You may or may not have noticed I didn't post last weekend an update on my Baby Story on Week 38. Also, you may have noticed I haven't been that active posting, commenting or checking out your blogs on a regular basis. Well, see there is a VERY GOOD REASON for all that...
I planned on writing "My Baby's Story: Week 38" on Friday January 18th and have it run on my blog, the next day. However, Friday evening is when I was submitted to the hospital, a few hours after my water broke and Saturday January 19th marked the birth, birthdate and birthday of My Sweet, Precious, Little Baby Girl whom we named Vivian, a name we have known about for 4-5 months, now. It is a name that originates from France and it means "Lively! Full of Life! Full of Energy". That is exactly how she is, even at 4 days old. And that is exactly how we want and wish for her to be FULL OF LIFE.
Vivian was born at 3.30 AM, Albanian Time (GMT) in Tirana - Albania. She weighs 6.6 lbs and measures at 19.2 inches tall. She is beautiful - that is all I am saying for now till you see photos of her. I know every mom says that about her baby but believe me, she truly is. For the most part it was a smooth birth and delivery. It was all natural, no epidural was used. Yes, I am in a little bit of pain now while I still recover but I only spent one night at the hospital (not counting the night she was born). And while a little sleep-deprived and quite tired, she is worth every small and big sacrifice. She truly is. Her birth was definitely the Sweetest Pain.
And while I tend to her as much as she needs me, while I still catch up on some sleep, I will try to stay active blogging as much as I can. I have pre-scheduled a few posts as well, including some outfits I wore during the last days of My Pregnancy and some worn during some Special Ocassions. I was behind outfit-posting for one and I don't plan on going out anywhere anytime real soon, so keeping things real around this blog and showing you outfits I have actually worn, though some days later. Also, I have a few nice Blog Friends filling out for me while I attend to my sweet little Vivian. Thank you Blog Friends. And with that said, I am still welcoming Guest Posts for you at my E-Mail email@example.com. Thank you.
P.S. Linking up today with Shanna for Random Wednesdays.
The Cake My Parents in USA ordered in Her Honor when she arrived, to welcome the Birth of their First Grandbaby.
A Special Balloon brought to us at the Hospital from two of my husband's cousins. In red it says WELCOME VIVIAN in Albanian.
More Balloons for Vivian & Mommy.
Beautiful Flowers Brought at the Hospital from Mommy & Daddy's Friends.
The Cake We Welcomed Home Vivian (special ordered by my In-Laws). We forgot to take a whole photo of the cake before cutting it but you get the idea. It also reads "Welcome Vivian" in Albanian.