Monday, May 26, 2008

Our Wait Is Over!

This miracle finally made it!
Hayden Julie Pace
came Thursday night, weighing 7 lb 4 oz, 19 inches long, and is absolutely perfect.

When I had Abbey I remember thinking it was a big injustice that a woman didn't get to enjoy that first week of her newborn because of the healing, adjusting, swelling, engorging, exhaustion, hormones etc. I just experienced quite possibly the world's easiest labor and delivery ever. So I am soaking up this week with my newest love.

But I know friends and family are anxiously and patiently waiting to see her. Here are some quick pictures of our hospital stay and the beautiful baby--more details to come :) Back to soaking it up...

34 comments:

Tif said...

Very, very cute!! I'm glad that she is finally here! And, I love the name!! :)

Jessica said...

You look amazing! I'm glad everything went so well and she is darling. What a beautiful family!!

Shonda said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby, and Mom, you look awesome too! Awesome pics. I love them all, but the top one is totally stunning.

Take Care,
cousin tyler & shonda

Tara said...

Yay Congrats you guys! She's already so beautiful! It's no wonder where she gets her beauty. Are you serious with how good you look, Ash?! Wow, what a beaut! Soak it up!

val said...

Wow. She is perfect. I'm glad she's here safe and sound. You look like you are quite fond of her already. Amazing how that happens eh?
Congrats you guys. Wish we were closer so we could kiss and love on her in person!

Natalie said...

Are you kidding me? You know the pictures of new moms in magazines and you think, "there is no way she just had a baby!" Well, that's you!!! Your little family and darling and we are so excited about your new addition--what a doll!

Julie said...

I was talking to your mom on Sunday...said that you had the baby and she told me what Hayden's full name was. And we totally agreed that Julie is an awesome name! Congrats! :D

Anonymous said...

Ash- She is amazing! What a darling family you have!!! I am so happy everything went so well for you. Can't wait to meet her in person!!!
Love ya- Laura G.

emily said...

congratulations-- she is BEAUTIFUL. I am so happy for you and your good-looking family!

brimhallbunch said...

what a great family. Can't wait to see more of your photos. I love that camera!! And the talent behind it...and the beauty in front...well, just all the Paces. Heather

allegra said...

ash! yaaay! i was wondering when miss Hayden was going to come... what a SPLENDID and awesome uplift to my crappy LAST day of packing and stress! thanks for the boost in endorphins this made my day. She is soooo so cute! Beautiful pics, beautiful family and i love the size difference between abbey and hayden. suddenly abbey looks twice as old as she previously did...i guess you forget how small they come:) Congrats guys! we're stoked for 'ya.

xoxoxoxo allegra and dan

lauren said...

Congratulations! What a cute family!

Katherine said...

I am dying over these pictures. I just keep looking at them over and over. They are stunning! And yeah, you look way too gorgeous for just having a baby. She is so pretty!

Amy Anson said...

I love that top photo! You have such an eye, (and your camera isn't too shabby either!) She is beautiful like you and Abby! I can't wait to see her. Sorry we didn't make it to the hospital, but I'll call to visit this week! I'm so happy for you!

Barbara said...

She's so scrumptious. Such a cute lil' bundle of chub. Congrats on the easy labor! Hope the recovery and sleepless nights are easy on ya too.

Chelsea said...

YAAY! Congrats:) She is so darling and you already have a cute family picture? you look amazing lucky girl! and love her name! :)

aaron & allee said...

A beautiful family of four! Congratulations!! I love the picture of your whole family in the hospital. Hayden is just wonderful and I am glad that her delivery was an easy one. Keep on soaking...

allyn said...

ashley-she is so beautiful! and how appropriate to name her after your mother. she definitely got some barlow cheeks and a barlow nose. of course that's all i see, not knowing justin's family at all. congratulations on the easy labor and on bouncing back into your regular clothes and for having beautiful pictures of your 5 day old baby on your blog already. WHATEVER!

Danette said...

I just ditto what everyone else has already said!
I'm not suprised at all that you are running around like you've never had a baby and looking gorgeous as ever, you never cease to amaze me =)
Hayden is a little bit of heaven, thanks for sharing her with us too!

The Hodsons said...

Congratulations to you guys on such an adorable, healthy baby! I'm so thrilled to see your little family growing.

Rachel said...

So cute. I love that you already have a flower headband on her :)
Beautiful, truly beautiful.

Keith said...

She's beautiful! I love your first family pictures! They are perfect! Congratulations!!

melissa said...

You are such a gorgeous family! I'm so glad it was easy for you and you are enjoying her. Abby looks thrilled! Way to go, Mom! I can't wait to meet both of your lovely children.

Erin W. said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations on the easy labor and delivery, too!

Jodie said...

Oh my gosh- she is too cute and you look amazing! I love the one of you holding her with Abbey look on with a big smile! Soo sweet! Congrats again! You are so lucky to have two beautiful kiddos!

Chrissy said...

We are so happy for you! Congratulations,
Love,
The Olsens

hayley said...

Congratulations! How great to have an easy labor and delivery, I am so glad it went well and you can enjoy your sweet newborn:) You got some really great shots that show such sweet emotions!

Tristie and Dax said...

she is beautiful! congrats ash! i am glad you are doing ok. Your family looks complete. Hayden totally fits right in. Keep soaking it up. Hayden is perfect!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations on your new little one, and on looking so cute after labor. You are amazing.

Tara said...

Congratulations! Hayden is a beautiful girl. I'm glad your delivery was easy! I love Abbey's hair at the hospital. Cute kiddos!

Erin said...

Ashlie! Hayden is SO BEAUTIFUL! Congrats a million times! :) And you look great, too. Good luck with these first weeks!

Tiff & Trev said...

Congratulations, Ash! I'm so happy for you guys! She is adorable...I absolutely LOVE her cheeks :o). I hope you're adjusting all right and that you're not too sleep deprived. I can't wait to see her...

cacrowell said...

Though I'm the 33rd comment, beautiful. I love the picture with you, Abbey, and Hayden. Abbey's grin is darling--she's so excited. I also love the picture of you and Hayden at the top--it looks like your just talking to her and that brought tears--pregnancy hormones are great. :)

Aubrey said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful. I am so glad it all went wonderfully.