Sunday, August 2, 2009

Elliotte Lynn Miller

Elliotte Lynn Miller arrived Friday, July 31st at 8:19pm. She weighed 7lbs 11oz and was 19 1/4 inches long. If she had waited 3 more weeks for me to be induced, she might have been well over 10 pounds! If you read my previous "Update" post, you are probably wondering what in the world happened? My water broke on Friday about 5:45pm while I was lying on the couch. Of course the OB office had just closed and my OB was not on call. I had no pain or contractions and was dying laughing b/c my OB had told me the day before I would probably have to be induced and possibly have a C-section. By the time we got to Baptist around 6:20pm (it was change of shift for the nurses, of course, and triage was full!), I was having contractions 2-3 minutes apart and was very worried she would come before I had my epidural. I had an amazing nurse, Katherine, who expedited everything. I skipped triage, paperwork, consents, basically everything b/c I was progressing so fast. I was 7cm dilated at my first check. After 3 epidural sticks, only my left side was numb. My right side finally went numb about 5 minutes before I started to push, and 15-20 minutes later, Elliotte was here at 8:19pm!! We were in total shock! I've always hated my wide hips, but I guess they served me well this time. She is healthy and strong for 26 days early. She just did not want to wait any longer, and I am quite glad she decided to come so early. We are doing great and she is getting the hang of breastfeeding. We should go home tonight (Sunday) or Monday morning depending on what the doc says today. Enjoy the tons of pics below!!

Meeting my precious girl.
Good set of lungs!

Happy family of three!

Getting weighed and measured.

Proud Uncle Kyle who says he will be her favorite uncle!

Sweet muffin girl!

Lovin my baby.

Grandparents and Uncle James.

Great Aunt Kim and cousin Paige.

Aunt Leslie and Uncle Clay.

Elliotte and her Nonna.

Gift from Aunt Drennon. "My big sister is a pug!" bib.

Already wrapped around her daddy's finger.

Lu and Su.

Elliotte with her Aunt D who is so proud!

1st time Great grandparents Nanny and Granddaddy.

Four generations!

Carla came to meet her future daughter in law! Baby Huffard is already taken!

Me and Claire "Aunt C"

Meeting her Uncle John, Aunt Janene, and cousins Alex, Will, and Eric.

Thanks to everyone who has come to see her! We have had many more visitors than I posted pics and we are so grateful for good friends and family. Elliotte is so blessed to have so many people who love her!


caseyandnewt said...

Congrats Beth and Ben! Can't wait to meet Elliotte Lynn (that's my middle name, too:)

Lauren S said...

Congratulations! You guys look great.

The Parker Family said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and you look amazing. You and Ben will be amazing parents.

The Benders said...

yeah!!! what exciting news! i am so glad that she is here and healthy. yeah!!!

Jenny Beth said...

Oh Beth she is soooo sweet!! I hope you are feeling good and settling into motherhood, isn't it amazing!Congratulations to you both and so glad she is here!!