Friday, April 4, 2014

A New Addition

Ashley has been past her due date for over week now, but we were still hoping she wouldn't go into labor for another day because we have all been sick and Ashley didn't have a lot of energy.  Well, the baby had other plans.  Early this morning Ashley let me know that today was the day.

Ashley basically complained all through labor.   She assured me that we will not be having any more children and from now on childbirth is my job.  Not the best beginning of labor.  But then the doctor came in and said she was good to push the baby out, so all that complaining was transition...perfectly normal.  Anyway, I'll spare you some details and just say that Ashley was finally successful in pushing out the baby.

And what a baby!  Bridget Ruth.  Born 10:28 this morning.  Weighing a healthy 9 pounds 7 ounces (same as Paxton). 

She has fat cheeks and dark hair.  She's robustly built, for a baby, and similar to Elliot (that is, she seems to take after the Richardson side).  She has a wonderful, chilled out personality.   She has been a delight since her first moment.

Ashley's still in the hospital but she assures me that we can, indeed, have more children if I want.  :)


Danielle said...

Such beautiful pictures! Good job, you guys! You make adorable babies! I love her little rolls and double chin. Congratulations!!

Unknown said...

She is so beautiful. Congratulations!!

Unknown said...

I think that last comment came up under Sterling's email, but it was me (Debbie) who was commenting. :)
And you don't have to publish this one :)

Jacqueline said...

What's cute doll. She looks so health and robust. Great job, Ashley! I think she is just darling.