perfect.

Silver said...

Best news!!! In tears here - you are a family! Here in the UK, today is Mothering Sunday - so I am wishing you the happiest of Happy Mother's Days!

jenrcg said...

Wow what fantastic news to wake up to on Mother's Day! (another UK reader here) Sounds like everything is perfect, so SO happy for the three of you. Love love love her name too. Can't wait to see some pics. Enjoy these first few magical days that you've waited so long for xxx

Out With In said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you guys!

MrsSpock said...

Hooray! How wonderful- a lucky baby indeed! SO happy for you!

Mo and Will said...

oh my gosh!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am in tears for you (happy tears!!) Such wonderful, wonderful news!!!

xo

Mo

SLESE1014 said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So so happy for you! Can't wait to read all about it and see the pictures!!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

How wonderful! Can't wait to see a picture of your beautiful little girl!

Jay said...

OMG, I'm so, so very happy for you!!! Its stories like yours that give everybody hope, and that is a very precious gift to impart.

Can't wait to see pictures!

Rose said...

Holy Cow... I wasn't expecting to read that today. What amazing news! Congratulation, Mom! I'm so happy for you guys.

BTW -- Best post ever!

MyTwoLines said...

Woooooohooooooooooo! Best post I have read in a LONG time!! I am so so so happy for you!!

mommy of triplet angels said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now. Congrats to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

congratulations from a fellow ccrm'er!

i've been waiting on baited breath for this announcement since your first positive beta!

such joy! a beautiful name, very very special! a great birthday too...

such happy news! i know everyone says it, but i have to too... enjoy each second!

Reese said...

I am just so very happy for you Rebecca! What great news! Can't wait to see pictures and what a wonderful name choice. I am so glad to hear that everything has turned out well for you and your new little family. You earned it lady!

mekate said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
Welcome little one!
No one on the planet was wanted more than you were. We're all so glad you're here!

Kate said...

Heartiest congrats! Can't wait to hear more.

Libby said...

Ohhhh! Congratulations and Happy Birthday baby Alexa!

Your journey was a long one, but SO worth it! Yay!

Nico said...

What amazing, fabulous news :) So so so so so SOOOOOOOOOOOO thrilled for you!!! After all these years. Thrilled!!!

Nico said...

P.S. Beautiful name! And what a great size for 2w early!

Patience said...

Congratulations. St. Patrick's day is a GREAT day for a birthday. :) Happy to share it with you new little miracle. So happy for you!

Hopeful Mother said...

So very very happy for you and your family!!!

Anna said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and your family! I wish you all the best and look forward to the updates (when you find a minute!!)

:)

Emily Erin said...

Congratulations! I actually thought about you on St. Patrick's Day when I saw a very tiny person in a 'first St. Patrick's day' romper and wondered if you'd have her in time to have such a thing. Welcome to the world young lady-- her name is lovely and I'm so delighted for you!

AP said...

That is wonderful news, huge congratulations!!! Thinking of you all and hoping everyone is well!! Soooo happy for you!!

Cindy said...

What heartwarming news, I am so very glad to know she has arrived safe and sound! Congratulations and I cant wait to see some pics. I bet she is as beautiful as her name

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so, so happy to hear this. Wonderful news!

You are doing a great job!

- Mara from Barfing Rainbows

Anonymous said...

I am also a long-time lurker and have been keeping my fingers crossed for you for years. Congratulations! She is beautiful and I love her name.