Wednesday, October 20, 2010

She's Finally Here

Mattie Jane Stinnett - born October 15, 2010

Our baby girl is five days old today and I'm just now getting around to making her birth announcement via the blogosphere.  Blame it on no sleep, my medication or the fact that even leaning up to grab my computer sends shooting pains down my legs - whatever the case, MJ deserves her blog time.

Mattie Jane was born on Friday, October 15th at 1:56 pm.  She weighed 8 lbs. 8.5 oz and measured 21.25 in.  Her head was a bit misshapen from her bumpy ride down the birth canal, but it only took a day for that to correct itself.   She is absolutely adorable and sweet as she can be.

I was fortunate to have my mom there for the birth.  Sharing that experience with her was truly special and I know it meant a lot to her to be there.  She could however work a little bit on her coaching methods.  Cracking jokes is not exactly the way to motivate a woman in pain - especially pain like that.  But it wouldn't be my mom's true presence with out that I guess.  My inner monster came out and said, "Mom - SHUT UP!"  I think we all laughed after that - or at least every one else did.

I want to follow up with MJ's birth story, but my lack of sleep is completely clouding my brain so I will wait a couple more days to do that.  But let me go ahead and warn you - the details might be disturbing so make a decision beforehand whether or not you want to go that route.  Until then...



4 comments:

Kylie said...

So glad she's finally here. Funny about your mom, I can see that playing out in my head. See you soon!

Score said...

Hope you're healing up a little, and hopefully you'll feel more normal soon. Can't wait to see you!

Clark Family Blog said...

Amanda- don't feel to bad, I told my nurse to "SHUT UP OR I WILL KICK YOU" b/c after 4 hours of pushing, she was being WAY to 'cheerleader like" and I asked MANY times for her to take it down a notch.

jack said...

congrats Amanda. I really like the name you chose for her. Very cute.