Saturday, March 1, 2008

Naomi Jane

Yeah, I know it's late, but it took this long to persuade Julie to hand over her password. -Sam


On Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at 5:20 A.M., Julie was dreaming of a getaway in Hawaii when she was awakened by the literal "pop" of her water breaking. 13 all-natural-no-epideral-I'm-serious-she-didn't-use-any-drugs hours later we welcomed Naomi Jane into our family. Naomi weighed a slight 7 lbs. 14 oz. (Julie was visibly disappointed not to have broken the 8 lb. threshold) and was 21 inches tall/long. I use the past tense because she has lost a few ounces since, which she is steadily gaining back, and because we opted to get her legs "lengthened" to prepare for what will surely be a record-breaking career in the WNBA.

Julie was AMAZING throughout the entire labor and delivery. Her strength and calm have only deepened my love and respect for her. She even managed not to scream "GET IT OUT OF ME!", like last time. As she recovers I'm sure she would appreciate comments here and emails of support.


For everyone who voted "girl" on the poll, we'll be sending out autographed used diapers within the week.

29 comments:

tasha said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you! How wonderful! I'm just so happy for your family. I'm glad all is well. Her name is beautiful. Lots of love and prayers.

Tennille said...

Yeah! Congrats on her safe arrival!

Carrie said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to meet little Naomi! Looks like B is loving the little baby idea - I love how she's there helping you hold her! I'm excited to finally see a picture of her - I had forgotten to ask (both times) who you thought she looked like...a bit like B but not all the way, right? We are super excited to have a second alternative for a future Motley/Mudrick union. I want to meet her! Give her a kiss on her soft cheeks for me! Love you guys tons!

DCRomney said...

Awww, S. sounds like such a proud hubby/daddy :) Welcome, Naomi Jane!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! Can't wait Naomi in person... when is that again?!?!

Karena said...

Congratulations! Hopefully, we'll get to meet up with you this summer and meet Naomi in person. Hey, when are you going to have a baby that looks like Julie? Naomi looks just like Bella and Sam. After all that hard work she deserves a little clone!

Karena said...

P.S. Can't wait to get that diaper in the mail.

The Spendloves said...

Finally! Congrats and way to go on going natural. Someday I want to be able to do that.

She's beautiful!! If you get out to Utah this summer, my boys want to meet her. I think Carrie's boys can stand some competition :)

Steve and Jaclyn said...

Julie and Family - Congratulations! Naomi Jane is beautiful. I will look forward to more posts of her as the months go on! We send all of our love and best wishes!

henryteachers said...

Welcome little Naomi! Such wonderful news that you're finally here. Congratulations Mudricks! Way to go!

Jules said...

I was only disappointed in her size because she was 6 days late and the other kids were 8lbs 5oz and 8lbs 7oz. I wanted something to show for my suffering. I did yell for the nurse to shut the door. I didn't want to scare those first time mothers. Also--just wanted to say that picture is taken after no sleep and hours of natural childbirth. No make-up. Maybe we can find a decent one in a month after I'm getting a little more sleep.

nessa said...

She is gorgeous, and I love her name! hopefully we can meet her soon, I think we are coming to DC in a couple of weeks!

Rufener Family said...

Congratulations!!! She is just the cutest!!! I am glad that all is going well! How exciting! And I just love the name that you have picked!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! What a cute little family. I am thinking that when our turn comes around to have a #3, we want it to be a surprise too.

Lisa Fox said...

Congratulations you guys! She is beautiful and julie you look amazing in that picture for going through all that and then taking a pic, major props. I've been thinking the all natural, and i'm not sure if i'm as strong as you, but at least i can always think of you. Congrats and we can't wait to meet her.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! She is definitely a Mudrick. Good thing she looks so much like Sam, because I was worried about who the father was :) Call me when I can come visit and bring your baby some pretty little Gap clothes!

Tania

Kristen said...

COngrats! She's adorable! No joke, that is the EXACT name I had picked if our baby had been a girl... Julie, you look great!

Jami Taylor said...

Congratulations! What a beauty!

Alicia said...

Congratulations! Ben says he loves the pictures of your new baby. He saw the pictures on the computer and he can't wait to see her in person. And yeah for you for going through labor with no drugs...especially when labor was so long. I can't wait to hear the rest of the story! Naomi is a real cutie. Now go and get some serious sleep!

Ann Purves said...

Did I know you were pregnant? Yah!!!! Naomi is a gorgeous name. Wishing you a fast and easy recovery and a good sleeper/eater. All our love, Ann Purves and Family

Nelly said...

Hey Mudricks!

We are so happy for you!! Hooray, another girl! I think she looks so much like Bella, too. So fun! Julie, I take my hat off to you. I know I couldn't do it. I love That epideral!!! You really are incredible!!
Love,
The Webbs

Sara Hanchett said...

Congratulations on the delivery and no meds....don't you feel like you just won a marathon. It's such a rush to do it the way of our foremothers :) She's absolutely beautiful. Obviously fits in with her siblings. Your family is just perfect.

AmyWS said...

Congrats you guys! She is gorgeous and looks so much like Bella. Love the name and you guys! Amy

Carrie said...

p.s...on the sisters who look so much alike...you're in for it when they are in high school and everyone knows the cute Mudrick girls:) Funny how the generation has flip flopped...now there are Mudrick girls instead of the Mudrick boys! The Atkinson girls always created quite a stir...so it's only appropriate:)

Lisa said...

Congrats!! You are a trooper Julie! Naomi is a darling name and she looks like she fits right in. Take it easy and best of luck as you embark upon the title of "Mother of Three" :)

Marlo said...

Congrats....Naomi is darling. Good luck with three little ones running around!

Marlo said...

We snoop at your blog....hope you don't mind.

The Greers...yeah right, this is just Marlo

Neana said...

OMG!!!Naomi Jane is BEAUTIFUL!! She looks like her big sister. Congratulations and I cant wait to meet her.

Tammi said...

Jules! I was just thinking about you this morning--how I hadn't heard anything about whether that little bundle was born yet...she is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the name Naomi. You ARE my hero! ALL NATURAL! Don't know if I could pull that off..without killing someone or severely maming my husband! Although i did NOT win the baby poll challenge--I AM REALLY RELIEVED to NOT be receiving any smelly packages in the mail!! EWWWWW Sam! And, really NO NEED to get those little legs lengthened--she'll inherit those already! CONGRATS!!