Our little pumpkin is here!



Our sweet baby girl arrived October 26th at 8:01 am. We named her Emmalyn & she weighed 8 lbs 10 oz!


So here’s how everything happened…The Doctor had planned on me getting induced this week because he guessed she would be a rather large baby. So we arrived at the hospital Tuesday morning around 7 am and the nurses got started pretty fast. Unfortunately they had a very hard time getting an IV in my arm and it caused me to get pretty nauseous. After that the baby went into distress. Right as the Doctor came into the room to induce me he noticed the baby’s heart rate dropping. They kept talking, and acting calm but I knew something was wrong. I wasn’t too worried because I could still feel the baby moving. After about a minute or so, nurses came flying in the room and I knew something was really wrong. All of a sudden my husband was gone and I was in a scary room where the Doctor told me I would be having a c-section. Before I even had time to freak out I was put to sleep. The next thing I remember was waking up with no baby. This was definitely not how I had planned it and I was so sad that I had missed the whole thing. The Doctors told me they didn’t know why the baby’s heart rate had dropped so low, but that it was a good thing I was at the hospital when it happened. I know it wasn’t how I had planned, but I am also very grateful I was at the hospital and that we both are here safe and healthy.



Emmalyn had a rough time breathing at first and was put in the NICU for the first few days. This was SO hard because I was unable to hold her and kiss those chubby cheeks. I was also in a lot of pain, so it was very hard to go down there to see her. I was so so happy when they finally got her off the oxygen and I was able to feed her for the first time. Words cannot describe the love I have for this little girl. She is such a blessing to our family and is truly a miracle! I am enjoying every second I have with her and simply love everything about her. She is absolutely perfect!


Isn’t she preciousl? :)

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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51 comments on “Our little pumpkin is here!”

  1. Congrats! Your precious bundle is gorgeous! I love her name and am happy for you she made it here safe. Get some rest……Ha ha!

  2. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com Reply

    Oh she's just gorgeous!! I'm so glad you are both doing well after all that! Congratulations!! :)

  3. Deborah (Teach Preschool) Reply

    The most beautiful pumpkin I have ever seen! Congratulations on your very sweet little girl!

  4. She is adorable!!!

  5. Congatulations!!!! I'm glad you are both doing well now. I love her name. I had never heard it before Army Wives and have loved it ever since. She is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  6. Congratulations! What an adorable little pumpkin!

  7. Jamie she is adorable, we will have to car pool with some friends and come see you girls. I'm so glad everything is ok, that is a little scary. Love you!

  8. Congrats – she is absolutely beautiful! Hooray for big, healthy babies (that's how much my Remi weighed when she was born!) Sorry it was such a stressful situation, but glad that you were there and she made it into your arms safely.

  9. BEYOND Precious! Uber sweet! Congratulations!

  10. awwwww, she is so adorable!! congratulations!!!

  11. She is absolutely adorable! Congratulations much :) Wishing you a speedy recovery! *B

  12. Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants Reply

    Yes she is absolutely adorable!!! I love her little owl and batman leggings. Think of her future halloween themed birthday parties! I had a son in October, and it was so fun with all of the halloween activities! Blessings to you guys!

  13. Congratulations! Glad she is here safe and sound. She is beautiul. We had one in the NICU for a week and that hard. But glad she is home safe and sound.

  14. Aw, Congratulations! She's beautiful!

  15. Morgan and Melissa Sarager Reply

    Congrats, she is adorable. I'm glad everything is going good now!

  16. mudpies and marigolds Reply

    Congrats on your beautiful and healthy baby girl!

  17. Laura@Corner House Reply

    I am so glad everything worked out. Congrats! She is so sweet!!

  18. She is beautiful, congrats!

  19. So glad you and baby girl are healthy and happy! She is absolutely beautiful and i just love her name! Congrats momma!

  20. She is absolutley beautiful! thanks for sharing your sweet story, I'm so glad you're all home and well! Congratultions:)

  21. She's precious! I ended up in labor the 26th as well, although my little guy didn't come till 9 the next morning. I'm so glad she's doing better now. Congrats!

