I started having contractions at 2:00pm on Tuesday.
They didn't hurt.
Not even a little.
At 4:30 I left work and called the hospital.
They said to stay home and relax. If the contractions got worse, I could come in.
I woke up at 3:30 to a contraction that H.U.R.T.
Then my water broke.
And off to the hospital we went.
Stella Noel Pelton was born at 10:55 am on Wednesday, December 23rd. Also known as Festivus.
She weighed in at a whopping 5lbs 3oz and stretched to 19 whole inches. Her head was barely over 10cm. This, dear friends, was the greatest attribute.
Until I looked at her.
And saw her sweet, sweet face.
Big sister gave Stella her first bath.
(and attempted to take her umbilical cord off. She said it looked hurt-y).
Her feet are big for her small size. I thought this needed to be photographically documented.
In two hour increments...
And Elena loves her.
Until she realizes that she's here to stay.
Then I am guessing her reaction will look a little more like this:Happy Birthday, Stella.
Happy Big-Sisterhood, Elena.
Joyous Festivus Everyone,