Friday, February 12, 2010

Baby Leah is here!

Here we go!

Just waiting to get things started!

Just waiting to progress more!

Are we really doing this again???

Me , mom, and Amy, in our room just hanging out!

The epidural was making me feel "loopy"!

But, Oh so good!

My mom getting ready to help!

Here she is!!!!

Leah Jocelyn Mackey
7 lbs 4 oz

Josh is totally smitten!

It's me!

Hello everybody!!

So peaceful looking.

My baby girl is finally in my arms.

I'm so glad that my mom was here for this.

Jake is totally in love.

Big brother Kolby loves her when she's not stinky!

Grandchild number 10!

I could look at her all day!

The boyz are so proud!

She's just so sweet!


Getting ready to go home. What an experience!

My heart is so full! My sweet baby girl arrived on Sunday, February 7th, at 11:32 am. The morning was full of nervousness and excitement. I have done this whole "birth" thing twice before so you'd think wouldn't be scared at all. But, I just couldn't believe that it was already time for this! (Not that I wanted to keep her inside any longer!) When we got to the hospital, after I got all hooked up to the monitors, my Dr. came and broke my water to get things started, and off we went. My mom was here from Arizona and my friend Amy were there to share this experience too. So we just hung out and chatted for what I felt like was forever! I was disappointed that it seemed to be taking so long when in actuality, from start to finish, it only took about 3 hours! Dr. Willis had just called to check on me and said he was going to church and to page him when things picked up. Well, about 20 minutes later, I felt things "pick up" FAST! I was at about 6 centimeters and then all the sudden I was almost at a 9 and wanted to push. So, they called my Dr. back and he rushed over in his suit and tie, and said, "Let's have a baby!" So, about 20 minutes later, we did! She is just so beautiful and fun and I can't imagine our lives without her. The boyz absolutely are in love with her and want to hold her all the time. Well, until she cries or smells stinky, which is a lot! I am having so much fun putting bows on her sweet little head and putting pretty pink socks on her. I wish I could put all the pictures up here but I will just put some of my favorites. (I put more up on my facebook page if you are interested though.) I can hardly believe we now have a 3rd child and its our little baby girl! Our family feels complete and THAT feels amazing!


Em Ybarra said...

she is honestly such a beautiful baby! i'm so glad everything went well!!! i hope recovery doesn't take too long!!! enjoy your precious girl!!!

Amy said...

Enjoy every minute of her..especially dressing her up. It's too fun.

paul & ashlee said...

congratulations! i was thinking about you guys yesterday and wondered if you had had her yet. i was mostly wondering if she came out as a 'peggy' instead. she does look like a leah (not peggy) you will have to let me know when to bring you dinner. she is so beautiful!

Becky said...

How wonderful! She is absolutely beautiful you guys. Thank you for sharing your experience. 3 hour labor? You are a lucky one... What a thrill to finally hold your daughter and I love her name. God bless your family.

The Foulgers said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. I love how you stuck a bow on her head the minute you had her!:) I think after having two boys she will be extra fun to dress up. I know Jason's wallet is always happy we had all boys!:) Take care!

Birrell Family said...

She is beautiful! I love the photos of the boys holding her and can already picture how they will help watch over her throughout her life. Enjoy this time!

Matt said...

She is just so precious and beautiful!

Carrie said...

She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Congrats on finally getting your girl! I'm so glad you didn't give up :) I'm sure Josh is toast and that Leah is going to get her way no matter what. :) Love you guys. Girls have a bit of drama, but are SO sweet and and yes--it is so awesome dressing them up and doing their hair, etc. :) Congrats and hope you are getting some sleep!

{leah} said...

Congradulations!!!! I'm glad everything went well and that your baby girl si safe and sound with you at home.

Jaclyn and kodey said...

Congratulations! She is so cute, have fun with her, I can't wait to be done being pregnant, good luck with everything.

Thomas Family said...

She's perfect! I love this post, I am so glad you have your girl. It is so exciting!!! I will say that I have never had a newborn smell stinky, you are lucky. ;) Enjoy every minute, you know how fast it goes. :( Congratulations Mandi! oxo

willie boy williamson said...

beautiful! congrats.

The Robisons said...

I can't believe I haven't even congratulated you guys yet. I'm the worst person ever. She is so cute and looks just like your boys in some of those pictures, but in a beautiful girly way of coarse. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys! Bring her by Pebbles some time and show her off!