Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sophie Photo Shoot

My dear friend Joanna lovingly took these amazing photos of our newest addition. Sophie continues to amaze me. She is a dream baby. Hardly cries, sleeps pretty good (for a newborn who still eats every 2.5 hours) and is the best cuddler. Her siblings are as much in love with her as her parents are.  I feel like a little hole in my heart has been filled by this little Spirit. Its like she has always been a part of me and now I am lucky enough to hold her in my arms. 

My mom made this beautiful blanket for Sophie while I was on bed rest.
I love it and will forever cherish the hard work she put into it. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Baby Sophie Arrives

Sophie Maria LeCheminant
6lbs 14oz 19in long
born: 8:04pm

Sorry it has been Months since I last posted. It has been a very long and stressful couple of months so I do have some excuses. In short I was on bed rest for the last 9 weeks of my pregnancy. My mom moved in with us to take care of all of us. She is an angel sent from heaven! The bed rest post will come ( I have been working on it) but I feel it important to share the news of our newest arrival Sophie Maria LeCheminant! She arrived on June 6, 2011 at 8:04pm after 2.5 hours of labor. I went unmedicated with this labor and with how fast it went I highly recommend it! I didn't feel much pain because after two bad contractions little Sophie made her arrival into the world (with No DR. present). Our nurses who aided in her swift delivery were amazing and James and my mom were the best support.

This birth experience has been so different from any of my other labors. That story to come. For now I will leave you with our birth story in pictures. My mom was amazing and took tons of photos of our experience.

Last family photo of our family of 5
Last photo of me before delivery

Having a contraction. I know this is a weird photo of me but I love James' expression. He was so concerned about me. I felt so loved. 
Welcome to the world Sophie Maria

Meeting little Sophie

My favorite moment ( where dad and baby bond)

Taking photos of little Sophie with my camera phone

Our Amazing nurse Ashley who helped deliver little Sophie

My angels - little Claire was distracted for this photo

So excited to meet their new sister
Sweet baby Sophie

Mimi and her grandchildren

Big Brother Luke

Aunt Bailey and Uncle Bobby come to visit little Sophie