Monday, May 10, 2010


Gee - it's been so long that I almost forgot how to do this "blog" thing.

Things are settling down.  I have soooooooo many details to share with you.

For now, here are the highlights.

Brielle Llewellyn was born on April 30 at 9:48 p.m..  I was induced {{blah}} earlier than I expected because the hospital had a sudden opening in their schedule and took me in {{how nice of them}}. 

Yep, she was 9 pounds 14.8 ounces when she was born.  The birth certificate reads 9 pounds 15 ounces... the doc said that if Bri had not pooped so much on the way out that I probably would have had a 10 pound baby.  Um.... after ALL OF THAT PUSHING... I think I should just get credit for a 10 pound baby... mkay?  {{And could you even imagine how big she would have been if we had waited 5 more days to induce???  Yikes!}}

I call this next picture her "Popeye" look.  Just look at those forearms would ya?

Sister Lulu was at a Finals competition for cheer when Bri was born.  However, Bro was able to come see his sister in the hospital.  He says, "Too loud Mommy - too loud," when he hears her cry.

Everyone is doing well.  I have more pics to share.  Surprisingly, Bro adores Bri.  He even shares his most prized possessions with her and looks for her when he comes home from school.  Maybe this will get worse, but we'll take what we can get.

Nursing is going well.  For now, Bri is sleeping in bed with us so I can just nurse her through the night.  This week's goal is to get her to sleep in her own crib at night.  We'll see how that goes. 

Healing is going amazingly well.  I don't have any stitches from her delivery {{how did THAT happen}} or hemorrhoids {{too much information, maybe??}}.  However, I think that all of the pushing gave me an umbilical hernia.  So, I have some calls in to some docs to see about getting that fixed ASAP...  {yuck}}.

Bri only sleeps if someone is holding her, someone is sleeping right next to her, or she is on her stomach.  I know... on her stomach.  I don't know what to do.  She has to learn to sleep on her own but I REALLY don't want to put her on her stomach.  :-(

Ok - well, I'll go for now... and... hopefully... I'll be back soon.  I can't wait to tell you what Lulu said to Bri when she first met her.  That girl cracks me up!

Talk to you soon...


Fairy Grandmother said...

I am so in love with your little girl!! XO

mimbles said...

Yaaaay!!! Welcome to the world not-so-little Bri :-)

So glad to hear you're both doing well, the no stitches thing is very impressive! But bummer about the hernia.

Good luck with the sleep arrangements!

T.J. said...

Yay yay yay!!!! Welcome welcome Bri :) Congratulations to everyone and I sooo know what you mean- when Bear was born, he was 9lbs 13 oz and the dr gave the same pooping explanation. Saying he was 10 lbs would have been that much cooler and easier than the whole ounce thing ;)

Ariane said...

Oh wow, I've been so far under a rock recently I didn't even spot this! Congratulations to you, and a big hello to Brielle. :)