Friday, January 18, 2008

A Quickie Update

My daughter, Melody, was born on January 14th, in the evening. This is a photo of her after they cleaned her up and gooped her face full of that antibacterial goop. (Not a glamour shot moment after birth.) Things in the delivery room didn't go according to plan and they had to switch gears and bring me into surgery for a C-section (Cesarean).

We are now home, both safe and healthy. I need more rest from the surgery, so this is it for now. Thank you to everyone who commented and gave me well wishes. I really apreciate it, especially since it was a scary day for DH and I. Check back next week for more photos of my cutie pie.

63 comments:

Rebekah said...

Congratulations! Melody is beautiful...goop and all : )

Rest up and enjoy your new little one!

Thanks for the update!

caitlyn said...

Thank you for the update! I am so glad you and Melody are safe! She is cute, even with the goop! =) Please take good care of yourself.

Lynn said...

Oh Oiyi, congratulations! She is adorable. Get lots of rest!

Autum said...

I'm so glad to hear you are both home and doing well. I wish things had gone more smoothly for you.

Welcome to the world sweet Melody!!

flanthrower said...

Oh wow! Congratulations! She's beautiful! Sorry things did not go as planned but I'm glad to hear you're doing well. I hope you have a speedy recovery!!

opportunityknits said...

Congratulations, Oiyi! And a Big Hug to Melody - she's sweet! Have plenty of rest and take good care of yourselves.

rohanknitter said...

Giant Congratulations! Melody is beautiful and I love the name.
Sorry things got scary but glad you are both ok~ take care and take it easy!

*karen said...

What a cutie cutie pie. Your cutest creation yet :o)

Kristy said...

Melody is so cute, even with the shiny face! I'm glad to hear you're safe and healthy. Rest up :)

Chickengirl said...

Congratulations! A cutie and what a beautiful name!

piddleloop.com said...

hooray baby melody is certainly sweet and prescious!

(our little group has a special thread for you when you are well enough to read ravelry again)


yay babies!

Saira said...

Congratulations, she is adorable.

Knitserland said...

Welcome baby Melody!!!

Love her name :)

I'm sorry to hear about the extra recovery you are going through and hope you feel better soon. Having a baby is tough work, no matter how s/he arrives, but totally worth every second of 'everything'.

She is just darling! I look forward to hearing more when you are rested and to seeing that cutie pie in some hand made mommy clothes :)

Welcome baby! Congrats to the new parents!!

Julie said...

I'm sorry to hear about the detour but so glad to hear you are both okay. She's beautiful of course! Hope you are feeling better pronto, I know a section is not fun to recover from.

schrodinger said...

Ooooh! Welcome to Melody! I hope you both rest well, and I'm thinking of you as you recover.

Sarah said...

Awww! Melody is a lovely name and an adorable baby! Congratulations -- now get lots of rest and take it EASY! :)

sixoneseven said...

Ohh, congratulations to all of you!! Best wishes for a speedy recovery from the C-section :)

InkyOrchid said...

Aww, she's so cute! I'm glad everyone is home safe and sound!

Elaina said...

Congrats! She's a cutie! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Jeanne said...

What a cutie - congrats!

Michelle said...

She's beautiful! Goopy eyes and all....Congratulations!!!

Octopus Knits said...

Congratulations! ... and definitely be sure to take it easy : )

The Feathered Nest said...

I'm so happy for you Oiyi!! She's beautiful....it's good you're home to rest and recover. Rest when she does so you can keep up....much love to your family, xxoo, Dawn

The Mad Crocheter said...

Congratulations! Glad you're all back home and she really is adorable, even with the goop!

amandajean said...

congratulations on your beautiful daughter. hope you all are doing well.

amy in az said...

MY MELODY!! What an adorable baby>>>welcome to the world little one.

Well wishes for lots of rest and a speedy recovery:)

Kirsten said...

She is absolutely beautiful! Goop and all! Congratulations!
All my best for lots of rest and a speedy recovery!

Alice said...

Gorgeous baby and gorgeous name! Congratulations! Take care and get as much rest as possible :)

Teesa said...

Congratulations Oiyi! She's so sweet and chubby! Rest well and am looking forward to more baby pictures of your precious!

Jennie said...

Lovely name, Melody & she is indeed a Cutiepie. Congrats!

Allegra said...

Congratulaions Oiyi! What a beautiful name for such a beautiful little girl! Rest up, take good care of yourself and that babe!

Marianne said...

She sure is a cutie pie ! :-) And such a lovely name.
Congratulations to you and DH !Hope you wil recover soon, take lots of rest (if you can)and enjoy this precious time.

Knitterella said...

