Welcome Simone!

Hi, everyone! Guestblogger Katie F. here blogging for Mel and Simone.

Simone Adelle arrived at 4:44am Sunday, January 18th and weighed 4 pounds, 3.8 onces. She is 16 3/4 inches long. Mel and Simone are both healthy and happy.  Simone is beautiful.

Mel’s water broke around 1am Saturday morning and Simone was born 27 hours later. After several hours of no contractions, they started her on  a slow increase of pitocin.  Hours passed, dilation came slowly (and much to Mel’s frustration sometimes not at all), and contractions came. Around 10pm Mel had the epidural which helped so much   – she was so exhausted at this point and the epidural allowed her to rest and so she was able to talk to the doctor and be alert. Simone was delivered vaginally at 4:44 after 6 pushes or so.

I was honored to be with Mel during seveal hours of her early labor, and she did so amazing  – everyone is so proud of her for brining Simone into this world!  

Pictures to come later



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41 responses to “Welcome Simone!

  1. g

    Congratulations, Moms and welcome to the world, Simone! So glad to hear things went well. Looking forward to hearing more about those first few days 🙂

  2. delurking to say Congrats!

  3. Carolyn

    Yippee!!! Glad to hear she arrived safely. WOW!!!! Welcome to the world Simone. 🙂 And I love her middle name.

  4. Lo

    YAY MEL AND WELCOME SIMONE!!!! Lots of love from all of us in the O household.

  5. Yay!!!!

    Happy birthday, Simone! Good job, Mel!

  6. Jen

    Good girl Simone for making your 4 lb mark 😉
    Can’t wait to see a picture.

  7. missanthropy

    WOO HOO! So proud of you! Welcome Simone!!

  8. Amy

    so happy to hear that Simone is doing so well (and Mel of course)! can’t wait to see pictures and hear more!

  9. Welcome Simone! Congrats ladies!

  10. Io

    Hooray! Congratulations Mel!
    Simone, I can’t wait to meet you sweetie!

  11. oh so happy Simone is here!!!

    congrats mel!

  12. Welcome Simone! Congratulations!

  13. erincooks

    Congratulations! I’m so glad the delivery went so well. Welcome Simone!

  14. Hooray! So glad to hear that both of you came through the delivery like rock stars. Can’t wait to see the pics ’cause you know she’s gonna’ be adorable.

  15. Robin

    Congratulations to you and your family. Doug and I are so happy for you. I can’t wait to see Simone’s little face. I also imagine your blogging is about to slow down so make sure you get them up SOON!

  16. Awesome! Congratulations Moms and baby!

  17. Fabulous! I’m so glad Simone is ~out~ and getting to do her growing thing out where things can be controlled. I was so worried.

    So Congrats on the arrival!!!

  18. Congratulations! Welcome beautiful one!

  19. Welcome to the world, Simone! I guess it’s time for me to start knitting! xoxoxoxoxox from Sandra and Amy.

  20. Wow, welcome Simone! I’m so glad that she is here and healthy, and I can’t wait to hear more about her!

  21. jay

    HOORAY and many congratulations! Can’t wait to see pics and hear more!! xx

  22. vee

    Thaks for blogging the news, Katie!

    Melody, what a star. So glad your baby girl is finally here, safe and sound! Can’t wait to see her adorable little face!

  23. tbean

    Congrats from a lurker!

  24. Thank you SO much for the good news Katie! Happy Birthday little Simone, we’re all so glad that you finally made it here healthy and safe 🙂 Great job Mel, we cant wait to see Simone and hear from you. You did so great, lots of love from all!

  25. Welcome Simone! And I have a special affinity for 4:44. It brings me lots of good luck!

  26. WOO HOO! go mel! i am so happy for you. xxoo mulberry

  27. Shae

    Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you.

  28. Julie

    The ticker says that at 36 weeks and 5 days that she is making meconium… OMG she is right on target there! She’s beautiful! I will change her dirty diaper anytime! 🙂

  29. giggleblue

    welcome little one!!! i’m so happy she’s here!

  30. Co

    Welcome, Simone! Congrats mommy Mel!

  31. I couldn’t be happier! Congrats to you both! Simone, welcome and I can’t wait to meet you!

  32. Congratulations!!! Wow, she and Solomon are really close in age 🙂

  33. Congratulations. I had an IUGR baby due to an SUA after IVF just over a year ago. I’m glad she’s here and healthy.

  34. h.babypants

    Welcome Simone! Congratulations to the whole family!!!

  35. babysmiling

    Congratulations and all the best.

  36. Heartiest Congratulations to the proud parents and Welcome Simone!

  37. Annette

    The pictures are darling! Congratulations, Melody and hi, Simone!

  38. Congratulations! I’m so glad everything went well and you both finally get to meet Simone!

  39. Kim

    Yay!! Welcome to the world, little Simone!

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