KNITTERS-DELIGHT



11:46 AM

Happy Birthday to Me and Welcome Baby Nilah




Sorry for the long silence everyone. It has been a VERY hectic time these last few weeks. Here are my updates:

After finding out that my amniotic fluid levels were low, I took off from work on Wednesday to give me a longer Thanksgiving holiday for rest and recuperation. Good thing I did, because I went into labor late Thanksgiving evening at home. Unaware of what contractions actually feel like (so much for all the books and people that say you will absolutely know when contractions start...lol) I didn't start timing to see if I was in labor until Friday night! At 9:30 pm on Friday I went into the hospital and had my baby girl Nilah Grace at 8:27 am on Saturday. Nilah weighed in at 6'8oz and was 19 1/2" tall. Nilah (pronounced Neye-luh) was my Great Aunt's name on my Mother's side. I am named after my Great Aunt Susan, also on my Mother's side, so I am keeping with this tradition.

Overall, this was a great experience. Labor was not bad and the recovery has gone well. My Sister flew from Vermont to San Diego to help me the day I had her, so that has been a God-send!


Nana and Baby Nilah


Today is my 36th birthday and I am spending it with family in Vermont. My former roomie is taking care of my condo while I'm gone. She has been such a blessing to me. From late runs to get bottles, water, and sterilization systems, to support in general - she has really been there for me! Our friend Liz has also been doing everything possible to help me in this transition. Thanks y'all! I love you to pieces!

As far as sewing and knitting goes, I have cut the fabric for another quilt and completed two baby sweaters. Those pics to come in the next few days.

59 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday !!!! Your little bundle of joy is completly beautiful congratulations. I hope you are managing to get some sleep. I have a newborn and also turned 36 a few weeks before he was born I feel about 60 at the moment though :-)x

Tasia said...

Happy birthday! And congratulations on a beautiful baby girl!!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Congratulations! She is precious!

mle said...

Congratulations! and what a beautiful name!!!!!
Oh and happy birthday!

Erica B. said...

OMG! She is so gorgeous! Just looking at her makes my ovaries ache! Congrats on that beautiful little doll!

Sheila said...

Congratulations & Happy Birthday. Nilah is so adorable.

jillian said...

Wow - congrats! Glad everyone is home and healthy!

Rosy said...

Wonderful! Congratulations twice! So tiny that baby is a blessing from heaven, enjoy!

KID, MD said...

She's beautiful!! Congrats and happy birthday!

CanarySanctuary said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations! I'm so happy for you :)

Gail said...

Nilah - such a beautiful name for a beautiful girl. She has so much hair!!!

Heather said...

Congratulations! What a sweetheart!

Victoria said...

Oh isn't she just a little doll! She's beautiful! Glad to you both of you are doing so well:)

Michelle said...

OH she is precious! Congratulations!

Karin said...

Nilah is gorgeous! Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Congrats on your new bundle of joy!!! Nilah is beautiful.

Candice said...

Congrats!!!! Your daughter is goregous!

Carla(LoverofWords) said...

She is so beautiful, congrats!
Happy Birthday to you as well what a great gift to receive

Angela said...

She is adorable! Congratulations and happy birthday!!

Lynne said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful, perfect little girl!

Dei said...

What a beautiful blessing! Glad that you and Nilah are doing well. Happy, happy Birthday!

Aminat said...

Congratulations and happy birthday to you...Your girl is a pretty princess

Morgan said...

Hey, Ashley and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and of course congratulations! How long are you in Vermont for? Let me know.

Faye Lewis said...

How beautiful!

Tanya said...

Congratulations, she's adorable and Happy Birthday to you, I'm sure she's the best present ever.

Jenny said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! And I love that name- Nilah. Hope you had a great birthday too!

Lisa said...

Congrats!!! She is beautiful! Is she as peaceful as she looks? Happy Birthday to you! I am so happy for you : )

Hilary said...

Congratulations!!!!!! She is absolutely perfect! What a beautiful little girl and her gorgeous name (also so meaningful!) fits her perfectly! Good lick with all that comes with new mama-hood...you're a wonderful mama already, I can tell! And happy birthday!!

Julie said...

She is so beautiful!!! Oh, what a precious little thing. congratulations, and welcome baby Nilah!!

amber said...

Congratulations Mom - she is beautiful!! :) I love her name, too.

DD said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Precious Moments

Omega said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!
Congratulations on your beautiful bundle of joy,baby Nilah!! Enjoy every moment!

Eugenia said...

A very happy birthday. And many congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful baby girl - Nilah Grace is a lovely name.

Sinéad said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your beautiful little girl. Wishing you both all the health and happiness in the world!

Adrienne said...

Congrats! What a beautiful baby!

Cas... said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter!

Also a very happy birthday to you! I hope you both continue to have very blessed lives!

Be Encouraged!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Congratulations! She is gorgeous...just like her mothers

Cennetta said...

Oh Susan. She's is so beautiful. Congratuations. Much happiness to you and your family.
Cennetta

lakaribane said...

Susan, congratulations! I'm so happy everything went fine. And, you BOTH are Sags too, which is even better IMO. My bday is this coming Sunday, LOL! Sagitarians Unite!

Jada said...

Congrats to your new baby girl! Daughters are a blessing and you will see.

life as I know said...

Congratulations!!! Nilah is absolutely adorable, and she looks so peaceful ;) I wish you both the best, and happy belated birthday.

India said...

Congratulations!! She is just too cute.

Amanda S. said...

What a sweetie! Congratulations!!!

Just Us Two/Tracey said...

Congratulations!!! She is adorable. I am happy you and Nilah are doing well.

Happy Birthday!!!

Karin van D. said...

Congratulations with the birth of your beautiful little girl and with you becoming a mama!

The Dreamstress said...

Awwww...she is just GORGEOUS! Honestly, one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen!

And happy birthday to you! What a great double celebration!

Amy said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! Enjoy this stage (one of my favorites!) Have a wonderful holiday and time with family.

Sister said...

Congrats on your precious beautiful little angel! Oh, and happy birthday too!

MAD14kt said...

Awwww, she is so PRETTY!!! :)

CeCe's Closet said...

Hello! I need new pics! I know she is changing every week and I need to see her in her winter outfits. =)

HeathersSphere said...

Happy belated birthday, Susan! Time flew by very quickly and lo and behold your precious and beautiful daughter already arrived! I adore the picture of Nana and Nilah together - too cute beyond words. Congratulations to you and your family!

Ki said...

I'm so late, but happy belated birthday and CONGRATS on having such a beautiful and health little doll. She is so very beautiful.

del said...

I am soooo behind, since I didn't even know you were pregnant, lol!

Congratulations, Mommy! I'm so happy for you. Glad your pregnancy and delivery went so well and now you have a beautiful baby girl to hold and snuggle for years and years. How sweet!

Happy holidays, you have the best gift ever.

Mikhaela said...

OH MY GOODNESS she's beautiful! What a birthday present! Apparently I've been so out of the sewing blog loop I didn't even know you were pregnant (I blame being a new mama).

narcissaqtpie said...

Congratulations! She is gorgeous.

alethia said...

Congratulations, Happy birthdate and merry xmas. Beautiful name for a precious baby!

Sue said...

Congratulations - enjoy this special time!

robin said...

I know I am so late to the party on this, but congratulations!! She is a beauty and I love her name too. She has beautiful coloring, with her dark hair and pretty caramel colored skin.

Sewtellme said...

I know I am so late but congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!