Saturday, March 31, 2012

Our Little River Jane

She was born on Monday, at 11:17.
8 lbs. 3 0z.
20 1/4 inches long

About 6 hours of labor, my first epidural (oh HEAVEN that was AMAZING!).
Every time I see my doctor, I like him more and more. He was fantastic, the nurses were great, the anesthesiologist was a superstar.
No complications, unless you count the umbilical cord snapping so the doc had to deliver my placenta by reaching in and digging it out... (again, good thing I had that epidural, oh my goodness)
After a couple of nights with no sleep, she is sleeping great, eating great, and we are all adjusting pretty well.

Happy, happy.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Baby Shower!

My baby shower was on Saturday - and this is the invitation that was sent out to everyone. The invitation, I must add, that I did not see.
So when I showed up,

and my hostess slash dear friend Hannah was dressed like this,

I was a little shocked! She immediately presented me with a bonnet and gloves to wear (thank HEAVEN I was wearing a cute long skirt!) and led me to the back yard where there were tables set up with tea sets and small sandwiches and all good things.

Everyone came in some state of dressed up - shawls and gloves and dresses; it was so great!

And, everyone who came had a fantastic time. There was much talk about making Jane Austen Tea Parties a permanent fixture in our lives.
Hannah had several plain onesies available, and lots of pretty fabric, and everyone cut out a pattern and used fabric glue to make baby River a lovely onesie!

She also had this one: with Mr. Darcy's proposal on it!!

I was also presented with a new copy of Pride and Prejudice, which everyone had written a note in for the baby. Her first copy!
I will be reading this to her in the hospital, oh yes.

I told my mom all about it and she summed up the day perfectly, "Aww. You have the best friends." I do. I really, really do.