Monday, October 23, 2006

Thanksgiving a little early, Part II

Elliott has already given you lots of early Halloween treats with pictures of little Sophie Carla. I have been trying to upload pictures for 3 days now, but blogger is not cooperating.

I had Elliott take a sideview picture of me the night before Sophie was born... it is so amazing to me that she was in my tummy as big and cute and fuzzy as she is... How do babies fit?

We are so excited to finally have her with us, in arms. She is a very sweet baby, the first of my newborns to actually sleep, like I have always heard newborns do! She is also a great nurser, and has probably gained back all of her initial weight loss. I was so suprised when the nurse weighed her at birth and told us she was 8 lbs 5 oz... At a week early, I expected her to be smaller. Emma was a week late (!) and she was only 7 lbs 5 oz, or something like that.

The 3 other munchkins could not love her more. The first thing they said after church yesterday was, "Where's Sophie?" It has been so much fun to see how they react to her.

Although it was painful, this was my easiest labor and delivery... and also recovery. I don't feel like I can run a marathon, but I also do not feel like I have been hit by a truck, which is usually how I feel for a couple of days. I think I did a much better job of relaxing through my contractions this time.

All in all, we are a happy family. I feel so complete now that Sophie is with us, and am glad she decided to join us early!


stephanie said...

yay for sophie! we can't wait to see her fuzziness in person next month! i am glad you are feeling well. you are amazing!

joojierose said...

a huge congratulations from provo! i'm so happy it went well and you are all so healthy. such a blessing. can't wait to see you all in a month!

Leslie said...

she is so beautiful ginger, i can't wait to watch her change through the magic of blogs. :) you and elliott have such wonderful children, how lucky sophie is to be so loved. she'll have such a fun life. love you!

Pa said...

so glad to hear that you are both doing so well. another miracle in our family - and another blessing. may we never take them for granted. can't wait to see the little fuzziness.

Carla said...

I can hardly wait to see Sophie. Hopefully she will only sleep when I'm busy washing dishes, plumping your pillows and feeding you chocolates..then when I'm through with that, I can hold her! :)
Really looking forward to seeing all the Parkers, big and small.

Jenny said...

Sophie is beautiful! I'm so glad we get to see blog pictures of her. We'll have to figure out a way to see all of you before Sophie is walking and talking! :)

Barbara said...

Ginger I am so glad you are feeling so well. I think you had the answer this time and it was relax. I remember my doctor telling me that and the practicing I did. Consequently my labor was always very short like 20 minutes with Dan. Anyway you had a beautiful precious "little" bundle and I just wish I could hold and snuggle her. But,pictures will have to do.
Love you

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! WOW - can't wait to see photos of Sophie! Thinking of you and your family here in the Bay Area!