Sunday, June 15, 2008

The New Kid on the Blog





Baby Paisley is here to play! She joined our family on Friday, June 13 at 14:14. After a smooth labor and delivery, I have a renewed appreciation for epidurals. Once reaching the point of enough pain, I got the miracle drug and was able to relax while I fully dilated. Too bad my nap kept being interrupted by the screams of the first-time mother down the hall who, according to my nurse, repeatedly refused the epidural. Poor thing. Once I reached 10 cm, I gave just two long and hard pushes and Paisley appeared! She was 6 lbs 8 oz and 19 ¾” with a full head of long dark hair and absolutely beautiful.

Why did we name her Paisley? Because it sounded better than “Polka-Dot” or “Plaid.” Seriously, the main reason was because we just liked the name. But we also thought it was kinda special to take the “ley” from Bradley and get the “Pais” from the fact that we found out I was pregnant with her right before running my first marathon last October and she was with me to “pace/Pais” me all the way!

What a blessing to have Paisley here with us and everyone healthy. She is already an important part of our family that is now starting to be not so little. Welcome to the world, sweet P!

22 comments:

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! Adorable.

Michelle said...

Congrats! She is beautiful! I am so happy for all of you! ENJOY!

Amy said...

Yay! I've been checking your blog every five minutes to see if you had any pictures up! She's beautiful...what a lucky little girl and lucky parents!!She's great!

snbjork said...

Welcome to the world, Paisley! What a beautiful little girl!!!

I've been checking pretty regularly lately to see if you had her yet. I knew you were due sometime soon. What an exciting time for you guys. I'm so happy for you. And glad to hear that labor and delivery went so well. The pictures are awesome! =)

Jessyquita said...

I was so happy I was able to come see her at the hospital!! She is so amazingly beautiful, so sweet :) I felt the spirit so strong as you and her were laying in the sunlight of your room. Thanks for that special experience. Congrats again! Hope to see more of Paisley soon!

The Olsens

Dani said...

She is just as beautiful as I remember her! What a sweet little thing she is. She sure looks angry in that first picture. It makes me laugh. We will plan on playing soon! Hope everyone is settling in well.

julieeee said...

She is gorgeous! what a little cutie. So. Do you guys need some casseroles, snacks or dessert? Just tell Brad to let Nick know and we'll wrastle you up some grub!
Congrats!

Malea said...

May! Hurray! I'm so glad to see she arrived safely! I can't believe D and I are so far behind, but with fertility drugs I might be able to catch up! I'll let you know. Until then, I'll live vicariously through your blog. Thanks for sharing your happy event. Kisses to everyone!

J&A said...

wow!
congrats on the new addition to your family (& more importantly your blog).
I think Paisley is an adorable name!

ps. There is a chance you don't know who I am. I'm Jon Bjs little sis. ...and Randi's friend from Turlock. I've been stalking you for a while because you're family is just so darn cute.

Congrats again...nothin' like a new baby.

Tara said...

She is so beautiful...and I love her name, always have. You look great and I'm so glad the delivery went smooth. Hope things are going well now that you're back home. Try to get some rest if you can...I'll be thinking of you!-Happy Baby!

Bart's Rebecca said...

Yay! Congrats May! She is beautiful! And what an adorable name!!!

The Prigmore Family said...

Eeeeeeek! What a little beauty. I love her little face and all that hair and the cute bow and everything about her. Way to go guys! I once had a roommate named Paisley. I love that you call her Sweet P because it rhymes with choobie. Match making anyone?

PS~ Long live epidurals and all hospital administered narcotics.

OJ said...

She is so cute! Congrats Falk'n Five!

Robin said...

I love little SweetP..She IS sooo cute! I am having Galla and Finn withdrawls. And now Paisley. I am hoping you put your famous toe paintings with the new paisleys on em up on your blog. All would love to see them. Hellos to Anjanette. And, little Cousin Conner could sure use some cuzin fun soon! We are all enjoying the woods and fireflies... Miss you...and will see you at the blessing..well at least Opa. :)Love all of you soooooo much
mombin

Forsloff Familia said...

I totally understand the epidural thing...I was in heaven when I got mine!...I remember when Galla was born and how beautiful she was from day 1..looks like it runs in the family!

Trujillo family said...

She is so adorable!! Congrats!

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

hooray and congrats from us! i was one of those crazy moms who kept insisting upon no epidural until enough was enough and i got to bask in it's peacefulness and now i really think its the best way to go! :)

glad you got a nap- so important before the push. way to go mama of 3!

The Bells said...

Beautiful! Congrats!

Caroline said...

yea!! So excited for you guys! I am so glad that you had such an easy labor... I think I am going to have to give the epidural thing some more serious thought. It sounds really nice. Glad you are both happy and Healthy!!

Dani said...

Ummm... more pictures please!!!

Trishelle Duncan said...

Hey! How are you sleeping? I MADE A BLOG! I can't wait to hear more about you guys! You are a great writer!

3in3mom said...

she's darling--congrats! I love her name!