Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ruby Elizabeth Gerber

We are so happy to have our little Ruby with us. She was born on September 14th at 3:07 pm. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz, and was 19 inches long. I was having contractions early Wednesday morning and when I got to the hospital to be induced my contractions were about 3 minutes apart, and I was dilated to a 4. We were off to a good start. I got hooked up to the pitocin around 10 am to get things going.  After a while of waiting and contractions getting stronger I got my epidural and then the doctor broke my water. After that it wasn't too long before it was time to push. I pushed for a whole 7 minutes and our beautiful baby girl was born. Pretty uneventful....besides the fact that her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck twice. She was breathing fine, and it wasn't too tight, so luckily things were under control. We were grateful that she came out so healthy. It is nice to be home. Gavin is loving his new baby sister. He loves to help wrap her in her blanket, give her kisses, and shows us where her head, eyes, nose etc...are. 

Ruby is a great baby so far. She sleeps, and sleeps and sleeps, and is pretty content and calm. There is nothing like a brand new little baby to smell and snuggle. 








13 comments:

stephanie said...

Congrats! She is adorable!!

Jenny G said...

So cute! Congrats!

Allison and Boyd said...

Aww I love this! Gavin was so cute, today I asked him if he had a new baby sister and he just looked up at me and smiled and said "yes" in his little Gavin way. She is beautiful! And you look amazing!

Merideth Sullivan said...

Congrats! She is so darling!

Tyler and Lisa said...

Congrats! I LOVE her name! Such sweet pictures!

Hannah said...

Jess! Ruby is adorable! Gavin and her look so cute together and you are all a cute little family! Congratulations! : D

Sarah Britt said...

Awww, Jessica she is so beautiful. I love he chubby little cheeks. I am glad that it was an easy delivery and that you are both doing well. Enjoy that sweet baby!

Lizzy Jones said...

I love Ruby Elizabeth. She looks so sweet!

Laura said...

She is darling! So happy for you.

ANGELA OR PAUL said...

congrats!!! she's bueatiful and perfect!! such a nice addition to your cute little family!

Brittany and Marcin said...

Congrats!!!! She is so precious! That picture of Gavin holding her is priceless.

Peterson's said...

Im so glad that you got pictures up! I wish I could see you guys!

annie moffat karcher said...

Poor Gavin looked tired in that family pic. I bet he's pretty excited though for little sister to be here. She is a precious one Jess! Congrats.