Wednesday, April 9

Ettie Jane

Meet Ettie Jane Rigg.
8 pounds 8.5 oz.
20 inches long.
isn't she precious??

Birth Story:
Tuesday I had really bad contractions and thought I was going into labor so we went to the hospital. Little did I know contractions are wayyyyyy worse than what i was experiencing. 
Wednesday I was so frustrated because i woke up without any pain at all. I was really hoping the baby would come soon.
But little did I know...Thursday morning at 1:30 am. I woke up with HORRIBLE contractions that were already about 6 minutes apart. I woke up Devin and we waited about an hour to make sure it was legit. He is so sweet and let me squeeze his hand during each contraction. 
We went to the hospital at about 3 am. and they admitted me and we were on our way! We were soooo excited and couldn't believe the time had come! I got an epidural which was the most amazing thing i have ever experienced! I have never felt so relaxed and happy. 
They put me on oxygen since my oxygen levels dipped pretty low. It made Devin a little nervous, but i had no idea what was going on.
The nurses had us hang out for a few hours to allow things to progress and eventually I started pushing at 1:00 pm. 
And... the epidural wore off right at the end of pushing. HOLY CRAP that hurt. But I was proud of myself for only swearing once. 

But it was totally worth it for this little angel!

They actually whisked her away right after she was born because she had pooped before being born so they were worried about her. But luckily she was totally fine! And I got to hold her.

Our first family picture.

Being held by her dad for the first time. Love these two with all my heart.

We had such a hard time deciding on a name. We had a list of a few names we really liked and I was leaning toward Finley, but every time I tried to call her that it just seemed weird and like it didn't fit her. She is TOTALLY an Ettie. And so we decided to just go with it, even though it's a bit unique. By the way, it's pronounced Eh-tee. Sometimes people get confused :)

These nurses were AMAZING and took such good care of me. 

Midnight snuggles during our first night together.

After 24 hours they actually let us leave the hospital! We were excited to leave and sleep in our own beds, but also a little nervous to take baby girl home! 

The night we got home, my amazing friends brought us dinner! It totally hit the spot because labor makes you REALLY HUNGRY!

morning snuggles. sometimes i just cry happy tears (hormones) because i look at these two and i just love them so much!! 

Isn't her hair amazing??

We captured her first smile!!

My mom and dad are in town all week!! I don't know what I would do with out them. My mom has done our laundry, gone to target a million times, kept us fed, forced me to nap, taken care of Ettie, rubbed my feet and the list goes on. I am already dreading that she has to leave on Saturday :( I might have a break down.

Grandpa Blaine

And here we are in the middle of the night. Crazy how I'm surviving off of 4 hours of sleep per night. But it's totally worth it for my sweet angel baby! I've never been so happy!


  1. Such a darling baby girl! I'm so happy for you. Enjoy your newborn - they grow way too fast.

  2. She is amazing. I love her cute face and hair. I have been telling everyone her name. Seriously. I love that name so much. Congrats. You look so happy!

    1. I'm glad you love her name! I was nervous to name her something unique, but we love it so we just had to go for it!

  3. YAY! Ive been waiting for the birth story! Youre such a good mama and I love all her hair :)

  4. Yes so glad to finally see the pics! O my gosh now I'm dyyyyying to meet my baby girl! Ah so exciting. The pic of her smile is TO DIE FOR!!!!! Congrats I'm so happy for you!

    1. can't wait for you to have your baby girl! It's THE best!!


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