Thursday, May 17, 2007

I'm Here!

So much for a countdown.

My contractions had begun at about 5 pm on the 15th but were very irregular and some were much less extreme than others. The "real" ones were about 20 minutes apart. But I still wasn't totally sure if I was truly in labor and I really didn't want to be sent home from the hospital. So I rested and they sort of slowed. An hour and a half later I walked around, and they picked back up. I was in labor.

Steven's parents pulled into our drive way at 8 pm (after getting a little lost on the VERY confusing TX roads - they all have about 3 different names around here). By then, the contractions were about 10 minutes apart.

We showed them around the house, grabbed my overnight bag and we were at the hospital by 9 pm.

Four hours later ... at 12:54 am




We had a



21 inch long



8 lb



Beautiful baby...




GIRL!


Please allow me to introduce:

Olivia Kay


Almost a 7 pounder


Bradley deciding the name of the baby.
We gave him two options and he didn't hesitate a bit.

Proud big sister

LOOK AT ALL MY HAIR!

The boys are now out numbered!

20 comments:

Terica said...

I AM SO EXCITED!!! WHAT A SWEETIE!!! She is so beautiful and so fun. AND she is so lucky to have such a great mama and family. Congrats to you all!

Bonnie and Brian Wayne said...

WOAH!!!! COngrats!!!!! I can't believe you were just in labor - your pics are still gorgeous!!! I love the name too - Olivia - good job Bradley!!

Natalie* said...

CONGRATULATIONS M*S!! Such a beautiful little girl - well chosen name and the lovely locks are reflective of her momma - you M* ladies always look so great - can't wait to see more!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations Mindy & family! She's beautiful! (Although I've become partial to babies with full heads of hair...) And I'm impressed that you can give birth and blog the very same day!

Emma said...

Congrats on the new baby girl. She is so cute! Can't wait to see and hear more!

Tara said...

Wow!!! I'm so happy for you! I can't believe Steven's parents got there with such good timing...what an incredible story! She's gorgeous!!!

Leslie said...

wow, you look absolutely beautiful! sounds like olivia's in a hurry to get somewhere, she's perfect!
congrats! love the name. :)

Audrey said...

Congrats on your beautiful new baby girl! Hope everything is going well!

Megan said...

Congratulations on a beautiful baby girl!

John said...

Nice Pics!

Who is the hottie in the hospital gown?

As far as being outnumbered . . . poor Big B and Stetzo. Boys are suckas!

Lori said...

Oh she is beautiful!! Congratulations! I love the name. Sydney picked Makayla's name the same way. We had two options and she didn't even have to think about it. I am so happy for you guys! Mindy you look great!!!!!!!!!! can't wait to see you guys again.

JoLynn Cowan Hancock said...

Congrats Mindy. She is beaufitul. I have 6 1/2 weeks to go. We are having a girl as well. Lauren is so excited. I am so happy for you and your cute family. Keep up the blogging - I enjoy reading what you are all up to.
CONGRATS!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! I was so excited to see your blog today-- hooray for little girls! Y'all look so happy, and I'm happy for you. Keep us updated!

Ashley said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

tara said...

Congratulations McMonkeys! Maybe we'll get to see her this summer?!

Julianne said...

Congratulations - she is very beautiful!

Korrin said...

That is so neat. She is very beautiful. Congratulations. And you still look awesome even after having a baby.

Angela said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby girl!

annie said...

congratulations!! go girls! love the name.

Audra said...

Mindy! I just saw the news! Congratulations! Oh how I wish I could see her in person. She is gorgeous! And you are looking so good yourself. How do you do it right after having a baby? Tell me the secret because heaven knows I don't know it yet. All my hospital pictures are terrible! Anyway, I am just so happy for you guys. You are the best!

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