1.28.2010

so in L O V E

Ella Cathlene Perigo
January 25, 2010
7 lbs 4 oz 18 inches
8:52 pm
what's in a name:
Ella is named for 4 of her grandmothers: EllaMay Smedley and Eldora Ash inspired her first name. Her middle name is my mom Cathy and Cameron's mom Sharlene combined.
birth story:
went into my regular appointment on Monday. dialated to a 4, 80% effaced. doc was ready to send me home. I asked how long I had to keep having these horrid contractions before something would happen. doc said give it another week and she'd schedule an induction. I lifted my shirt back up and said, "feel this contraction. I'm NOT making it up." she said, "whoa, you must have a high thresh hold for pain. I'll go talk to the doctor on call and see if he'll admit you." FINALLY! they hooked me up to the monitors and stripped my membranes - within a half hour I was 100% effaced. An epideral, and a bag of pitocin later, Little Miss was born (just before the "Bachelor" handed out the final rose. Seriously. That's how laid back a delivery it was. Wouldn't want it any other way!) She was squished in my pelvis for so long her face, especially her nose, was squished flat. But it's going back to normal quickly and beautifully.
meet your family, little girl:
we all love her. already, there really is something different about little girls. the boys want to hold her all the time. they love to rub her head and give her kisses
her temperment:
it's still early but so far she is peacful, content, and easy-going. ferocious appetite. she is alert more than the other kids have been. she looks the most like Landon as a baby. best burper. least jaundiced. already so so fun.

21 comments:

Robs said...

Congrats Kendra! I've been thinking about you all week. She's beautiful. You look great too. Enjoy your little newborn. They get big so fast. Hopefully you can get some rest too! Congratulations on your baby girl. I'm glad she's here safe and sound!

my4suns2 said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful and you look wonderful! So excited for you!

Maynards said...

She is so adorable! And Kendra..honestly, did you just have a baby. You look way too good. Your hair even looks done in the pictures!
Enjoy your little darling. Girls are so much fun.

Kasey said...

Oh Kendra, I have goosebumps reading this and seeing your perfect little girl! I'm just so excited for you guys and can't wait to meet Ella. I just wish I could this minute!
I miss you.

Ryan & Shambray said...

Oh my goodness Kendra! She is beautiful! I can't wait to see her in person!

Colleen said...

Hooray for Ella! I am so happy she is here and healthy and a SHE! See, your worries were for nothing ;). She is beautiful and, of course, you look fabulous too!

Jessie said...

i'm all teary eye'd...
i miss you SO MUCH and am SO EXCITED for you to have a little girl to love and snuggle.

I love you. I really want to know how long the drive is... cause I want to come and smell her yummy baby smell! :)

shaina said...

That is so great. I'm super excited for you!! Enjoy the new range of colors!

Andrea said...

She is so so beautiful! Congratulations! I hope that I can meet her in person sooner than later, but thank you for all the pictures. Enjoy her! :)

510Jen said...

Kendra congrats she is adorable. I am so happy for you. Please let me know when you come into town again I would love to get together and see you and the kids.

Oh I just want to smell her.

Abby said...

Yay for the Perigos and what a beautiful little girl! Congratulations!

Trinette McCrary said...

Congratulations!

Adri said...

Love the pictures! Love her name! Love you all!

Nancy K said...

What a princess! She is BEAUTIFUL! COngrats!

Emily said...

Congratulations!!!!
She is absolutly beautiful!! I'm so happy for you all! Just precious!!
We miss you guys!
Emily Grause!

thecherries said...

Aww...you have your GIRL. Completely adorable. Congrats!

Kerri said...

Congrats she is beautiful! We are so excited for you. Everyone looks so happy! Wish we could be there to bring a meal or babysist!

[S Rizzle] said...

KEN-D. first off, looka t your phone and make sure my number is in there. Second, I am SO happy for you! I wish I could be there to hold her and smell her baby smell. That sweet smell of lotion and new baby!

shauntelle said...

are you enjoying this time with only baby or are you lonely yet? i had your boys at my house Saturday and wow were they little balls of energy! I'm praying for your sanity when they get home :) I'm so happy for you, girls are pretty fun.

[BrookeO] said...

Oh congrats. She is beautiful! The pictures are amazing.
Must be so fun to have a girlie now.

xo

plattfamily said...

Congrats Kendra and boys :) now you can finally use all of those hairbows :) how is mountain life. i feel for you a bit it seems we havnt left the house in weeks either...iowa has had a ton of snow and i am a wimp :) take care and enjoy that little princess!