Wednesday, September 02, 2009

She's here!

The Bradsteins are pleased to announce that 3B's baby sister was born this morning at 3:50 a.m. She weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Mama's contractions started at about 5 p.m. yesterday, and we came to the hospital at about 10:30 p.m. We might not have come so early, but with Mama being positive for Group B Strep, we wanted to ensure that we got two doses of antibiotics into Mama before baby girl arrived. We just barely managed to do that because we had to wait four hours between doses.

For the record, hypnobirthing was fine for awhile, and then the epidural was fine for the duration. As for after birth, being under the french fry lights was OK, but laying on Mama's belly or being swaddled in someone's arms is much better.

Whose idea was this?

Her eyes are blue, like her brother's were, but his changed to a handsome brown, so who knows what hers will be. Her hair appears to be blond. Or brown. Depends on the light and who's looking. Her eyebrows and eyelashes are certainly light blond, however.


Her tiny feet are cute. So are her tiny hands, which came equipped with long fingernails, which she's already used to scratch herself several times.

Sleeping on Grammy's lap

So far she loves to sleep in her Grammy's lap--or just about anywhere--and eat, which is exactly as it should be. She's nursed a few times for quite awhile with a strong latch from the get go, which is nice for Mama and Papa. One less thing to worry about.

First walk with big brother

She also loves her big brother, who loves her right back. He wasn't too sure about holding her or kissing her, but he did love taking her for a walk. It's also pretty cool that when he comes to visit her, he gets to go into the special secret room to get juice for Mama and himself.

More later, after we all get caught up on, you know, in 12 years or so.

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  1. What a beautiful girl!

    Thanks for the pictures and the updates. 3B looks like a wonderful brother so far. I am glad to know that I am almost up to the catching up on sleep stage by your estimates. Good luck with that.

  2. Congratulations, Bradsteins! She is lovely, and I'm glad she decided to put in an appearance on her own terms!

  3. Outstanding, Red Team, outstanding! (Get you a case of beer for that!) Thanks for the additional photos. I can't wait to see the real thing, though I fear she'll be bigger by the time I do see her.

    Much love to the whole family!

    --Uncle Brother #2

  4. What a Beautiful Baby Girl. I think she is a keeper. Thanks for the seeing big brother with her.

    Congratulations again.

    Love to all of you.


    I am still trying to catch up on sleep and it has been going on for 22 years... so good luck with that 12 year plan.

  5. whooooooo congrats.....thanks for sharing your great news. We are so happy for you all! She is so beautiful. We wish we could be there
    to help out with the new puce mouse~

    Love and miss you a lot!
    "Kool and the Gang" W,G,Q,C,& MOO.

  6. Anonymous8:46 PM

    She is beautiful -- and very much like 3B. I guess when you get a good combination, it's good to stick with it!

    Bummer about the antibiotics, but probably for the best.

  7. Congratulations I am so excited for all of you.

  8. YAY! Congrats on a beautiful baby girl ...

  9. Whoo-Who! She looks fabulous! She has 3B's lips. Glad she decided to come out and play on her own terms. And, by the way, I'm still trying to catch up on my sleep.
    Much love to all.

  10. Anonymous11:54 PM

    Congratulations -- rest up and enjoy the new addition!

  11. Congratulations to you both!

    She looks beautiful!

  12. Congratulations. She is beautiful.

  13. Happy Belated Congratulations to the entire Bradstein family. What a beautiful new addition to your family.

  14. Congratulations! Our second boy came in at the same weight the day before.