Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ayla Brianne aka Baby Danger

We are finally home and so excited to be here with our precious little girl Ayla Brianne. I went into labor Sat night after Jewel's wedding (which we will post soon!) which goes to show that little Ayla is already so kind as to wait until after a wedding to start her way out into the world! haha

Ayla means strong as an oak and we hope that she will always be strong enough to be herself. Brianne is after my sister for her nonstop love and faith in me, our hope that Ayla have that same devotion and sweetness towards her family and others. Although we didn't name her Danger, she is still our little baby danger and we will continue to push her to find life's adventures!

As some of you know, we planned a home birth and I did make it 22 hours and 8 cm at home but with some complications and pure exhaustion, I need to take advantage of our medical system and head to the hospital to get through the rest of the labor, all in all 25 hrs. I couldn't be happier with our Doctor, Dr. Munoz, and the staff at Rush University Hospital. They took all my worst fears of a hospital birth and squished them flat. They were so kind and attentive and never even mentioned interventions that weren't necessary. My midwife says this is a successful home birth story, we did as much as we could then took advantage of the technology we have. I don't think I would have been able to push her out on my own if I didn't have that option. In the end, we are all doing great and it was a life changing experience.

She was 8 lbs 13 oz and 41 weeks and 5 days past her due date! She took her time coming but we are so glad she is here now. I can't describe how much I love her, but I am trying to keep this quick (too late!) so I can get back to her.

Enjoy these first few moments of her life taken by Aaron.
I love these moments with my family as they first meet Ayla!

21 comments:

anne&bill said...

Oh my gosh, Tina! She's absolutely adorable! We're so glad to hear everything went well even if it wasn't exactly according to plan. Thrilled you're all healthy and happy! Congratulations to you all!

Christina Ragusin said...

She's gorgeous! I just love her name. Congratulations!!

Gina DeConti said...

hello baby! welcome :)

Melinda said...

Congrats Tina and Aaron!!!

Nancy said...

Oh Tina, we are so happy for you!! What sweet pictures; you are so strong for lasting so long and having a natural birth. I'm proud of you!!! I simply can not wait to meet Ayla Brianne! xo, Nancy

Stan Hansen said...

Awwwwww.... Congratulations!!!

malia said...

YEAH... congratulations! I'm so happy for both of you... life will never be the same:)

The H's said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! We are so happy for you! Enjoy all the peace that comes with being a mother...it is like no other!

Much love!
The Hernandez Trio

ps...That name is perfection!

Ray Soemarsono said...

Look at that precious, wrinkly face! Congrats, guys!

Linda Crayton Photography said...

: ) Big love to you! I love her name.

Anna Kuperberg said...

Wow, Tina, she is amazing! And you are too! Welcome to the world, Ayla.

David Murray Weddings said...

TIna, I am so happy for you!!!! Congratulations!!!!

David

Colleen said...

Look at all that hair! Heartwarming photos, love the ones w/dad's hands and the grandparents meeting her.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! She's so cute. Looks alot like you tina! I'm sure there's something of Aaron's but too soon to see. Have fun with her, you'll love dressing her up! Both of you enjoy! love aunt les

Olivia said...

Congratulations! She is lovely!

Laurie said...

Congrats!!!

Kate Mefford said...

TINA!!! Congratulations to you! Big hugs, and know that I am so anxious to see more images of sweet Ayla!

Jillian Gallagher said...

Congratulations Kristina!
I am so happy for you and your family..she is beautiful! Enjoy your little one and can't wait to see more pictures!
xo Jillian Gallagher

emilie inc. said...

Weehooo! Congrats on becoming a mommy, Tina! Can't wait to meet little Ayla! xoxoxo

Jennifer Domenick and Mary Gardella said...

Tina,

I just found out and I couldn't be happier for you! I know this is going to be the best journey of your life. She looks beautiful and I can't wait to meet her!

Love to all,

Jennifer Domenick

tasha herrgott said...

Hello baby sweetheart! She's beautiful! A wonderfully big congratulations and hug to you! I'm so happy for you & Aaron!!!