Oh my gosh, she is just precious! So glad she is OK and healthy and SO glad you are OK too. Sounds like it turned a bit scary for you guys. Please get well soon and enjoy your new, beautiful, bundle of joy!

Congratulations!

diana said...

She is beautiful! Many congratulations!

bittersweetblog said...

Goop or no goop, she is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations a million times over!

Cindy said...

She is beautiful! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

hetty said...

Congratulations, Oiyi! She's adorable, goop and all! Take care of yourself! Looking forward to more photos when you are up to it!

Ann K. said...

Oh my.. Melody is simply the most precious little bundle one could hope for! Beautiful name. HUGS to you and your DH! Enjoy her, Love her and never let her out of your sight.
Can you believe you're now able to HOLD your daughter in your arms?! Is it surreal? Is it as if you've never been without her? What's it like?

Sorry to hear the birth didn't go as expected. I hope you have a speedy recovery. Though, I'm pleased the two of you are home safe and healthy.

BTW - How do the furry members of the family feel about the new addition?

Thank you for sharing this little picture of Melody with us! I look forward to hearing more about your little family when you have time.

Fliss said...

Congratulations! A gorgeous name for a gorgeous little girl.

I'm so sorry to hear about the surgery. Wishing you a most speedy recovery. Take plenty of rest and make sure you do nothing too strenuous (easier said than done with a little one).

Can't wait to hear all your updates.

Love Fliss xxx

Kirsten said...

Congratulations! Glad to hear all are healthy, looking forward to your next update.

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

Rest, rest, rest girlie! You're gonna need it with that little cutie pie! She's sooo sweet! Congrats :)

CynCyn said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful baby! Glad both you and Melody are home safe.

JL said...

Gong Xi Gong Xi to you and your family.

Melody is a beautiful baby, take care of yourself and have lots of yummy Sesame oil chicken and not forgetting the Zhu Jiao Chu (vingar pig trotter)

savannahchik said...

oh she's beautiful! congratulations! i'm glad to hear that you're both happy and healthy.

knotology said...

Congratulations! She's very sweet.

randi said...

She is adorable! I am looking forward to an update and pics, but I do encourage you to get all the rest you need before doing that.

Many blessings to you, Oiyi!

sUsAn said...

Congratulations!!!!

joyce said...

yay! congratulations! glad to hear everyone is safe and healthy!
adorable! rest well...

Tami said...

She's beautiful~ and what a lovely name! So happy for you!

Danielle said...

Yeah Oiyi! I've not been online much lately, but I've been thinking about you and the baby. I'm so glad Melody is here safe and sound :) Congratulations to you and your Husband!! She is beautiful.

Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh my goodness, where have I been?

Welcome, sweet Melody!!!

Congratulations Oiyi & family!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Congrats. She's beautiful. What a blessing she is well and you are recovering. I worked in Labor and Delivery for 8 years. I try to tell girls (without scaring them) that they need to take advantage of modern medicine and deliver under the best possible circumstances because you never know when things will become frightening in an otherwise normal pregnancy/labor. I myself had twins, one vaginally and an emergency c/section for the 2nd twin. Take it easy and be good to yourself. Its hard with a new baby but pamper yourself as much as possible. Take advice from one who knows. Only do things for you and the baby you have to do and rest, rest, rest. Good luck.

georgia said...

oh gosh, she's so cute!!! i hope you're recovering nicely and enjoying your beautiful girl :)

Muddling Through said...

She ISbeautiful, and she has a look in her eye that says she'll be able to handle whatever life throws at her.
Blessings on the three of you!
~Elaine~

Sarah said...

Congrats again! You won an award on my blog (Bella Knitting), check out today's post for details. (When you get a chance!)

Corrie said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwww so cute!I had a c/s too and she's here safe and sound which is all that matters

I love the name...I grew up with melody as my friend and love it!

watch out your blog will be taken over by cute photos and we'll be demanding them

wishing you lots of happy memories ahead and getting to know your little one.

CONGRATULATIONS

Vyvyan said...

Oh baby, oh baby, oh baby! She's here and almost ready to wear all of her new knits. I hope you get waited on hand and foot as you recoup from your surgery. And don't watch any funny TV shows or movies since you might bust a gut (ask me how I know--or don't).

lovestitches said...

Congratulations! Hope you're getting enough rest and recovering well!

misplacedpom said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful :)

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! Glad to hear you are both home safe :)

nova said...

Congrats, Oiyi! Melody is beautiful, goopy or not! I had to have a C-section as well, take it easy and DO NOT lift anything heavy. Be good to yourself (and your stitches!).

larissa said...

What a gorgeous baby. Best wishes. She is wonderful.

Judy said...

Congratulations!! She is so beautiful! Her face is the sweetest with those cute little puckered lips. Ahhh. Have fun, they grow up fast.