  22. Congratulations !! :)

  23. Oh, I am so glad you and the baby are both well. That sounds like a really, really scary experience. I've had four c-sections, so I can understand that you are probably pretty uncomfortable. Just make sure that you take it slow and give your body a chance to heal–you've had major surgery, so your recovery is going to be wildly different from what it was with your other babies. Best wishes!

  24. Congrats! Glad you are both healthy and I hope you're feeling better. She's so stinkin' adorable! How fun that she's finally here!

  25. Oh Yes!! She's absolutely precious and adorable! I'm so glad she is doing well and home now getting all your love. I know how hard it is to be separated at birth, our first spent 2 months in the NICU…now she's 12. Congrats on your beautiful Emmalyn!!

  26. Congratulations! She's just beautiful. What a story she has … I'm so glad everything worked out and you're both safe and healthy. Enjoy that sweet baby!

  27. Congrats! What a beautiful little girl! I had a c-section too… take it easy and don't feel bad if it takes you longer to recover than you thought.

  28. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} Reply

    She is soooo precious!! I hate you had so much drama, but your little daughter is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!!

  29. Korrie@RedHenHome Reply

    Congratulations! She's a beauty. And I *love* her Halloween outfit!

  30. She is absolutely perfect AND born on MY BIRTHDAY! :) Congrats!

  31. Congrats! She IS so precious. Glad both of you are doing well and take care and get some rest.

  32. Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely Reply

    Congratulations!! She is beautiful and chubby, just a like a baby should be. :) Hope you're able to get a little rest a recouperate and put the dramatic delivery behind you. :)

  33. OMGosh, your little pumpkin is precious. Congrats. I ♥ that little pumpkin outfit. Her other little Halloween outfit is just toooo cute Ÿ

  34. She is just gorgeous!! Love her name too. Glad you are both doing well… sounds like that was a scary day, but I am so glad everything worked out. Congratulations :)

  35. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Reply

    congrats! she is so adorable! love her chubby little cheeks. and i love the name emmalynn- it just rolls off the tongue and sounds so sweet.

  36. Congratulations! She is beautiful!!

  37. She is absolutely beautiful, love her name!! :) Sorry your delivery was rough, praise God that you were at the hospital and everything turned out ok. My first delivery (also c-section) was very similar and my son also had to be in the NICU for the whole time we were there.
    So glad that you're home and doing well!

  38. Create It Fabulous Reply

    Congrats! What a doll!!!

  39. She is darling! Congratulations!! I know from experience that it's a big bummer not to have the birth go the way you had planned, BUT she is healthy and you are all happy and that's all that really matters. I love her little Halloween outfit– she is just precious!

  40. she is precious!! congratulations. such a beautiful name too!!

  41. Brady and Brittany Reply

    She is such a beautiful baby!!! Congratulations! :)

  42. Michelle Heryford Reply

    Congratulations to you and your family! She is sure a gorgeous little girl! I love those chubby cheeks and I adore her name ~ good choice. Thank God you were at the hospital ~ I had a very similar experience with my third child ~ hope you are able to get some rest and aren't in too much pain anymore. Congrats!

  43. What a doll face! And how could you stand not kissing those adorable cheeks? Glad it's over and she's here safe.

  44. Congratulations!! My daughter was born on October 26, 2007; so it's definitely a fantastic day!! She is beautiful!!

  45. Christine @ Following Phubie Reply

    Gotta love those chubby cheeks and Halloween leg warmers! Emmalyn is too cute. Congrats!

    BTW, your pumpkinlicious cupcakes were a big hit at our Halloween party. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  46. The most adorable baby!!! Congratulations!!!!

  47. whipperberry.com Reply

    Congrats, congrats!! She's a doll!!
    Hope you are doing well.

    Heather from WhipperBerry

  48. Congrats! She is beautiful!

  49. thesurpriselily.com Reply

    So precious! Congrats and lots of love and hugs!

  50. She is beautiful! I am glad you and baby are safe and healthy.

  51. She is SO PRECIOUS! Congrats Mama!! That sounds so scary! I'm so sorry you had to go thru that. I'm so happy you and the baby and healthy and safe at home! :)

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