Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Another Princess added to our family!

We are excited to announce that our little baby has finally decided to come out and join our family. A little girl!! After much speculation and indecision, we decided to call her Lyric Avery Nelson. After going to the doctor on Monday, he noticed I was in the early stages of labor, and sent me to the hospital (he was a little concerned about the heartbeat and fetal movement). We arrived at the hospital around 6:30pm- I was 6cm and having contractions every 2-4 minutes. I was curious about natural childbirth and thought I would give it a go. Not something I would recommend.... epidurals are our friend. Lyric made her entrance at 11:46pm that night and completely melted our hearts. She is a happy, healthy little girl, weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. Her siblings can't get enough of her and are constantly by her side. Tatum has taken on the role of little mommy and tries to help the baby and myself any way that she can. Davis loves to hold his little sister (for about 15 seconds, hands her back, then comes back for more 2 minutes later). Although her daddy was fully expecting a boy, she already has him wrapped around his finger in adoration. We look forward to getting to know are sweet little girl. Love you all!



28 comments:

Hope said...

Congratulations Nelson Family! She's beautiful! Is it just me or does she resemble Davis' newborn picture?

Great name, too!

Heather & Seth said...

YAY! Congratulations! I had heard you had the her(I knew it was a girl by the way) last night and I have literally visited your blog probably 10 times since then waiting for a post on her! :) She is so darling and I love her name! Can't wait to meet her in person, let me know if you need anything!

The Gray Family said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. You were right about having a girl! I am glad things went well for you...you are a far braver woman than I to go without the epidural! Enjoy her.

Kyle said...

Congrats! What sweet pictures! She is adorable...and you look great too! I also recommend the epidural...did natural with Ben and I am still traumatized!
Hope you are all adjusting well!
Kyle

WaynenRissnKids said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys. And without medicine! Wow! I heard recovery can be easier that way--you'll have to let me know.
Enjoy that sweet little girl!

Alisha said...

Congratulations everybody! Matt and I are so excited for you guys. Ryan will have to call him for tips on having 2 girls. He'll pretty much just have to realize his heart no longer belongs to him :) We also did the natural thing with Jayden and your are right, epidurals are our best friend. We love the name and you all looks so great. She is beautiful. Can't wait to see more post.

Skiba Family said...

Congratulations Ryan and Melissa!we're so excited for your beautiful little girl!

Jason & Anita said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! This is Ryan's cousin in AZ. Your family is dorable and I enjoy your blog. I think I need to take lessons from you.

Shelley, Ryan, Caiden, Camden and Londyn said...

Okay, clearly I am pregnant because I'm totally crying right now seeing your beautiful family holding this brand new sweet baby. I am so happy for you guys. We love you all!

The Jackson Family said...

She is precious! Newborns just melt your heart! We can't wait to come and meet Lyric and see all of you guys! We will give you a few weeks but hopefully in March if your feeling up to it we will come on down:)!

Meagan & Rob said...

Congratulations! Your little girl is beautiful! Glad you and her are both healthy!

Susie and Brandon said...

Congratulations Nelson's! She is gorgeous and I love the name Lyric. it was my vote! And Melissa, you look gorgeous for just having a baby. Natural child birth too? You are super woman.

Niki McDowell said...

I've been waiting for this post. We're so excited for Lyric to be here. I'm with Shelley on her comment, I was almost in tears seeing those pictures. I can't wait for our little one to come and I can't wait to meet Lyric.

Kyra said...

Theres just nothing like a newborn- we can't wait to meet precious Lyric- shes beautiful- and you look wondeful for just going through a non epideral labor~

The Gargalis family said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you to have your sweet baby and not be pregnant anymore. I am with you that epidurals are our friend-I went natural with Dylan and totally not by choice. Glad to hear you and the baby are doing good. Get as much sleep as you can.

Lopez-kids said...

She is a beauty!! Congratulations!!

amanda p. said...

K Congrats on the cutest family ever! I LOVE her name, I was hoping you would go for Lyric. :) I think it is totally cute! You'll have to report on how it is having three! Way to go, I can't wait to meet her!

Kate McEuen said...

I LOVE how everyone waited till now to tell you about epidurals being your fried. But now you can officailly claim the "Do you know what I went through to give brith to you?" line when it comes time.

Like I said, she is absolutely beautiful! I'm so excited for your adorable family. I just realized something- we didn't do pedicures before she came... bummer, I'm sure that made all the difference in the delivery. I'll have to make it up to you.

See you guys soon!

heidi said...

Yay! congrats, congrats!!! girls are so fun, and i really love the name. she is beautiful!!

Kipn n' Sarah said...

Congrats, we am so happy for you and I love the name!!! She is beautiful and it looks like the little ones are adjusting well. Congrats and we can't wait to see her in person! Yeah for little girls!

Carter Family said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy that little Lyric decided to come out and join your family. I hope everything is going well for you guys. She looks adorable. I am sure she will wrap daddy right around her little finger! Girls have a way of doing that:)

Vanessa said...

Wow you look amazing for just going through non epidural labor!! How fun that we both are going to have baby girls! I love the name Lyric , sooo cute! Let me know if you need anything! I'm sure I will be seeing you in the mothers lounge within the next couple months :)

Kade Hannon said...

Miss Melissa
Kade here just wanted to say happy baby. I am glad she is here and wanted to wish her a happy birthday. Can't wait for preschool to start
kade

The Bruer Clan said...

You even look GREAT in a hospital bed!! GOSH you!! ;) HEE!! CONGRATS Melissa, she is GORGEOUS and how exciting for you all!! If you need anything, let me know!! ;) LOVE YA!!

Anonymous said...

Keep the pictures coming. Daily...Grr

Mike, Susanne & Easton said...

Congrats you guys!

Jera Farnsworth said...

awwwwwww... she is adorable! congrats! what a fun surprise (i can't believe you waited!) i love her name. i am so happy for you guys. ps your hair is looking super long!

gunnells said...

Congrats!She is beautiful!! I am so glad you had a little girl and that she is healthy and that everything went well!! It looks like brother and sister are happy for the new arrival too!