Natalie Teneile Nelson born on Tuesday, March 8th at 1:43pm. She weighed 8lb. 6oz. and was 21.5 in. long. She was delivered via c-section which went against what I had originally wanted and planned on, but in the end it came down to her being delivered healthy and safely and that was how it all had to happen. It was an emotional decision for me at the time, but by the next day I was over it and ready to enjoy my baby.
First...a few pictures:
Holding her for the first time in the labor and delivery room after I returned from the OR.
We brought a few items to the hospital for her first photos; I brought Mardi Gras beads and Craig brought a basketball. Please keep in mind that the basketball is a MINI ball and therefore my daughter is really not that huge.
Momma and her Mardi Gras baby.