Thursday, June 30, 2016

She's Here!


She's finally here!

Hadley Elizabeth arrived on Saturday evening, June 25th, at 7:16pm (41 weeks and 2 days).  She is 7 pounds, 14.1 ounces and 20.5 inches long.  Everyone is happy and healthy and so in love!

Her birth went pretty perfectly with 17 hours of labor, as did our hospital stay, and we were able to come home on Monday afternoon.  I very narrowly avoided an induction - it was scheduled for 5am on Monday - and am just so, so thankful that she decided to come on her own!  She is seriously the sweetest baby and I am starting to feel better myself, recovery-wise.  I can't wait to share her birth story next week, but for now just wanted to pop in with the good news and wish you all a wonderful holiday weekend!

If you want to follow along for an overload of baby, my Instagram is @ka5ohare and my Snapchat @kavanderploeg :) Be safe and have a very happy 4th!

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53 comments

  1. Congratulations!! She is absolutely beautiful.

    xo, Jess

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  2. she did come on my birthday :) yay!!! haha - so crazy that I typed that on your 'due date' birthday post! congrats- she's gorgeous!!! you will love it so much. being a mom {five months in} is the best! {I had my son on the 15th of the month- just like your birthday but January!} so crazy.

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  3. So glad that she is finally here and that everything went so well! Have loved seeing her and can't wait to see even more of that adorable little face! So happy for you guys!

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  4. Congrats girl!! She is absolutely perfect and I'm obsessed with her name!! Enjoy these precious moments ❤️!

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  5. Congratulations, friend! She is beautiful, and I'm happy to hear that you're both doing well. xo

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  6. Look at all the HAIR! Love! She's so beautiful! Congratulations, girl! I look forward to hearing her birth story.

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  7. So beautiful - and I absolutely LOVE her name!! Congratulations to you and your hubby :)

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  8. Congratulations, mama!! She is a little beauty! Hope you're doing well and keep the pictures coming!

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  9. She's so pretty!! I can't believe all that hair. Glad you're both doing well - keep the pictures coming!

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  10. Congratulations !! She is perfect <3

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  11. So so excited for you!! She's a little doll! Congratulations again girl!!

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  12. YAY!!!! Congratulations gorgeous mama - and just look at her hair! What a perfect little angel - welcome to the world sweet Haddie x

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  13. Congratulations!! She's such a doll :) Have a great 4th of July weekend!

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  14. Congratulations!!! Hope you are soaking up every newborn second. She's previous- love all that gorgeous dark hair <3

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  15. Congratulations. She is gorgeous just like her Momma.

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  16. I'm loving the baby overload so BRING. IT. ON.

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  17. CONGRATULATIONS gurlie, she's perfect! So glad she decided to come on her own before the induction. Looking forward to more pics of your precious baby girl <3
    Green Fashionista

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  18. Congrats, Katie! She's so beautiful! Hadley is the cutest name. :)

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  19. congrats! have been reading your blog for a while and knew when you didn't post for a few days that she must have arrived :) she is adorable!

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  20. Oh my goodness- look at all that HAIR!!! She is absolutely precious and congrats to the new parents :) Hope you feel better ASAP and enjoy being a mommy :)

    xo, Kristina

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  21. Oh my goodness she's perfect!!! LOVE her name and her hair is so adorable - you'll have no problem putting bows in her hair ;) So glad she came on her own! Enjoy these moments - can't wait to hear her birth story!

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  22. Congrats.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  23. Hooray! She's here. And perfect. And you did so great. Congratulations. Love her sweet name too.

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  24. So happy for you Katie and how awesome that she came on her own!

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  25. What a lovely name! Welcome Haddie!

    Her Heartland Soul
    herheartlandsoul.com

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  26. So happy for you guys! I have been keeping up on IG and have loved the updates so far on your precious girl. She is beautiful! Welcome to motherhood, mama!:)

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  27. She came just in time and is perfect! Congrats!!!!

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  28. So happy for y'all. She's gorgeous. Congratulations!

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  29. She is beautiful! Congratulations!

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  30. Congratulations! Finally, right? I'm so happy everything went smoothly!

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  31. She is absolutely precious! So happy to hear everyone is doing well. That hair...love love love. Congratulations to your family!

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  32. Congrats! My friend's baby is Hattie and yours is Haddie and no matter what the spelling or pronunciation, I always think of the girl from Parenthood :)

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  33. Congratulations! Look at all the hair! Beautiful girl and and beautiful name!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  34. She is so cute and has such a head full of hair! You look so gorgeous!!! Congratulations mama!!

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  35. Glad the baby vibes worked! So happy when I heard the news!

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  36. AHH!! I am so excited for you guys:) Congrats she is adorable

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  37. Cant wait to hear the birth story
    She is GORGEOUS... That hair!!!!

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  38. Congrats! I was eagerly waiting for such news via IG and am thrilled she arrived safe and healthy. Enjoy every moment.

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  39. Oh my goodness, congratulations! She is just beautiful - I hope you have a wonderful weekend, mama!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  40. Awww...she is so perfect! So happy everything went well and you didn't have to get induced. I have made some close calls also. Can't wait to hear the birth story!

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  41. Congrats! She's gorgeous and I can only imagine how in love you are with her. Enjoy mommyhood!

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  42. MORE BABY OVERLOAD!!!!! Every time I see your name on snapchat I get so exited haha!! She is SO beautiful Katie! And I'm not even just saying that, she is SERIOUSLY SO BEAUTIFUL!! That dark hair!! Gah!!! Cannot wait to hear more, and huge huge huge congrats to you guys!! xo

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  43. Congrats, Katie! She's beautiful!!!

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  44. Congrats! She is beautiful and I'm glad you're both doing well :)

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  45. So many congratulations, Katie! I was ecstatic to see she had made her arrival on Insta!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  46. So happy for you guys; I was thrilled to finally she her arrival on IG & have been loving all the pics since! So glad she decided to come on her own!

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  47. Congratulations to you all! She's absolutely beautiful! <3

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

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