Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hospital Play-by-Play #3 - Natalie is Born!

Around 10:45 PM on April 18th, the Doctor checked Ashley and she was only dilated 4 centimeters and typically it is about 1 centimeter an hour. Stephen (myself) decided to get in a few moments of sleep...

1:16 AM, April 19 - Nurse came in to check on Ashley and see how far along Ashley was and surprise! Baby was there and ready to come out into this big, new world. The doctor and staff was paged and Stephen got up and was ready to help. It's amazing how fast everything came strolling in and everyone got into their "stations" or whatever they call it.

1:20 AM - Doctor said push and it was crazy quick.

1:21 AM - Natalie Joy Veater was born a beautiful, healthy baby girl. Didn't I tell you that was quick?

Here Natalie is a few minutes after being born. Opening up her eyes and taking it all in.

She weighs in at 8 lbs. 3 oz. and is 20 3/4 inches long.

Here are my two beautiful girls. Ashley did a very good job and was great at delivering Natalie.

Here's some father and daughter time which lasted only a brief moment. Baby has got to eat!

Natalie is very strong and was even lifting her head when she was on the heating table facing down. Kirsten better watch out because this baby is already showing off :) Thanks for all of your support and prayers. We love you all!


  1. Wow, that did happen quickly! She is beautiful and I love the name. Congrats!

  2. Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys!

  3. YEAH!!! She's beautiful. Where's all the hair I was expecting?? (Still way more than my kids) Congratulations.

  4. That is so fast! Wow! Congrats to you all, she's beautiful!

  5. Congrats! She is so beautiful! Good job Ashley- what a quick delivery.

  6. So sweet! I love the name too! Congratulations!!

  7. Congrats! She is very beautiful. I cant waite to see her. I am excited to be an Anut again. Take care and I will talk to you soon. Lots of love!

  8. Congratulations!!! She is beautiful. Loved the play by play. I love labor & delivery stories.

  9. Congrats! She is precious :)

  10. Congratulations!
    OK...I am a bit prejudice, but I got real chills as I read her sweet name. May your Natalie bring you as much joy as our Natalie brings to us!

    She is absolutely beautiful and I think she looks like her big sister's new born pictures.:) Am I right?
    Love, Beth

  11. Wow, that was quick! She was tired of waiting around, too, I guess. Congratulations! Beautiful!

  12. Congratulations! What a sweet baby!

  13. How wonderful!!! Congrats! Let me know when you are accepting vistors! I'd love to come see you and your sweet new baby girl!

  14. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED the play by play!!! That was so fun to read! And WOW, I can't believe how *fast* she came, holy moly!!! She is beautiful and looks SO much like Kirsten, but her cheeks are chubbier. She's the cutest ever!! It sounds like your labor went so well too! I can't wait to hear the *DETAILS* later!!!!!!!

  15. Ashley! Congratulations! She is beautiful

  16. Congratulations!! How exciting. She is beautiful. :) Glad to hear everything went well.

  17. Yay! Congratulations! Natalie is a beautiful baby, and I love that name. I can't believe you only had to push for one minute... I am very jealous because I am one of those lucky ladies who has to push for like 2 hours. I'm glad it all went smoothly. Can't wait to see more pics!

  18. Wow! You should give birthing lessons. People would pay big bucks to have it be that quick! :>

    Congrats! She is beautiful!


  19. 1 minute of pushing! All right!!! Congratulations! She does look like Kristin and is absolutely perfect. A good size too! (Are you sure you want to wait it out on your last baby? ;) You could try getting your membranes stripped in the doctor's office or something.

    Well, we're hoping to find out gender of baby #3 on Wednesday!!!! Wish us luck!

  20. Ashley
    This post made my cry with happiness! She is so beautiful and so are you!
    Congratulations on your new little {well not SO LITTLE!} bundle of joy!
    i am so happy for you all!
    Now you are a Veater Family of Four!

  21. Ashley and Stephen,

    Natalie is beautiful. We are so happy for you.

    Debbie & Greg
    Pam & Scott

  22. Glad that she made it here safe and sound. What a great delivery!

  23. Yea!!! WE've been waiting to hear the good news..I should have known to check here! :) She is beautiful! The cousins can't wait to meet her! :)

  24. Congratulations! Looks like you're all doing well.

  25. Congratulations!! Welcome, Baby Natalie!

  26. Watch out, you have a stubborn one on your hands! A 15 hour induction??? She didn't want to be born, and she wanted everyone to know about it, dangit! I'll just start praying for you now... :)
    Congratulations to the Veaters!

  27. AWHHHHHHH! CONGRATS!! She's gorgeous! XOXO

  28. Congratulations!!! We are so happy and excited for you guys. I can't believe how much she looks like Kirsten! So beautiful. Love the name too :)

  29. Congrats! She's so beautiful, and I think she does look a wee bit like newborn Kirsten.

    Sounds like you had to push only once or twice - LUCKY!

  30. Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you both!! She's gorgeous! I hope you get some sleep every now and then!!

  31. Oh how sweet!!!
    Congratulations! What pure joy it is to have another precious child!
    Special poem:
    Mothers are People
    Mothers are people who cook things;
    like breakfast or lunch or a snack,
    Dexterous people who hook things
    which button or zip up the back.

    Mothers are people who blow things
    Balloons and kisses and noses;
    Green-thumbish people who grow things.
    Like ivy and poppies and roses.

    Mothers are people who send things
    Like letters and strawberry tarts;
    Magical people who mend things
    like blue jeans and elbows and hearts.

    Mothers are people who find things
    like mittens and homework and germs;
    Fussbudget people who mind things
    like cusswords and snowballs and worms.

    Mothers are people who sweep things
    like porches and cobwebs and rugs,
    softhearted people who keep things
    like artwork, report cards and hugs.

    Mothers are people who nurse things,
    a boy or girl, or spouse;
    And, all in all, there are worse things
    than mothers to have in your house.

    Author unknown.

    Love always,

  32. She's gorgeous! I'm glad everything went so well. Congrats!

  33. Love the play by play! And the darling baby!! I'm so glad things went so well and easily for you. Enjoy that precious girl!

  34. Congratulations!!!!!!!
    Those are just beautiful pictures -and how fun to get the whole play-by-play. What a great idea.

    I'm so happy for you!

  35. I couldn't resist checking your blog, since I'm only 2 days away from my due date myself. What an awesome story and another beautiful baby! I can't believe I'm almost there myself. Congrats!


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