Friday, August 01, 2008

She's here! Finally! Sadie Marie has joined us!

Hi everybody. I only have time and energy for a quick update but I wanted to let you know that Sadie Marie arrived on August 1, 2008 at 12:16 p.m. (Amsterdam time) after a 26 hour active labor by none other than me. We were sent home from the hospital at 3:00 and are getting settled in. Now THATs a big difference from the US I know. All I had to do was eat a meal (yeah 26 hours of labor, give me 4 meals please) take a shower without fainting and pee and they gave me the go ahead. My midwife will come to the house over the next 10 days to check me and the baby and we also have an in home nurse who will come every day to help with the baby for 3 hours every day for 8 days.

She has a head full of black hair, weighed 8.8 pounds (4 kilos) and I don't think they ever measured her length though. She is just absolutely beautiful and has the longest fingers I've ever seen on a baby. She actually looks a lot like my niece Ryleigh when she was born which is perfect because Ry was a beauitufl baby! We are just in awe of her and I can't quit staring. It's so surreal to actually have her here with us. I bawled like a baby as soon as they placed her on my chest and I will have to say, there were tears in Marco's eyes throughout the day. Of course, being a weeper, I've cried off and on all day, tears of absolute elation.

My water birth did not work out as planned at all not due to any factor except that I just didn't like it in the pool. I will give a ery detailed explination of my birthstory at a later time, gore and all. I will say now though, I have a sore throat from screaming.

Sadie's a calling. Thanks so much for everything readers! You're ther best!

32 comments:

Amy said...

Hurrraayyy!! Congrats! Can't wait to see pics!!

amy said...

This rocks! Best blog update today

becoming-mom said...

Yay!!! Welcome to the world Sadie.
Ariana
(MrsJeffsWife2B)

Kristen said...

Hurray!!! Welcome Sadie!!!!!

Janine said...

Congrats Sarah!!! Welcome Sadie. Looking forward to the pics.

Melissa said...

We are beyond thrilled for you Sarah and Marco!! Welcome baby Sadie! Love, Melissa, Martin and Patrick (germanwife2be)

Ariella said...

Congrats on your new little girl!

-kittylove (from the nest)

Riley & Tiki said...

Yay, she's here!! Congratulations!!!!!

GeorgieGirl said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

Ellen said...

Woo hoo!!!! Congratulations, Sarah & Marco!!! Welcome to the outside world, Sadie :) You are a queen, Sarah, way to go with that growing a human life, thing ;) Enjoy your time with you little one -- we are all so happy for you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Welcome baby Sadie!!! Best wishes. Nap when she does!

Jill said...

YAY! Congrats, mommy, and happy birthday, Sadie!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the birth story and see pictures! Hope you're getting some rest!

Anne (clintsbabe from the IN board)

Holly said...

Congratulations and welcome Sadie! So happy for you guys. Enjoy your little bundle of joy. All the best.
(IN: kahleorourke)

Leah (Highland, IL) said...

Congratulations - what a beautiful day to be born! I can't wait to hear Sadie's birth story and see some pics - rest up!!! Love ya!

~Jess said...

Sarah! Congrats to you and Marcos! I can't wait to see Sadie!

I'm so happy for you guys!!

Leah...again said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Sadie - Happy Birthday to you! I was up from 3:30 to 4:30am thinking about you guys!

becklette said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! congratulations!

Amy said...

Congrats!!!!

Salsera Gringuita said...

Sarah and Marco, congratulations!! I know you're so proud, and so happy. I've been checking back in on you daily, and what a lovely way to start a new month, with a new little life, a small part of both of you! Blessings to both of you, and looking forward to hearing all about your beautiful baby girl.
all the very best from SC
Leigh

Anonymous said...

Hey Sarah,
Congrats! Im so happy for you guys and cant wait to see pics of my new cousin! Love you!
Lissa

AGirlWorthLosing said...

I am so overwhelming happy for you all. Love to all of you. Enjoy this amazing time with you little girl Sadie Marie!

alcyone said...

I grabbed my laptop as soon as I woke up hoping to see this post and I did! Yaaaay!!!! :D Welcome to the world, Sadie!

andrea said...

Yay! Welcome to Sadie! Enjoy every minute of it now, it goes fast :)

Melissa said...

Congratulations Sarah and Marco!
from aka cash-n-zoe

Karen said...

Our family tree sure is growing! Another granddaughter to add to a branch...and a beautiful one at that! I'm so happy for you both and can't wait to hold her in my arms! love, Mom

lifeshouldbestereo said...

CONGRATULATIONS and well done to both of you! I'm glad to hear everyone is well and happy.
Welcome Sadie!

Erin said...

I knew it! I go off for 3 days with no access to a computer and she comes;)

Congratulations to you and Marco...while I don't know you personally, I've been following your blog (fellow Nestie) and your struggle. You both deserved this and it's so awesome that your day finally came!!!!!:)

Nisha said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you both : )

Kandi said...

Congratulations! Although I don't know you IRL, I have followed your blog forever and I am so happy for you and your family. She is beautiful.

Rachel Mobley said...

WOOOO-HOOOOOO!! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hold the little wonder! Isn't being a MOM the best thing in the world!! Love you and Miss you! Love, Rachel

Margret Ervin said...

Hello, We are strangers to you but we saw the birth announcement of Sadie Marie in the newspaper while we were on vacation in Spain. We were very surprised to see our daughters name in the paper. Our daugher Sadie Marie was born on July 2nd 1995 in Spokane Washington, USA. We used to live in the US and my husband is American and I am Dutch and we are now living in Holland. Congratulations on the birth on your baby girl and enjoy every moment. Before you know it she will be 13!!
Margret Ervin