On Sunday, March 11th, we welcomed our newest family member.
Amalia Rachael Emily Benham.
It all began Saturday morning. I had signs of labor but we had the Pinewood Derby so I hoped she would wait. And of course, she did.
Contractions started coming in very slowly and Mummy and Binx came over. We hung out, and hung out, and hung out and the contractions weren't getting stronger but slowly moving closer together. We all finally took naps then we started hanging out again. Finally at 12am we decided to go to the hospital.
3 cm dilated and I was admitted. Kindle, my bff of course came to the hospital as well. All our biggest supporters were there.
Waiting for Baby
Last moments before birth
My contractions never got intense before the epidural kicked in, thank goodness. Somehow my left side didn't kick in so I could feel it all on that side, but because I have back labor and I couldn't feel pain in my back, it wasn't bad at all, it actually felt good. My doctor walked in and literally 3 minutes later took her gloves off and walked out. I want to do this again and again and again! I love having babies, I was made for this.
Amalia was born at 10:36am. The first thing I thought when I saw her is, GREEN EYES! She is identical to John. And when I say identical, she looks just like him, exactly like him. Very cute. I tell him, good thing I love the way you look!
Checking out her green eyes for the first time.
We are enjoying every single moment right now. I am trying to hold on to every memory. I will definitely be updating with more and more and MORE pictures of our little sweetheart.