Introducing Stella Condesa deBree

Born on Monday, December 6th at 3:24 pm. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces of perfection.

My labor wasn't too long, as labors go. And it went as smoothly as we could have hoped. Contractions started at 9:30pm last Sunday night at about 10 minutes apart. I labored at home until morning, and then went into the hospital where we learned I was already six centimeters dilated and was then moved into a labor room where I focused my breathing through hours of waves of strong contractions. I progressed to 10 centimeters, and pushed for 2 hours until Stella made a squawking appearance. I surprised myself. I made it through. And I was able to make it through without an epidural.

I've been recovering from the labor, resting, feeding, eating the delicious food my mom is preparing for us, and just gazing at our little Stella all week. She is endlessly entertaining, infinitely beautiful, amazingly well-tempered (knock on wood), and our own little piece of heaven.

Here are some pictures of our girl:

Stella Condesa, born 12.6.10 @ 3:24pm
Just born, and me, her proud mama.

Stella taking a little nap
Taking a nap.

Stella 3 days old
Stella, three days old, with big, big eyes.

A few more photos are posted here.


Toast n' Candy said...

She's beautiful, congrats!

Christina said...

She is beautiful! And how lucky you are to have had such a short labor. Can't wait to meet her. xo

Aralena said...

She's a beauty, a little angel. I'm so happy you had such a peaceful, smooth labor, Hannah. And I cannot wait to meet Miss Stella Condesa!

Ashley said...

You both look amazing! Congratulations on a beautiful, healthy baby girl!

Andie East said...

so excited to meet this bundle of beauty and joy!

Gina said...

What a little beauty! Congratulations!

Thomas Cox said...

she is a beauty, just like her mom

Liz said...

Congratulations. She is so beautiful. Sounds like you did really well in the labour too!x