Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Isabella Elise Townsend

Isabella Elise Townsend 8/06/08

Yeah, she's finally here! We are so excited to have her and to find out that we had a baby girl! The boys are very excited. I kept telling Nico we might just have a boy because he was convinced we were having a girl. So he says "that's okay mom, we'll just put the boy back in your belly until it comes out a girl." I don't think that is an acceptable return policy with babies. Anyway. She was born on Aug. 6th around 6 pm. Weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and 20 1/4 inches. But I think the funnest news is that it was a girl. The surprise of not knowing what we were having was so exciting! I recommend it to anyone. So, here are pics of Isabella and that amazing day!

This is where it all begins. It's hard to imagine that a 7 lb baby is swimming around in there.
Jamie and I hanging out before the contractions got too bad. It took about 3 hours for the oxytocin to kick in and start making me feel the pain.


Isabella Elise Townsend 7 lbs 2 oz and a full head of hair!



I finally got to hold Isabella for the first time 45 minutes after she was born. I don't like that about hospitals these days. Must they wrap them up so tight and make me wait so long to hold my baby?

The proud boys!

I swore I wouldn't breastfeed, but in this picture I actually look like I'm enjoying myself. I think I don't mind it so much this time.

She looks so peaceful!

She has lazy eye and you can almost tell in this pic. I think all babies have it this early in life, or we may have another Christian-how cute!


They were so excited to hold her. They did and still do point out her ambilical cord and ask me about it everyday. It was the first thing they noticed about her when they saw her for the first time. They can't wait for it to fall off-what a funny thing.


She looks so serious!

Tired baby! I know I was.

Also, this was the first time we brought a baby home from the hospital without a name. She was Gabriella Elise for the first day and somehow it didn't fit. So, we went home and had to think about it. Jamie really liked Isabella, so I had to do it. I think it fits her now. My dad kept calling her "it's-a-bella", so now Nico thinks her name is Abella. Her middle name Elise is after my sister Elisa. We just had to change it a bit because two a's at the end of each name was too much. So, it's pronounced like Elisa without saying the "a". I also think its a perfect middle name because it reminds me of my sister Elli as well. Good thing my sisters have such similar names-it worked out so nicely!

30 comments:

Rin said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad you guys had a little girl..and I love the name Isabella.

Korby said...

SO SO SO EXCITING!!! We are SO happy for you. I can't wait to see her.

Elisa said...

I heart Isabella and I haven't even met her yet!!
I am so happy for you and I can't wait to see those freakin' pics!! Aaaaaahhhhhh!! I need to see her!
And I PROMISE I WILL buy you bows for her ASAP!
Love you guys!

Elisa said...

Ooooohhhhh!!! She is ADORABLE! I am in love!

laurdacooj said...

oh my goodness! She is so so so so beautiful! Congratulations!! You don't even know how excited I am right now!!! It's a girl!!! I can't wait to come out and visit you and Isabella and see your cute boys who we all miss!!!!
--- Can you please send me your new address:)>???
I love you!!!!!!!

~The Brown Family~ said...

yeah you have your little girl!congrats you guys- she is perfect ! So beautiful! Can I just say you are so gorgeous Carolina- and right before you deliver,wow! We are so happy she has arrived safely to you guys.your the perfect little family!!!!!!!

Melissa King said...

Oh my gosh! congrats!!!! She is so beautiful and perfect. And so are you...look at you in labor about to deliver a baby and you are freaking gorgeous!!!! I am so happy you got your little girl. She looks a lot like Jamie. You'll have to come visit so we can see her in person.

Stacy Pincock said...

Congratulations! What a darling baby!!! And you Carolina, look like a model. I wish that I looked that good when I was in the hospital. I hope you are recovering well. I'm so glad that the boys have a little sister! Take care!

Jane H said...

Carolina, WOW, a girl. Congrats! We are thrilled for you guys. Hope to see you sometime soon. Tell your family hello. Love you! Jane and families

Haskins said...

