Wow!  Has it really been a month since I posted last?  Where did March go?  Well... I'll tell ya.
On March 12, this happened:

37 weeks pregnant
I know!  Scary.  But it had to be documented.

Then at 38 weeks pregnant, on March 19th... contractions started.
So we went to the hospital, where they abruptly stopped.
But when the nurse saw that I was 6 centimeters dilated and fully effaced, they decided to let me stay.

So after a full night of NO sleep... for me, this scary picture happened:

Then they were kind enough to break my water and
get things moving.
And things moved!
I was ready to push in no time and then three contractions later, this sweet little girl happened:

She is so pretty.

Lola Grace Carlsruh
Born March 20, 2011 @ 7:36 am
6 pounds 12 ounces
19.5 inches long

She has so much hair!  Every time the nurses would take her away for a test or something, she'd come back with a new bow in her hair.

But probably my most favorite moment at the hospital was this:

Noah sang Rock-a-Bye Lola to his new baby sister.
It was so cute, I wanted to cry.
And if I can figure out how to post videos on this thing, I will post it.  It is the sweetest thing to hear!

So March was uncomfortable and busy, as you can see.  The last two weeks have been quite an adjustment.  But I have a 3 year old's birthday party to post and 2 week baby pictures to post coming soon!


  1. Those pictures are so precious! I love the one with Noah holding her and that is so cute that he sang to her! He is going to be a great big brother! Lola is beautiful! I still can't believe all of her hair! You are going to get to do pony tails and braids in no time!

  2. She is just perfect and lovely! Very beautiful! I LOVE new babies! You look great btw...I was not scared at all! Can't wait to see more pictures!

  3. She is such a cutie!! You are going to have so much fun!!

  4. So cute!!! What a fun new addition to the family!! Congrats!