Baby Girl finally arrived!!



Just wanted to let everyone know that our little girl, Julianne Helene, arrived on November 2nd at 7:28am. She weighed 8 pounds, measured 21 inches and is so very beautiful!


I will be sharing the birth story soon after I get used to things but here is a tidbit. I went in for my 41 week appointment, already 10 days past due date. I got an ultrasound, my contractions were monitored and I had a fetal monitor. After 45 minutes I was told I needed to go to the hospital because my amniotic fluid was low. It usually is supposed to be between 5 and 10 but mine was reading at 3. 


17 hours later, after being plugged to pitocin, Julianne was born, without pain medications. Here are a few pictures.

First nap at home

Arriving at home
Ryan changing the 1st diaper
Preparing to go home.
15 min after being born

All snuggled up in the crib at hospital

6 hours after birth
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12278886277628414579 Katrina {In Katrina’s Kitchen}

    Congratulations!!!! She is beautiful!

  • http://livefromlaquinta.com/ Debbie

    She is beautiful! And she was born on my birthday! Congratulations.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16932360983765353619 Kelly

    Hi Noelle! Congratulations-she is just a sweet pea! So glad you and baby are healthy and well–my thoughts are with your family today!
    oxoxo
    Kelly

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11213895832127088168 Roselie

    Congratulations! She is such a sweetie!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11751332126011127621 Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I am so happy and thrilled for you guys, I could burst! She’s an absolute doll, and I love the beautiful name you gave her. Many, many congrats to you two! <3 <3

  • http://tanyascooking.blogspot.com/ Tanya

    Congratulations!!! She’s adorable :) Also love her name!

  • http://jlgoesvegan.com/ JL goes Vegan

    Congratulations, Noelle! What a beauty! I’m so happy for all of you! xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06914905117684452240 Glo

    Congratulations to you both on a beautiful daughter.

  • http://www.vegangoodthings.blogspot.com/ Leinana

    So happy to see some pics! She is just perfect. Congratulations to all of you again! xo

  • http://chowvegan.com/ chow vegan

    Congratulations! I was wondering if you had the baby yet, she’s so beautiful! So happy for you all! :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04695690277037332534 Kirsten

    I think it’s halarious that you posted a photo of her in her car seat! They don’t seem to like it all that much…until the car gets going! I love her name. Too bad we didn’t live closer it would be fun hanging out with the newbies. Congratulations to you both.

  • http://www.edesiasnotebook.com/ Lesa @Edesia’s Notebook

    Congrats, Noelle! She is beautiful!

    Sorry you had to be induced, but glad it all worked out okay and you have a healthy baby girl.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10953934856050968428 Vegiegail

    Congratulations Noelle! I love the first photo! It looks like you and Julianne are singing to each other. And papa looks like he’s beaming with pride! Such a lovely family!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15538836762561311482 Fayinagirl (means Free One)

    Congratulations! Such a lovely family. I know you all are enjoying these very precious moments.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02265676810951599396 Lauren

    Congrats Noelle! She’s beautiful :) Hope you both get lots of rest and enjoy this wonderful time!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10189065528276730871 Kelsey

    I can wait to read the birth story :) I’m so happy to hear that things went well and that all three of you are doing well!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08873080530639686787 HiHoRosie

    Beautiful! Congrats!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15213560700177500941 Stephanie

    You look amazing and your little angel is just perfect! Congrats to you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09186234660435643801 Roberta

    Congrats, now the fun begins.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05252528689535462349 mjskit

    Congratulations! Both of you are beautiful! Best wishes for a wonderful life with your daughter.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01927088446382658853 Tasha – The Clean Eating Mama

    Noelle! she is amazing! Congratulations to you and your husband! I cannot wait to hear more about her!

  • http://sophiesfoodiefiles.wordpress.com/ sophiesfoodiefiles

    Congratulations to you & your husband & what a beautiful little girl, she certainly is!

    Enjoy her to the fullest, my friend!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09036043185712506956 Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family

    Congratulations! I have been waiting for you to post this, and it was worth the wait as Julianne is beautiful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16909841055592031975 B^2

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16909841055592031975 Brandon

    Congratulations to both of You!

  • http://www.the-farmers-wife.net/ The Farmers Wife

    Congratulations!! So happy for you all! Enjoy this stage Mom! They grow so fast!

  • http://www.whatmegansmaking.com/ megan @ whatmegansmaking

    yay, congratulations! So happy for you – she is beautiful :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12371458068011998525 Tina

    Congratulations, I am so happy for you! She looks adorable-there will be a lot more firsts to come. I knew someone that blogged every day for an entire year about their child’s daily activities-I would say it would be very hard not to record something on a daily basis-they grow up so fast. Enjoy your newborn.

  • http://www.acooksnook.wordpress.com/ Jill @ A Cook’s Nook

    Congratulations- she’s beautiful :)

    Wishing you and your new family much joy & many adventures in the coming year!

  • http://www.crumbblog.com/ Isabelle @ Crumb

    Congrats! She’s absolutely gorgeous… and I just adore the name you picked out for her. That new mommy glow looks great on you! :)

  • http://www.bitofthegoodstuff.com/ Sharon @ Bit of the Good Stuff

    Congratulations to you both! She’s absolutely beautiful! xx

  • http://www.fromcupcakestocaviar.com/ janet@cupcakestocaviar

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04667351264908715753 Christine’s Pantry

    Congrats! Beautiful baby.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03258699925063180509 Lizzy

    Oh, Noelle, she’s just precious! Congratulations to you both…and welcome to the world sweet, Julianne!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11195737115432451006 Amy

    What a beautiful daughter Noelle! Congrats :)!

  • http://alidaskitchen.blogspot.com/ Alida

    Congratulations – what a sweetie!

  • http://ellysaysopa.com/ elly

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby girl and I love her name!

  • http://madaboutmacarons.com/leBlog Jill Colonna

    Fantastic news – you both look superb. Lovely pics. Look after yourselves and try and get some sleep when you can! Thanks for sharing. J xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09865388236988181995 Pauline

    Congratulations, someone to sing with you :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11506367824992805317 Kris

    Finally! YAY! Congratulations, Noelle and Ryan, and welcome to the world, Julianne Helene (beautiful name)! I am so very happy for you. If/When there is anything we can do to help you along, we’re all here for you. Much love and blessings to you three!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01024438780131741078 Joy

    Congrats!!!!!! she is beautiful.

  • http://www.dairyfreebetty.com/ Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty

    Just what I was looking for!! Congrats Noelle she is perfect and beautiful and I love the name! I’m tearing up a too, you look SO happy!! She’s just so lovely!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03501507918783899135 Sarah @ See Sarah Eat

    Yay! She is beautiful :) Can’t wait to hear more of your story, no pain meds after induction is impressive!

  • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

    oh she is so precious- CONGRATULATIONS!!!