Thursday, September 10, 2009

Say hello to our new addition!

Hello from motherhood and my brand new way of life! I'm pleased to announce that Bailey Lynn Akridge was born on August 25 at 10:06 p.m., the most beautiful 8 pounds and 3 ounces of baby you've ever seen.



It's been a long couple of weeks, and I purposely waited to blog until after the vicious "baby blues" had subsided. My tear ducts are still a little leaky, but I'm 100 times better than I was just a few days ago. Seriously, I have never lived through such emotional turmoil before.


I think we're all well now. Gunter and I are doing our best to learn how to understand Bailey's needs and meet them. She is such a good baby. We're actually getting some sleep at night, and she seems to be eating well, though every day is different. I love her more all the time, and I'm slowly getting adjusted to taking care of a baby 24/7. I don't know what I would have done without some very helpful new grandparents, prayer from friends and one amazing husband.



So here she is, the baby we waited so long to meet. You're going to be seeing a lot more of this darling face.

11 comments:

Melissa said...

Yay! I've anxiously been awaiting these beautiful photos! I know you two are doing a wonderful job. She's absolutely beautiful. Hugs to you all.

penny said...

when she is three and can watch cartoons for a moment ... blog about birth...she is adorable and I am so excited for you guys!!! Enjoy her while she still stays in one place -- once they are crawling you will never sit down!!!

EllisFamily said...

Thank goodness you finally blogged!!! I've been STALKING YOU, but to no avail! Miss Bailey is perfectly beautiful, and I pray God's wisdom and peace for you and Gunter for the the next, well, for the rest of your lives!!! = ) Make sure Cory knows when she makes her first appearance at PowerSouth...I will plan to be there too!!!

Josh and Lyndsay said...

Congrats!! I know yall are glad to finally have her here!! She is absolutely precious!!!

Heather said...

AWWWW she's precious!!! Glad to hear you're all doing well. Can't wait to see her in person!! :)

Marisa Smith said...

Congratulations!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!!! I am so happy for you. There is nothing in the world like motherhood is it!? I'm glad the "baby blues" have passed but I'll go ahead and tell you..I think your tear ducts are going to remain a little "leakier" than they ever were before! You are a mother now and Bailey is your heart beating outside your body! You will cry tears of joy for her accomplishments as well as for her "boo boo's". Enjoy every second with her because it goes by SO SO fast!

Leslie said...

Bethany I just saw your comment on our blog today. I've been bad about blogging lately which I'm sure you noticed. I'm so glad I now know you guys have a blog too. Can't wait to catch up on some of your previous posts. Bailey is beautiful! Love yall and hope to see you soon!

Kristin Douglas said...

Oh, Bethany...she's GORGEOUS!

Greg and Lynn Corder said...

Bethany and Gunter,
We are so happy for you. Bailey is beautiful - just like her mommy! (She also has a quite handsome daddy!) It's good to hear that you are all doing well. We hope to meet her soon.
Love,
Mr. Greg, Mrs. Lynn, the other Bethany, and Bradley

Samantha said...

She's beautiful! You're so blessed!

Mary Tyler S. said...

oh Bethany - I guess I can relate to the baby blues you are talking about and I'm only 2 weeks in. I sure would like to know how you are handling everything (like feedings) because I could use all the advice I can get! Hope your new family is well! She's beautiful!