Adventures in baby-birthing…

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Hey all! Just wanted to give you a quick update on everything.

Our little Duchess was born July 24th at 5:46am!  She was 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and 20 inches long. A big thank you to everyone that wished and prayed for a quick delivery because it was super quick! I was given a medicine that was just meant to thin out my cervix a bit and it ended up kicking me into active labor. Within a 3 hour time span, I went from 2cm dilated to 10! No time for pain meds or anything! 4 pushes later, I had my baby girl in my arms. An induction that was supposed to take about 24 hours “til baby” took only 7 hours start to finish. This is my crazy life, ladies and gentlemen. Anyway, baby and I are doing great. I was actually ready to be discharged yesterday, but she needed to get a few more tests done, so we stayed another day in our “hotel suite” of a hospital room. I’ll get some more pictures up this week of her, and even a few of her and Big Brother Sonny Boy (who’s already doing great with his new role). In the meantime, there will be posts all week here on 4 hats, so stay tuned!

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  1. 7.26.10

    Congratulations! She is beautiful! She shares my birthday 🙂

  2. 7.26.10

    Congrats! She’s gorgeous! And look at that little smile! LOVE IT!
    What hospital did you go to?

  3. 7.26.10

    Congrats! She’s gorgeous! And look at that little smile! LOVE IT!
    What hospital did you go to?

  4. 7.26.10
    Pubbler said:

    Congratulations to you & your family. So happy to hear all went well (and fast). She’s beautiful!

  5. 7.26.10

    Been following you. Glad all is well and she is darling.

  6. 7.26.10
    hmsklnmama said:

    Congratulations on your new addition! I love how you call her “Duchess” too cute!

  7. 7.26.10

    Congratulatoins she’s great and even got a big ole’ smile to boot

  8. 7.26.10
    Kris said:

    Amiyrah! Congratulations! Love the picture, too. Way adorable.

  9. 7.26.10
    Kathy said:

    She’s going to have a good disposition. Look at the smile on her face. Glad everything went without a hitch. I know you will be glad to get home. Congratulations!!!

  10. 7.26.10
    Melissa said:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful!!!

  11. 7.26.10
    Lucky said:

    Congrats to you and your family!

  12. 7.26.10
    Joy said:

    AWWWW look how sweet congrats glad you both are good

  13. 7.26.10
    Precious said:

    What a smile! She’s beautiful! Congratulations to you, DH and Sonny Boy! I am sure she is getting tons of love!!!

    I am so glad that everything went so well!

  14. 7.26.10
    Noelle said:

    Congrats to the whole family!
    She reminds me a bit of my girls!

  15. 7.26.10
    Jenny said:

    Congratulations to you and your hubby with the new addition. Hope she grows up healthy and happy.

  16. 7.27.10
    Anonymous said:

    I can’t believe you are blogging already crazy lol. Congrats 🙂


  17. 7.27.10

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  18. 7.27.10
    Shelly said:

    Congrats on you beautiful girl! I can’t believe the smile she has already…..she must know what a great family she’s been born into.

  19. 7.27.10
    Jaime said:

    Congrats! She’s beautiful!

  20. 7.27.10
    Alex M said:

    Seems as if you are quick and efficient at EVERYTHING… Congrats — she’s pretty!!!

  21. 7.28.10
    Best Bun said:


    I was having a lousy day. But when I clicked on this picture of that perfect little rose plucked from God’s garden, I couldn’t stop smiling. The world is indeed full of infinite possibilities.

    Best wishes from Best Bun

  22. 7.28.10
    Liz said:


  23. 7.29.10
    CJ said:

    Congratulations to you and welcome to the world, Duchess 🙂

  24. 7.30.10

    Such a sweet face! Quick labors are the best- my 3rd baby was delivered and done just 2 and a half hours after I got to the hospital. Best wishes to you all! 🙂

  25. 8.1.10
    Saphira said:

    Congratulations! Glad all went well and fast. She is beautiful!

  26. 8.2.10
    Tracy said:

    Congrats to you and your family. She is a beautiful baby. Girls are so much fun. Best wishes! (2girlsindresses)