Thursday, June 24, 2010

Reese Elizabeth Lee

"We have a little girl!" Those were the sweet words Casey said to me just minutes after Reese Elizabeth Lee was born at 4:39 AM on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. I am still in shock at the idea of having a daughter, let alone knowing this isn't an idea, but a reality. I once again was blessed with a fast labor to say the least....I woke up with contractions at 1 am and timed the first one to be 20 minutes apart and that quickly changed to 12 then to 8 and by the time we got to the hospital at 2:30 AM they were 5 minutes apart. I will spare the rest of the details but I did get an epidural but it was not early enough to go into effect. After all of the pain the result was beyond worth it! I will post pictures soon of our newest addition.
Ashton came to visit yesterday and just kept asking to hold his sister and wanted to touch her feet and kiss her face. He kept pointing to her "stump" of the umbilical cord and said "she got boo-boo." He already seems just as smitten as Casey and I are.
I am so thankful that God has entrusted not one, but now two of His most precious creations to Casey and I. Even when I left the house yesterday morning I walked in Ashton's room and give him a kiss on his forehead before we left and said a quick prayer asking God to help me. Even up until the very last moment I was questioning how I would ever be able to love anyone else as much as I love Ashton, but of course God showed me instantly when the doctor put Reese in my arms.
As I said before I will try and get pictures posted soon but for now we are going to keep enjoying our almost 3 year old son and all 6 lbs 13.7 oz of our beautiful daughter!

4 comments:

Steph said...

Congratulations, Natalie! Can't wait to see pics! :)

parsonsfamily said...

congrats to all of you guys! You are going to love having one of each...it's just so perfect. Can't wait to meet her!

Jenni said...

YEAH!!! Wish I lived closer so I could meet her sooner, but for now I'll just wait (patiently!) for pictures! Love you!!

Tracy said...

Congratulations!!! I couldn't be happier for you and Casey. I can't wait for pictures and love the pictures your friend took, beautiful.