Baby Bella

After 21 hours of labor, Isabella Emory Miller was born at 5:56 am on April 3, 2007. She weighed 7 lbs 6 ozs and was 20.5 inches long.

Thanks to an amazing epidural, both Billy and I slept through much of the labor so we were both wired when she finally arrived after a short 45 minutes of pushing. Daddy videotaped baby getting her first bath and getting checked out. Surprisingly, she was quiet and observant through most of it.

Erin brought Javi to the hospital later that morning. He immediately fell in love with his baby sister and has been her #1 fan ever since. He really makes a great big brother - except, of course, when she's wailing over SpongeBob or Jimmy Neutron. He has a hard time liking her then. :)

Because I tested GBS+ and because my midwife lost a small piece of my placenta in my uterus, Bella and I spent two long days in the hospital. We were both soooooooooooo ready to come home and get started on life as it will be for the next few months!

Happy birthday Bella!


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