Wednesday, January 28, 2015

She's Here :)

I should have realized the other day when I wrote on here that I was way past normal hormonal.  lol  I should have remembered being told if that happens, labour is just around the corner.  But I didn't.  And it was. :)

She's here, she's PERFECT!  And oh so sweet.

Weighing in at just over 6 1/2 pounds, 19 inches long at 39 and a half weeks gestation. :)

It was a hard labour, so hard I don't even remember half of it, and apparently I kept blacking out from pain because she was in the wrong position.  There are entire stretches of hours I don't have any memory of.  But we did it. :)  She's here, and I am so happy to have her, the rest doesn't matter.

The Duke, who has been growing more and more in his role over the years, was a completely different man this time in labour than he was last time.  He was really there for me, he knew he could do it, and he was just my rock.  He told me when I needed to do things, encouraged me when I kept blacking out and said I couldn't give any more, and was just so wonderful.

And those of you that knew that we were praying against a NICU stay even though the doctors told us she HAD to go because I'd wrestled with gestational diabetes... she didn't go! :)

Thank you for all the prayers.  God really blessed us over and over again with this little one.  We are so VERY thankful. :)

I'm sorry I haven't responded to comments, but I have been reading them all as they come in over email. Thank you. They have meant so much to me.  :)

36 comments:

  1. Oh Es May and Duke ~ CONGRATULATIONS!! You are so very blessed. How wonderful and miraculous a new baby is! I'm so very happy for the two of you and I know you will be excellent parents. Good luck, God bless, and get some rest when you can!

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  2. That is such WONDERFUL news, EsMay!!! :). I've been thinking and thinking of you all. Many congrats to you and the Duke! Enjoy your sweet baby girl. It is such an amazing time. Hope that you are feeling well. Many hugs and love,

    <3 Katie

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  3. Woohoo!!!!!! Welcome sweet little girl...you have been blessed with the very best mommy and daddy! Happy Dancing all over the room for all of you!!! Just remember to take it easy and take very good care of yourself EsMay!

    Hugs and Blessings...
    Cat

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  4. Es May,
    Wonderful news about your bundle of joy. The very best to the three of you. We have all been waiting. The wait is over.
    Meredith

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  5. What fabulous news! So happy to hear she's here and healthy! May the adventures of her life be wonderful as she grows up surrounded by so much love from Mommy and Daddy and everyone that loves her! Congratulations!

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  6. So happy for you, Duke and that wonderful little miracle! Rest lots and enjoy that baby girl. We'll all be waiting for updates when you have time and energy.

    Warm hugs to you and your family!

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  7. Congratulations EsMay!! I'm absolutely thrilled for you and the Duke. So glad you made it through and that she is here, safe and sound. Hey - don't be surprised when your hormones still don't settle down for awhile - it's normal. Just let the Duke take care of you while you take care of your little one.
    Love and hugs,
    Cali

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  8. Congratulations! !!! What an amazing journey through the beginning of life. Enjoy that new baby scent while she has it, it is divine.
    Alice

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  10. Esmay and Duke... Congratulations on your new precious little. daughter. Spend this time rejoicing and relaxing with this special little miracle. God is great and knows the plans he has in store for your family. Trust în him to help guide you through parenthood. Glad to know your well despite the challenging and hard labor. You are stronger than you think and will make a great mom. And Duke.... he is your rock and will continue to grow and protect you both. God's blessings and love to all.

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  11. Oh EsMay, this brought happy tears, I am so, so very happy and excited for you and the Duke. Many congratulations!! So happy your little one didn't have to go to NICU too!

    Enjoy every moment with your new darling daughter Mommy and Daddy, and Mommy, get plenty of rest when you can. I can't seem to stop my happy dance!:)

    Hugs to you all
    Roz

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  12. Oh Esmay I am so happy for you all. Congratulations. What absolutely fabulous news!! Crying happy tears here, :)
    love Jan,xx

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  13. Fantastic, just the news we've all been waiting for. Congratulations and well done to both you and the Duke. Try and take time to remember every little bit, it will fly past.

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  14. What truly wonderful news to start my day with.....a precious new little girl. I have been thinking of you the last few days, so thanks for sharing. Spend these first few weeks enjoying that special circle of love you now have...and Esmay...sleep whenever you can!!!
    hugs abby

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  15. I can't think of any better news I could have seen this morning. I am so happy for all three of you! What a wonderful time in your lives. Way to go Mom!

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  16. Woohoo! Congratulations!!! This is awesome news, I am so happy for you! I have been thinking of you and was waiting for this wonderful news … and now you have your little bundle of joy. :D Try to get all the rest you can get Mommy and I hope the Duke makes sure you do that!

    hugs and love

    Nina

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  17. Congratulations!! This is Gods work at his finest. You guys deserve all the happiness that is to follow. Enjoy that baby girl, she's a true blessing

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  18. Congrats on your little baby girl! So happy for you

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  19. Congratulations <3. Can't wait to hear more about your little girl.

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  20. I'm so happy for you guys. Congrats!

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  21. Congratulations - How very wonderful.

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  22. Congrats EsMay! Such Wonderful news!
    I wonder if there's a way we can tell babies not to come out the wrong way? Bubs was posterior……. its kills!!!

    Callie

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  23. Congrats, EsMay. Wonderfull news.
    Enjoy every second of your new life. ...

    Hugs,
    Mona Lisa

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  24. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so so so happy for you, The Duke & your little angel! I am so sorry you had such a tough delivery but praise God you both came out of it just fine & now it is behind you & you can just bask in the glow of baby love!!!
    Take good care of yourself!
    Love,
    Scarlet ; )

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  25. I am just thrilled for you. I thought of you the other day and wondered how you were doing. Prayed for you guys and the little one. Such a blessing and I am so happy to hear how prayers were answered. Enjoy that precious bundle.

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  26. Oh Esmay I am so happy for you!! Your prayers have been answered and you and Duke are going to be the best parents around. Your precious little girl is one lucky child. God bless you all and sending prayers your way that your lives will continue to be blessed. Hugs and much Love! Labybrittany

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  27. Oh Esmay I am so happy for you!! Your prayers have been answered and you and Duke are going to be the best parents around. Your precious little girl is one lucky child. God bless you all and sending prayers your way that your lives will continue to be blessed. Hugs and much Love! Labybrittany

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  28. So happy for you...wishing you all the joy in the world :-) Hugs

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  29. Congratulations!!!!! I'm so very, very happy for you and the Duke!!! :)

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  30. Congratulations! I know she is such a blessing. So happy for you both!

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  31. A little late, but huge congratulations! Hope you are enjoying that sweet baby!

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  32. Congratulations Es May and the Duke! I'm so happy for both of you! Welcome to your precious little girl.

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