Finally Some Baby Pictures!

Our smallest by far!
Look at the lower lip. She seems to sense it- this nurse was MEAN!
Another 3:00 am baby (just like her brother)

Love at first sight.
Her first photo!

So things have finally settled down enough for me to actually sit down to a computer, that actually works AND is connected to the internet. Suffice it to say, it has been a busy few weeks. We have relocated to Utah, FINALLY received all of our stuff, unpacked (mostly) and managed to come away with a three week old baby who is actually thriving and now weighs what the other two did at birth! She is so sweet, so adorable, and so much fun. I couldn't be more in love. It's been fun to look back at these pictures and remember the amazing moments surrounding her birth. The nurses in the hospital kept telling me to write down some thoughts and feelings that I had while they were still fresh in my mind. I thought that was great advice, and really cool coming from a bunch of Bostonians. Unfortunately, I didn't do it. Things were just too crazy- the movers actually packed our house up the DAY Eve was born. Looking back at these pictures though, and now that things have settled down a bit, I think I should be able to do that now with some sense of accuracy. It was by far and away the best birthing experience I have had. Finally my body has figured out what to do without too much unnecessary trauma! I was lucky to have contractions that never got more than 5 minutes apart, minimal time spent pushing, and (sorry if this is too graphic) no tears! (or tears- forgive the heteronym) Also, I felt victorious that I did it all naturally- the very day that I was scheduled to be induced. More later! (probably between late night feedings...)


Stacey said...

Congrats, Congrats!! She looks beautiful! No tears and natural is the best recovery!! I can't believe you moved right after having a baby!! Glad you guys are doing well!

MaryAnne said...

Hooray!!! I'm so glad you finally got a positive birth experience! She is gorgeous, and you both look lovely in these photos! Love how happy you look =)

Jillian said...

Aww, she looks so sweet! Congrats, Redding family!!

Cara said...

She is beautiful!! I am so glad everything went so well and that you're now basically settled in UT! I can't wait to talk to you soon!

Julie said...

Wow, Eric, congrats! She is gorgeous! And you look great and I am so very impressed that you did it naturally! Wooohoo for you. Also, I love her name!