Wednesday, July 20, 2011

8lbs 9oz of CUTE!

Violet Louise Furnell 8lbs 9oz July 15th dark brown hair--BEAUTIFUL

Well, this will have to be a short post considering I have a baby on my chest.

Violet Louise Furnell(ie) arrived in the world at 2:36 am after 1.5 hours of active labour and 45 minutes of pushing (because you want to know this right?).  Well, I am telling you anyway.  Because I am darn proud of myself!  She came out sunny side up (they are not supposed to come out this way!).  And yes, apparently I did an awesome job because sunny side up babies usually end up in emergency c-sections.  At one point I remember someone saying something about "assistance" (ie. vacuum or forceps) to which I said: "No f___ing way!"  At the time I didn't know she was sunny side up so I had no idea why they would even be suggesting this.  And yes, I had the epidural.  And it was WONDERFUL (all you ladies who have had "natural labours" props to you...but I couldn't bear it...it was unbearable...even though it was my goal...still my accomplishment is not diminished!  So all you ladies who have yet to have babies--don't think your accomplishment is any less no matter how you do it: c-section, assistance, epidural, etc...we all still rock).

But yes.  I am triumphant birther, life giver extraordinaire.  It was quite a contrast with my son's birth which was LONG (13 hours hard labour) and excruciating.  So I feel pretty fricken' empowered.  Not to mention they didn't turn the epidural off without telling me this time!  So yes.  It was a truly wonderful experience.  But all second time moms: get your bumps to the hospital asap.  Unlike me...who waited too long...because heck, one and a half hours?  That's a BIG difference from 13.

And as for baby Violet?  She is AMAZING.  She SLEEPS.  Seriously, 5-7 hour stretches at night.  And she's only 6 days old! And don't worry, she's still gaining weight...twice as much as she needs to actually.    But yes, also don't hate me too much: I've paid my dues.  My son would wake every 2 hours at night to nurse for the first TWO months (and after that not much better).  I recall my fervent wish when he was little was to sleep for JUST three hours in a row...please...please...please.  Not to mention that he didn't start sleeping through the night until he was 25(!) months.  So yes...if your child doesn't sleep, maybe your next will.  And no matter what anyone tells you, it isn't your parenting.  Because I haven't done anything differently.

Well, one thing I did differently was pray my entire pregnancy that "please please please may she just SLEEP!" and "please please please may my labour be EASIER!"  So yes.  It worked.  Props to God.  ;-)

Well, that was actually rather long.  But I think I am just so darned excited.  And I am so incredibly in love with this little girl.  My heart is full.  I am very very grateful.  And I know how very blessed I am to have two beautiful healthy children.

Heart: Kimberellie (with a baby in her arms)

ps. in the picture she is only four hours old.

21 comments:

  1. she is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay!!!!!!!!! i am so happy for you! gosh and face up?!?!?? crazy. serious props. that is awesome that you were able to have her without 'assistance.' and way to go taking control and letting the nurse know you didn't want it! and with such authority :) but i can't wait to see more pics of violet (such a beautiful name!!!!!) and watch her grow. what a sweet addition to an already precious family!

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  2. Adorable! So happy for you! I hear she has a cousin only 8(I think) days older than her! This is all very exciting!
    congratulations!!

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  3. Well, thats sounds all rather scary as a non birther extroadinaire, but this is a seriously beautiful photo and congratulations on the new addition to your family!

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  4. She is so beautiful! Congratulations!

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  5. so precious! she is beautiful and I love her name. congratulations to you and your family! I am so glad you are getting sleep. that is priceless!

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  6. She is amazing. And you are amazing. And I cannot WAIT to see her in those adorbz little hats (not to mention all the other baby-girl-appropriate sartorial delights I'm sure you have planned!)

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  7. my heart just melted. she is perfect!!! congrats mommy :)

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  8. You're right, she's not scary at all, just GORGEOUS (like her beautiful mama)!!
    Congratulations, my dear friend. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. What a cutie at all. I'm not usually a baby person, but she is beautiful. Well done you xxx

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  10. Oh she's utterly beautiful!

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  11. Congratulations to the both of you and the brand new older brother too of course! :)

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  12. I just found your blog today, and love it! You and your brand new baby are adorable!

    Congrats!

    Amber from www.ambergioiasmith.blogspot.com

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  13. Congratulations!! She is so adorable--you make cute kids;)

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  14. Ahh!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!! She is BEAUTIFUL and I'm so glad to hear she's been sleeping and eating well!! Keep us updated please :)

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  15. congratulations! she's a cutie.

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  16. hooray for baby violet!!! she is so so pretty and precious. can't wait to see more photos...when you have time, of course.
    and on that note...i must run to the potty. baby z just kicked my bladder with the force of 10 ninjas.
    again...yay you!!

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  17. Congratulations Kimberellie!! Violet is beautiful! I'm so very happy for you--I hope you just bask in the glow of having a new, sweet little girl in your life!

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  18. Awww SWEET!
    Congrats Kimberellie, welcome to the world of girls.
    Much love xo

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  19. Congratulations Kimberellie! She is as beautiful as you are... wishing you much happiness with your new baby girl! Violet is such a pretty name

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  20. Yay! She is beautiful! I love her name, too. Congratulations to you and your family. =)

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  21. She weighed exactly what I weighed at birth :) She's such a dear little bundle of preciousness galore.

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