Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Birthday, Teagan Noelle!

September 23, 2012


7lbs 8oz

20 inches long

Fast and furious after only 2 hours and 15 minutes of active labor.
Someday during one of those midnight feedings I'll share the entire birth story.  Kris and I are still in shock at how different this birth experience was compared to Parker on so many levels.  I must write it all down while it's still fresh in my mind.
After nine months of wondering what our precious babe would look like the wait was over.  Big, dark eyes.  Itty bitty fingers and teeny tiny toes.  Head full of dark hair.   Healthy and perfect.

After Teagan's first bath she was bundled up and we were taken to another room where we'd spend the next 16 hours.  Everything checked out just fine with me and Teagan so thankfully getting an early checkout was no issue.  Being at the hospital is sort of like a mini vacation with room service.  Anything you need you call and get.  Water? No problem.  Apple juice? They're right on it.  But at the same time it's not terribly comfortable and it's not home.  Being back in the comfort of our own house the day after delivery was plain fab.

About an hour or so after meeting miss Teagan.  I felt absolutely fantastic immediately afterwards.  I was able to walk around right away and had zero pain.  I even told Kris that I felt like I could go work out haha.  It was part new mama adrenaline, part having no pain meds, and part fast delivery.  I just hope that I'm as lucky with the next one!

Daddy-babe skin to skin :)

Teagan is a pro at nursing which is making life easy.  With Parker we would wake her up every couple hours to nurse thanks to recs by the hospital staff.  Ha, not this time.  I'm really waiting for Teagan's cues before we breastfeed. Never wake a sleeping baby, right?   For the most part she nurses about every 3 hours. 

Taking daddy all in :)

This girl sure can sleep.  She's slept through the night every night only waking to nurse.  Right now we're doing a mix of swaddling her and laying her in the Rock N Play and sleeping with her on my chest.  What can I say, I'm a sucker for baby snuggles.

In addition to actual having a baby who sleeps (still love ya, Parker) Teagan is different in that she spits up.  Parker never spit up until the time I gave her old yogurt (mom of the year right here).

More pictures and blogging to come of Parker and Teagan's first visit together and the transition from one to two under two (surprisingly super easy so far).  Life is amazingly perfect and I feel so very blessed to have two wonderful daughters and an awesome husband/father.



  1. Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!!!

  2. Such a suprise ! I could not wait for teagan to see her , she is like parker ! Congratulations !

  3. Stacie, she is beautiful! I can see some Parker similarities. I can't wait to see pics of the two of them together. I'm glad the Sevel fam is home and settling into the new routine. Can't wait for more updates!

  4. Oh, YAY!!! Congrats, mama! She's beautiful :) So happy to hear it was so speedy and recovery had gone smoothly. Can't wait to hear the whole story. Hugs to you and your beautiful family.

  5. These photos are gorgeous!!! Did you hire a professional or did you teach Kris all the tricks? The are beautiful and so is baby Teagan! Congratulations to all of you!!! XOXOXOXO

  6. Thanks everyone :) We're absolutely smitten with the newest addition.

    Faye, it was a nice mix of photos by me and Kris. He has had to learn a trick or two, just enough to make me happy :) I love how the day played out in pictures.

  7. So sweet! Can't wait to hear the full birth story!