And in the Pink corner...

weighing in at 11 lbs 5 oz and 23 inches of pure awesome, PEARL PATRICIA! This is Ash, the happiest auntie to the 4th power, blogging on my sister's behalf. I know this picture isn't the usual 'Alicia' caliber, but it's what we have for the moment. You'll surely be flooded with beautiful captured moments soon.

I'll give you a rough sketch of the day from my perspective but my sister will surely give you the real dish once she is home. First of all, let me just tell you... my sister is amazing. She is a birth warrior, if there ever was such a thing. She listens to her body with an intensity that I've not seen matched in any other person, in any other arena in my life. Every time I see her navigate through a pregnancy and birth, I always think "I could never be more proud to be her sister." Well, as I'm sure you can imagine, this scenario has rewinded and replayed each and every time. Alicia - you knock my socks off, over and over again. You make me the most proud, way beyond the meaning of sister; you make me proud to be a woman.
Their day started at 7:30 am, water broken by the Dr. at 8:30 am, contractions, more contractions, 12 minutes of pushing and a baby delivered @ 1:50 pm...a big, beautiful baby girl! Pearl is having some blood sugar difficulties right now and hasn't been able to spend a lot of time in the room with Alicia and Scott. She's currently on an IV to get and keep her blood sugar up. She's only been able to breastfeed a little bit and Alicia is struggling with her baby being 2 rooms away during this precious time. All of your thoughts & prayers are covetted.

I don't know if you felt it wherever you were, but the world expanded by one today in a beautiful, fierce way. Watch out world, here comes Pearl.

(she's smirking already. that's my girl!)


jpandtheboys said…
She's beautiful Alicia. Congratulations to you and your family. Right at 2pm today I thought about you and was praying. Isn't God amazing. I will continue to pray for your Pearl. :)
susanc said…
What a gorgeous name, welcome to our wonderful world little Pearl.

Congratulations to you all :)
Anonymous said…
AAAARGGGHH! My comment got deleted and it was SO long!


CONGRATS! Pearl is GORGEOUS and I LOVE her name, you know that, and I CANNOT believe she was 11 pounds 5 ounces! Way to go, Mama!!

I also said that I totally understand being away from your newborn and it stinks!!! Maisie had trouble breathing at birth and I was recovering from a c section and I could not even see her for the first time until she was about 8 hours old! It was horrendus. She had to stay in the special nursery for 2 days and I only saw her twice. I can imagine how hard this is for you. I am so sorry, but I WILL be praying that little Pearl's blood sugar issues resolve and you can be together soon!

Megan said…
Gorgeous! What a beautiful name! Glad that it went well and prayers for Pearl tonight!
Bridget said…
congrats! I was hoping Ash would write something or SOMEONE! beautiful name!!! Beautiful baby!!! IM glad it went fast!!! IM praying that all goes well in the days to come!
Wonderful naration Ash :)
Miss said… I said when I called today, I AM SOOOOO Beyond happy I was able to be with you guys today! What a complete honor and blessing and overwhelming experience to be with someone I love while she is delivering someone she loves !=)

I cant wait to actually HOLD her! =) miss
Ehlan said…
Hooray Pearl! I was going to write little Pearl, but 11 lb 5 oz. really isn't too little! She is ADORABLE! Congratulations! Hope you get to be with that little (there I go again!) babe soon!
Way to go Alicia!
She is awesome! I will be praying for you both!
Jill said…
Beautiful! Congrats and great job!
Yeah! What a little beauty! I love the name. Your belly did NOT look like it had 11 1/2 lbs. of baby in there. She is so adorable!


talk to you soon,

Tiffany said…
Alicia!!!! Oh, look at her!! I'm so very happy for you. Congratulations. I LOVE the name!!!! And 11.5 How in the world?!?!?!? You rock!!

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