Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Here comes the sun...

She's here!
PAIGE ROSALIE CARTY

arrived yesterday on April 28th, 2009 at 2:20 pm (afternoon) after a wonderful labor (once the epidural came!).

She is 20.5 inches long and weighed in at 7 lbs. 4.5 ounces.
She is absolutely perfect!!! And she looks exactly like her daddy and has been calm, quiet, and cool as a cucumber! I'll enjoy that since it likely won't last long! (we can dream, right?)
I'll be back in a few days since I'm still at the hospital...and I'll be sure to post more photos and give you her whole birth story. Again, I LOVED that epidural!!!! I'm already married, but if I weren't, I'd consider marrying the epidural. Here are a bunch of photos from her first day so you can be properly introduced. Cheers friends! We are so grateful and thankful for your kind thoughts and loving words. We are truly SO lucky!!!!!!!!

Here I am just before we got in the car to go to the hospital...hee hee
funny

Here I am as Paige was placed on my belly right after she came out. Sorry, it's a little bloody arm there!
onmybelly

Our first family portrait while I was still finishing labor (ugh).
familyphoto1

Her first feeding with Mama!
megandpaige

Her first feeding again!
megandpaige2

Family portrait!
familyphoto2

Daddy and his little girl
chrisandpaige2

She loves her Daddy!
chrisandpaige

And finally, her face (sort of) Yummy hand!!!
paigeandhand

She's trying to focus and was looking all around. She went off for her first sponge-bath not long after this!
paige

I hope this helps tide everyone over and that you enjoyed the photos. We took a million but wanted to show you some favorites. As for her hair, she's business in the front and party in the back with light brown fuzz on top and then it's much longer and brown in the back and sides. Very cute! And I'm biased, I know. :)
See you soon friends! And thank you again for all your love.

37 comments :

Bea said...

Congratulations!! she's adorable! you look great, and that was a pretty fast labor (all things considered). So happy for you guys.

Adel Carlock said...

Aww Meg, I'm sitting here crying looking at these photos! She is absolutely perfect. I am so happy for you and Chris. She is finally here and now the adventure begins. My best to all three of you!

Stephanie said...

Adorable. I had a feeling her name was Paige, which I absolutely love. Sounds like everything went great -- less than 12 hours (I can only hope for mine to go that quickly)! You all look great and SO happy. Congrats again!

Jesse said...

What an adorable face! Many, many congratulations to your new little family. Rest up and enjoy your babymoon :)

The Kanter's said...

She is just precious! I love all of the pictures and the name is adorable. I'm glad you got the epidural, it is heaven! No one is giving out gold stars or presents for natural child birth anyway, so honestly what is the point?! :)

Congrats to you and your family. Ready or not, welcome to the whirl wind of a newborn!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the both of you. She's an angel. I'm sure you guys will be excellent parents.

Great pictures. We're looking forward to meeting Paige!

- Beth and Mike Yagodzinski

Fritz and Kobe said...

SO Awesome! Congrats.

fishbaby said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!!!

Diana said...

Aww, she's beautiful! Congratulations on your new little family!

Lor said...

So happy for you! Reminds me of my little Violette's birth not so long ago :). Thank you for sharing the news!

My Tiny World said...

yay!!! she is just perfect you were right!
Congratulations to both of you! You look so so happy in the family portrait!
Thank you for showing us Paige! Love the name too!
Sabrina

Lor said...

So she has a mullet, wow :). I hope we'll see a photo of her hair next time.

Megan said...

Thanks for sharing your story and photos! Paige is beautiful! I am so glad that the delivery went well.

peesticksandstones said...

Congrats!!!! What a beautiful family you guys make.

Thanks for sharing the fantastic photos, too -- I totally got all teary seeing that one where they laid Paige right on your chest. Anticipating that exact moment is pretty much all that gets me through the day lately.

It's amazing how something that happens to hundreds of thousands of people around the world every day can also be so freaking remarkable, with each and every instance.

Wishing you guys all the best!

Anonymous said...

Congrat, Carty family (doesn't that have a nice ring to it?) - Kevin, Quinn and I are so thrilled for you. She does look a lot like her proud papa. Enjoy getting to know your angel.
- Erin Meyers

Joy said...

AH! Congrats, she really is perfect...and love the name, how wonderful for you!! :) I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself!

Kellie said...

Congrats!

Adhi Potoba said...

Congratulations Megan. She's precious. Do extend my congrats to the father as well!

Anonymous said...

So very, very happy for you all! Congratulations, MOMMY!!!

--Soper

Anonymous said...

Well done! I've been following your blog out of both baby-related and design-related interest throughout my pregnancy (I'm 26 weeks now). Enjoy life with your beautiful baby!

Chere Amie said...

I was so excited to see this just now! congratulations!!! She is beautiful!

Jersey Girl in DC said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful! My favorite pic is the last one - so cute! Hope you're feeling okay!

Shyanyan said...

She is precious!!! And you are glowing (as always)! Congratulations to your little family.

sue mahoney said...

oh congratulations!!! makin me all weepy. you all look so happy and healthy. dream come true. can't wait to meet her. enjoy!!!

Traci said...

Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! I'm beyond excited for you guys that she is here and in your arms. Amazing. And Paige is a beautiful name!

(btw...April 28th is my birthday too!)

EmmyLizzy said...

How lovely! Congratulations on that beautiful little one - she is gorgeous. Be sure to keep posting lots of pictures that will keep me appeased until my first little one (also a little P - for Phoebe!) arrives in 13 weeks.

Bespoke Press said...

just beautiful, so very happy for you!!

Anonymous said...

YEA!!!!!!!!!! She is so cute. And she looks so content. I am so happy that this day has finally come to fruition. Congratulations to you, Chris and PAIGE!!!

--Theresa S.

amyks said...

Congratulations...she is so beautiful and you look amazing. Now the real fun begins :)Much love to all.

Jordan said...

I find it strange to feel so overjoyed for someone I've never met but I am. I have been following your blog throughout my pregnancy, primarily because I loved seeing your nursery on ohdeedoh. 3 weeks ago, we lost our little boy at 28 weeks. We are devastated, but I have hope reading your story and knowing that after the pain of loss there can be a happy ending. Give that sweet baby a hug for me. Congratulations and wishing you all the best!

good thoughts said...

She is SO beautiful Meg! We are so thrilled for you and Chris! Congratulations!
Love to all three of you!!!
Ro and Jon

++Anna++ said...

You look incredible! Hope I look that beautiful after I have given birth! Many blessings! XX

Aevan Arts said...

congrats, what a sweetie!

B and C said...

Congratulations and thank you! We have never met, but your blog has given me hope. There isn't much out there for those of us with "structural" issues and knowing that you have a beautiful daughter makes me think it just may be possible for my hubby and me. Thanks for sharing your story and best wishes for the future.

Heather said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations! It's the best, isn't it???

alicia said...

ahh congrats sweetie! she is sooo precious! i can't believe how much our girls look alike, you are soo right! crazyness! they are the cutest things ever i think :)

fattyamy said...

I only stumbled upon your blog yesterday, and have promptly gone through and read the whole thing. It's so wonderful to see how loved this child is, congratulations.

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