Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sweet Talia Mae is here!

My due date was February 1st. My midwife said that she would induce me on Feb 3 if I hadn't gone yet. This baby seems to be determined to do things when she wants to! I went into labor at 3:30 am early Wednesday morning. At least I didn't have to get induced!

Here is a pic of Rob and me at the hospital right before the big production-the last of the big belly.
It was really nice this time because I actually had time to get an epidural and once I did, the rest of the delivery was so enjoyable.

I called my mom and invited her to come. Even though it was super early in the morning, Robert and Isabelle wanted to come too.

We expected the whole process to go faster than it did. Once my water has broken, my babies have usually come in 30 minutes or so. But, this baby kept hanging on. I asked my Dr. how big she thought the baby was right before she came out and she said about mid seven's. Boy were we all surprised when she came out and weighed 9lbs 3oz!! She was 21 inches long and was born at 7:15am.Love at first sight.
I was a little tired afterwards.Austy got to see her a little later when he woke up.
Robert didn't want to leave that night. He begged and begged to sleep with us at the hospital. The next morning he got up before anyone (unheard of!) and cleaned the whole playroom without being asked (also unheard of!). He ran in to my mom and said, now we just need to get the kids up and we can go see Talia! What a sweet, tender boy! Unfortunately he needed to go to school. So, we decided that he could have some special time just he and Talia for a little while after his school.He said that Talia is the best present he could possibly get because she is alive and real. This is coming from the same boy that had a hard time deciding if he would rather have his parents or a new toy. He definitely has a soft spot for his new little sister.Last day, coming home...All our kids..


The Domans said...

Yeah! Glad she is finally here. I love all the pictures. She is adorable. I can't believe a 9 pounder! Congrats, looks like she is going to be very loved!

Debbie said...

Congratulations!! What a fatty! It's so fun to have a fat baby! Thanks for posting pictures. I have been so anxious to see her! I hope you are feeling well.

The Boulter Family said...

Congratulations French Family!!!! Talia is just precious!!!! What a beautiful little girl; she looks a lot like Bella and boy do I see her Grandma Nancy in her.
Welcome sweet little Talia!!!!

Jen said...

Congratulations, you guys! I'm happy it all went so well. Your family is so cute!

Wendy said...

I love how the last picture with all your kids, your oldest daughter has that look on her face. Not sure what to think of it, but it's funny. And that is really sweet of Robert to do all of that stuff without being asked, and that he wanted to be with his new little sister. THat's precious.


In a nut shell... said...

WOW big baby! Congrats!