Monday, June 23, 2008

The longest day of the year --- the trailer

This is just the very short version. A longer version to come, I promise! You know, I wouldn't want to pass up sharing all the drama.

Little Butterfly is a beautiful baby girl! We welcomed her to the Interesting Times Gang on Friday night at 11:36pm. She was 8 lbs 6 oz and 21" long. We had a pretty traumatic birth and I am not ready yet to talk about it. The short version is it didn't work out the way I hoped, but LB didn't seem to suffer for it. We labored at home for 8 hours, transported when progression stopped and heart tones dropped. After 6 hours in the care of Dr. Wonderful (he came in just for us) and no progress, LB was born via cesarean birth.

We have picked a first name but are still deciding on the middle name. I think for the blog world I will just continue to call her Little Butterfly.

Thank you for all your support, congratulations and comments. It means a great deal.

Oh . . . we are over the moon and could not be happier! We have a baby!

52 comments:

Busted said...

Congratulations!!!

MrsSpock said...

Congrats on the birth of your long-awaited daughter! I know how it feels to end up with the c-section when you have prepared for something so different. The first few weeks were tough afterwards- but it gets so very much better. Welcome Little Butterfly!

Freyja said...

Hugest, sincerest congratulations Kami!

The Town Criers said...

Congratulations, Kami!

Amber said...

Congratulations. All that matter is that she is here and healthy.

kay said...

welcome Little Butterfly Girl!!!

Congrats on your beautiful daughter!!

Having had a c-section I understand what you are going thru...keep walking as much as you can!!

familyoftwo98 said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your daughter! How wonderfully exciting. I am however sorry she didn't cooperate with the home birth...but THRILLED that in the end she is here, and everyone is happy and healthy! WOO HOO.

Lori said...

You're a MAMA to your DAUGHTER!

So happy for you and Brad.

Can't wait to hear more, when you're ready and well rested. In about 2020.

That's a joke. Kind of.

G said...

YAY!! Congrats!

Fertilized said...

Kami - I am sitting here in tears! Congrats to You and Brad on the Little Butterfly!

Pam said...

Congratulations Kami & Brad!!! That's wonderful news!

Trace said...

Congratulations!!!

Sue said...

Congratulations - I look forward to hearing the full story.

Cindy said...

Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl!

loribeth said...

Congratulations!!

Working Girl said...

Congratulations on the birth of Little Butterfly!!! Rest up and recover well!!! The whole story can wait alittle longer!

Amy said...

Congratulations Kami & Brad! The birth story can wait...enjoy these first days with LB.

Lisa said...

Oh, congratulations!!! And, welcome Little Butterfly!!

RJ said...

Thanks so much for updating!!! Glad to hear that everyone is safe and healthy. Enjoy your days and nights, as they blur together. I suspect that you are experiencing the happiest days of your life so far, and full of tears! It was an adventure getting PG, so why not have an adventure with the birth, eh?
XOXOXOX--Rebecca

I Believe in Miracles said...

Congratulations!! That's awesome awesome news.

Truck Driver Wife said...

Congrats!

katedaphne said...

Congratulations Kami!!!!
I'm sorry the borth didn't go as you had hoped and planned, but as others have said, the most important thing is she is HERE and you are both WELL! I guess you can consider this Little Butterfly's first act of rebellion against her parents!
Much love, kate

katedaphne said...

uh, BIRTH, not borth, oops! :-)

luna said...

oh kami, how wonderful! congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful little butterfly! and welcome to the world, LB-girl -- how long your parents have waited to hold you!

Pamela Jeanne said...

SOOOOO happy for you. Just delighted that Little Butterfly is here ;-)

tickintime said...

Congrats!!!

singletracey said...

CONRATS!! Welcome to the world Little Butterfly!!

Miss Conception said...

Congratulations, Kami!

hope548 said...

Congratulations!!!

Geohde said...

Oh Kami :)

Congratulations again.

I'm sorry it didn't go quite as planned, but thrilled that everything ended well with backup and the safe delivery of LB. That's the most important thing.

SO happy for you,

J

stacyb said...

welcome to the world little butterfly!

congratulations kami and brad!

Kim said...

Wonderful news!! Congrats!

Summer said...

Great news! Congratulations!

Ryan's Mommy said...

Wonderful! Just wonderful! I hope that you will post a photo of your sweet baby girl. Congratulations.

daisy said...

My deepest heartfelt congratulatoins to both of you.
Daisy

Marthavmuffin said...

OH that is such good news. Welcome little miss butterfly!

midlife mommy said...

Welcome to the world, little one. The most important thing is that she's finally here! Great job, mom.

Skerry said...

A lurker de-lurking for this wonderous post. I have been rooting for you ever since I found your blog a few months ago. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter Little Butterfly....You are a Mom and Brad is a Dad!!! I am sooo happy for your family!

theclam said...

Kami! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Welcome to the world Little Butterfly :)

niobe said...

Welcome, LB!

But I'm sorry to hear that things didn't go the way you had hoped. I know, despite the fact that you have a beautiful baby girl, that that must be difficult.

Tina said...

Congratulations!

Trina said...

I am crying tears of happiness for you, your hubby & of course LB! Congrats.

trina

Bee Cee said...

Wow, I have tears in my eyes. A huge congrats to you all. Love xox

Laurie said...

Congratulations Kami! I'm so very happy for you! I'm sorry that things did not go as planned. Things will get better in a few weeks. Give your sweet baby a kiss for me.

Michell said...

Congrats and welcome little butterfly. I'm sorry it didn't work the way you wanted but I'm glad that she is here and well.

Irish Girl said...

Congratulations, Kami :)

Foreverhopeful said...

Just wanted to say Congratulations on your little butterfly KAMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Sorry to hear the birth wasn't the way you expected.

Flo said...

Kami and Brad, congratulations on the arrival of your daughter! It must be amazing to finally hold her in your arms.

Little butterfly, welcome to the world!

katedaphne said...

Hey Kami! Left you a little gift over on my blog, come by and visit when you are up to it. Hugs!!!

Ann said...

Congratulations! I will eagerly await the birth story. I'm so sorry it didn't turn out hte way you hoped it would.

Jill said...

Kami - I'm so thrilled for you and Brad and LB!! I'm sorry the birth wasn't what you expected... I hope you're recovering well and feeling great soon.

Frenchie said...

I am so late--sorry! CONGRATULATIONS!!! How wonderful! You have a baby girl! So amazing. SO happy for you. Sorry about the C-section. xxo