Wednesday, November 21, 2007

She's Perfect

Mila Grace
8 lb 4 oz., 20 1/4 inches long


Where do I begin? Lacy, Joe, and my parents came out on Saturday so we could enjoy a couple of days together pre-baby. They cooked us a FABulous Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday night, seeing as we were going to be missing the Thursday celebration, and filled our house with family, noise, wonderful chaos, yummy smells, and holiday vibes. It was a perfect day-before-the-big-day.

Here is the official final size of the belly. So we went in bright and early (and SO thirsty) on Monday morning. Fasting the morning of , for a 7:30 surgery shouldn't be that big of a sacrifice, but seeing as I've needed multiple glasses of water to get me through the night these last few months, the lack of water was nearly enough to distract me from the fact that my abdomen was about to be cut open. So we arrived at the hospital at about 5:45 am, got prepped and wheeled off to the operating room at about 7:00. They dressed Ross in his cute white jumper, gave me my spinal, and Mila was born at 7:49. She was 9 days early, 8 pounds 4 oz, 20 1/4 inches long, and had what seemed like a ton of brown hair! They wrap her up, let me kiss her face once, and then scoop her off to the nursery while they hide me in recovery for like 2 1/2 hours. That's one of the bummers of the c-section. Everyone gets to know her before I do. :( But doesn't she looked loved? :)

With her daddy, Nana, Papa, Lacy, and Joe (Lowdogg if you didn't know.)


That day my family came by in pieces and brought Sophia down to meet her baby sister. That first visit, she pretty much seemed oblivious to the new baby, just a little thrown off by the whole hospital thing. She wouldn't say a word, cuddled with Ross and then with me in the bed, and shared my popsicle. Eventually she got a little chattier and left with her normal nonchalance. "Bye! Bye mom!", happy to leave the creepy room with Nana and Papa.


Tuesday morning she came by again and this time, stared at Mila, said hi to the baby, gave her head a sweet, soft stroke, and jumped and danced around the room with Ross. She was excited about her new baby sister. Cross your fingers for me-- she's in SD with my parents until Saturday-- I just hope she's still "happy" about our new little addition when she comes home.













So we stayed at the hospital Monday night and got discharged about 2 pm on Tuesday. We've spent the last two days enjoying uninterrupted time with our new little one in our own home, missing Sophia to DEATH, but trying to take advantage of the peaceful time for each other and our sweet little Mila... and some movies and naps. :)



I can't believe how tiny they start... she was swallowed up by her luscious pink car-seat... love it.

24 comments:

Holly said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is such wonderful news. And, what a cute name...Mila. I have to admit that I have checked your blog about 10 times in the past two days. I am glad that mama is well, and baby is safely here. What a happy thing to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. You look fabulous by the way, and she is BEAUTIFUL!!

Chauna said...

Congratulations! She is adorable!

S.A.S. said...

There she IS! I've been hawking your site nearly hourly waiting for the visual - she's perfect! I love the shock of hair (looked brown at first, but in later pictures, blonde?). Her little rosy lips are my favorite. So glad it went well and that you're both healthy, happy and beautiful. Really Lillie, you make it look like a trip to the amusement park.

I'm SO happy for the Biesinger addition, and am sure Soph will be a loving older sister. If she ever needs anyone to talk to about being the oldest girl, send her to me. Much love from far away for you and baby Mila (pronounce M-ee-la or M-eye-la?).
xoxo

Becky Freestone said...

i've been waiting for this blog. i am so excited for you guys. it looks like everyhting went well. i love the name mila. how do you pronounce it? i wish you a fast recovery. i am sure sophia will love having a new little sis to play with.

VERN said...

Congrats Biesinger. She's beautiful. Love the name. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and your one on one time with Mila. Glad to hear it all went well. The pic Ross sent us really shows off her Biesinger cheeks.

Missy said...

I've checked your blog so many times Lillie just waiting for the photos of this baby girl! She's ADORABLE -- a beautiful newborn. I totally see Sophia in her and love the last photo with her eyes wide open.

