01 April 2013

she's not a tadpole anymore.

Now she is ELIZABETH!

Elizabeth Hope was born at 4:40 AM on Good Friday. It was hard, hard work but we did it! She weighed 9 lb 10 oz and stretched to 21.5 inches long, with a 14.5 inch head. Yeah, I'm a little sore. :) I honestly feel great though (for such a chunky baby, she took less than an hour of pushing, and even though I tore a bit I'm healing surprisingly quickly).

The sweetest.
We came home from the birth center Friday around noon, and since then I have just lounged about ordering my husband and other family members to do things for me. We have feasted upon steak, pot roast, and chicken stew, and a key lime pie await us in the fridge, so life leaves little to be desired. :) Everybody's been very kind and Elizabeth is doing superbly.

She opens her eyes only rarely but when she does, they are the most beautiful thing in the world.

Jared has off all week, so you had better believe that there are some good quotes coming down the pipeline. I leave you with this one, from Daddy to Ellie:

"Yep, you're our little bundle of joy . . . and crying and pooping."


  1. So precious!
    And I like "Ellie" much better than "tadpole" :)

  2. Congratulations Rebekah and Jared! There is nothing sweeter than a baby! ...Also, I'm a big fan of the name. :)

  3. What a beautiful baby and name! Congraaaaats!

  4. What a Good Friday indeed!!!!!


    Also, you look super skinny already. Just sayin.'

    1. Well thank you :) I think it's because almost half the weight I gained was baby! haha. Birth: the instant weight loss plan.

  5. Glory to God! Welcome, little Elizabeth!
    My first baby was over 9#, too. Good job, Mom!