Oh my goodness she is sooooo beautiful!!! I am so excited you have a little girl and she is so cute!!! She is so lucky to have you guys as parents. I need your address so I can send you a little gift for her!!! She is adorable! Congrats!

Weaver's Web said...

That is so awesome. I love the name. She is beautiful. You don't look bad yourself! It's not right!

Messenger said...

Oh Carolina a girl how great! She is sooooo beautiful. I love the name too, how fun. I hope to see her sometime soon. Good job, tell Jamie Congradulations.

Britt said...

She is so cute!!! I am so glad that your boys got a baby sister... and now we can do some serious shopping for the cute girl stuff! Hooray! :)

Loughmiller's said...

Congrats! It is fun to have a little girl. Good luck with your bank account, there are too many cute clothes out there. She is adorable. ENJOY!

The Widdisons said...

Yeah! You deserve a cute little girl!! She is SO precious and BEAUTIFUL!! I love all the hair!! Congrats to you all- you all look so happy. We want to come down and see her and bring you dinner! I know it's probably crazy now but maybe in a few weeks. Can't wait to see you guys and little Isabella!

deannegalloway said...

Yeah! We are so happy for you. I was hoping you would get a little girl. They are so much fun! She looks beautiful and so do you...keep up the great work!
-love the galloways

deannegalloway said...

p.s. Isabella and I share a birthday! (26 years apart) I think August 6th is the best day to be born. Congratulations again!-Deanne

Sandee said...

Oh how precious!!! She is so, so cute.. I wish I lived closer so I could hold her. I love brand new babies. She looks a lot like Jamie. I bet it was such a fun surprise to find out you had had a girl! We miss you guys a lot!

By the way: You look GORGEOUS as usual, but seriously.. who looks that great right before giving birth and right after??? Only you..

Trish said...

Carolina and family...what wonderful news! I am so very happy for you! You have a most beautiful family, and what a lucky little girl to have two adorably loving big brothers to watch out for her!
congrats! Trish Bowen

Brett - Rachel B said...

Congrats, I was hoping you guys would have a girl. The first picture I saw I thought she looked like Jamie, then the second picture and I thought she looked like Caro. She's keeping me guessing. What an awesome family you guys make. We miss you guys.

If you have any time in between juggling 3 kids you can check out Rachel's and my blog (mostly Rachel's) at
http://www.youn4270.blogspot.com/

Dean Family said...

WOW!!! She does have a dead full of hair!!! She is soooo adorable! SOme babies are very homely, but Isabella is very, very cute!!! Congrats on getting your little girl!!!

~ Cami

Spitzer Family said...

Congratulations-she is beautiful!! You are going to love having a little girl.

Alex and Tanya said...

Congrats! She is amazingly beautiful!!

Stacey said...

Congratulations!!! Wow! A little girl! Not fair that you moved, I can't hold her!!
School has started here this past week and we miss carpooling and having Christain get in the car and Autumn say to him, "You are so handsome!!" She has Mrs. Unrein!!
We miss you guys!!!

Brett - Rachel B said...

Wow! Sorry this comment is so late- I just found your blog (Brett was keeping it a secret!) and I'm loving it! I miss your cute boys and Isabella is charming! Keep updating your blog!
love,
Rachel

Ryan and Hailee said...

Congrats, she is such a beautiful baby!!!

Noly said...

Carolina y familia.... muchas felicidades! por la nueva baby Girl. es hermosisima. Saludos desde las Vegas, con carino les recuerda la familia Johnson. Noly, Bruce, Miry, Emily, & Sydney... como ven ya tenemos otra baby Girl estara cumpliendo sus 12 meces el 4 de oct.

Korby said...

I have a gift for you if I can finish the blanket before it turns into a baby gift for her future baby.

heather said...

Congratulations!!! She is so beautiful!!! I love her name, and I am so happy for you both!!! Congrats again!

hOLLIANN said...

What a great blog. Thanks for sending me the link. You family is so cute! You guys look like everything is going so well.