Thursday, February 25, 2010

Stella K Smith
February 12 2010
7lbs 15 oz 20 in

Stella with Grandma Kay. I couldn't wait to put her flowers in her hair!


The proudest brothers EVER! Chandler keeps telling me Stella can't stay in pajamas(onesies) forever. He wants her to wear her cute skirts! Brody just loves to kiss her and keeps saying "Pretty baby Stella." I don't think its possible to "over love" a baby but these boys definetely are coming close!

We can't decide who she will look like? All we know is we love her just the way she is!!

We are so happy Stella is finally here! I thought this day would never come! Thurs the 11th I started having labor pains at about 10:00 pm. I took a hot bath to see if they would subside and they didn't! I laid down for about an hour timing them and sure enough it was the real deal! I got to the hospital at 11:30 and was completely ready for the epidural! I had my epidural and everything was down hill from there. The nurse checked me at one point and I was only a 7. About 20 min later she came in to check me again and little miss Stella had decided to start coming out without any of us knowing! They called the Dr and we just waited there until he arrived. 1 contraction and 2 pushes later she made her debut! She arrived at 3:47 am on February the 12th! She has a ton of dark hair and is simply adorable! Its amazing how instantly I just loved her and felt that motherly bond! She has been an incredible baby so far and is such a sweet heart. I just love to hold her and give her kisses. I am so happy to have my little girl here so healthy and perfect!!

12 comments:

Janette said...

We cannot wait to meet her and our so glad she's finally here too. She is so cute! Love the post!

The Smith's said...

Oh Rikki~ She is beautiful! I think she looks like a dark version of you. At least from the pictures. I just picture that is what you looked like when you were little, ,but blonde. She sure is cute! Can't wait to meet her! Congrats!

Ashley and Cody said...

We are sure glad little Stella is here too, and we can't wait to meet her very soon!! I love what a proud mom you are, and you will love having a little girl. She is beautiful and I love how much your boys love her. She is lucky to have two big brothers who will do a great job of watching over her. I'm glad she is being such a good baby for you. Can't wait to see you guys soon!! It's so exciting we both had our special little girls on the same day.

Brad & Beth said...

Congrats!!!! She is adorable!!! I LOVE the pic of Kay holding her!!! SO Precious!
Her cute big brothers are going to be her amazing body guards all through life!!! I always wanted older brothers! Lucky Stella!!

NAT said...

She is so beautiful! From the pictures, it looks like she has Todd's eyes, but the rest of her is you. You will LOVE having a girl. They are so sweet and fun. Congrats!

Our Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Stella is beautiful, gotta LOVE those cheeks! Our baby Oliver was born the same day. How fun for cousins to share a birthday!

katesmith said...

It is such a relief when these little ones arrive and they are healthy and doing so well. So sorry you had the set back with the spinal headache. No Fun! Stella is a beautiful little doll! I could have stayed and held her forever. The boys sure love her and they will be protective of her forever...

Cara Rigby said...

Congrats you guys! We are so excited and she is so precious!

Cassidy & Shawn Marshall said...

yeah for stella- she is so adorable! I was so glad i could come see you two at the hospital it was a whole new experience. thanks for letting me come- love the bows in her hair, so cute!

shawfamily said...

Congrats.. she's really here now wow that's crazy she's beautiful and just perfect.. I kinda think she looks more like brody... or your hubby.. :) I'm so glad your delivery was easy.. that makes things so much better right? i'm so jealous of that sweet cuddely sleepy baby stage I miss that so much it flys by way too fast.. enjoy every minute.. please let me know a day that i can drop off dinner for you guys.. have a good day.. enjoy your sweet little baby

Candiss said...

She is so sweet! That's great that your boys are so sweet to her, and how great to have such a short labor! Aren't girls fun!

Shannon said...

Yeah Congratulations!