Love the name, love the pictures, love that you have another baby girl. Congrats and enjoy!

Lindsay & Weston said...

OH MY GOODNESS, she is absolutely adorable. The title of your post says it all..she is perfect. I love the name and can't wait to meet her.

Congrats, Lillie. We are so excited for you and Ross and Sophia.

Kelley said...

Congratulations on your new baby girl! She looks beautiful. I know Sophia will love being a big sister! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

LAUREN said...

Oh, Lillie! So excited for you and Ross! She is GORGEOUS and you look wonderful! Good luck recovering from the c section (I had 2) and enjoy your time alone with Ross and Mila. Sophia is probably having a BLAST at Grandma and Grandpa's! Again, congratulations! We're so happy for you!

Maggie said...

i've been thinking about you! CONGRATS!!!! she is so pretty. and her name! it must feel so good to be able to breath and walk :)

Lillie said...

It's pronounced Meela... for clarification. :) Which... yes is a bit rhyme-y with Sophia, and a bit close to cousin Millie. But what can I say, it was simply our favorite and all we wanted to call her when we kissed that face.

The rlmmmmcaress family said...

I hope I did not pressure you too much to post. (But I am okay with it if I did.) I'm sure everyone is thrilled to see Mila. I told you I could have stayed and talked forever. There was so much I wanted to tell you, but I didn't want to overstay my visit. So let me tell you now: She is so sweet and so tiny. You look great. A strong feminine name, yet unique (in all my m searches, I never came across it.) So much fun to come. So many giggles. So much to be thankful for.

chloe elizabeth said...

Congratulations!!!

Brandon or Michelle. said...

beautiful...beautiful baby, beautiful mama, beautiful sophia...happy for you, my friend. :)

I am one of the MASSES that has been checking and checking...but I'm glad you got a little alone time with your baby and hubby..but can I call you now?! :) (not that I'm OVERLY anxious or anything.)

I feel like we're in an exclusive club called the "we have beautiful newborns" club..so happy to be having similar moments as you are. these little ones are incredible, aren't they?

okay okay I luv you girl, congratulations...post as MANY pictures as you possibly can. :)

Laci and the Girls said...

Oh, little baby girls....such a soft place in my heart for them!! She is beautiful!! So beautiful!

Kimberly said...

lillie, she is gorgeous! I can't wait to see her! She makes my little baby seem so big...they grow soooo fast. Congrats.

Auzigirl said...

She's so beautiful. Congrats.

Watts Family said...

So have you heard the music by Mila Jovavich(not sure with the last name spelling) yet? I am so happy for you guys and Mila is so beautiful. Was it you that said to me before you had Sophia that you worried about having bald babies, because you were bald until you were like two. Well, it looks like you have nothing to worry about. All of that dark hair! Congrats!

Ambyr said...

Yeay!!! We are so happy for you! Everyone looks good and healthy. We can't wait to meet Mila. I guess it's our turn to come to your house...Happy Thanksgiving!

Christin said...

Lillie,
She is a doll. I'm so happy for you guys. C-sections aren't the most fun but it's nice to have them out isn't it? I am expecting twins again and most likely will have mine in a few weeks.

Once again Congrats. She's beautiful.

Christin

Kym said...

Lillie!!! YEAH!! she is adorable! you are beautiful!!! I can't wait to meet her. Let me know if you need anything. But I won't bug you til Saturday. I'll let you have uninteruppted time. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!!

Kodi said...

YEAH! She is so beautiful! I am so happy for you guys! Hope you are enjoying some quiet time and are resting up. I am so excited see you both in real life! Be back Sunday night and you are on my 'to do' (or 'to visit') list! Can't wait!

Sarie said...

That is great news! She is absolutely GORGEOUS of course!!! Sophia will love her, and before you know it they will entertain eachother (well maybe in about 1.5 years).
CONGRATULATIONS again!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! I'm glad all went well. She is so beautiful!