Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Over due introduction

Our sweet gal made her big arrival on January 21, 2009.  She was born at 8:39 am and weighed 7 lbs 5 oz and was 20.5 inches long.  She's healthy, beautiful and absolutely perfect. 

As we close on our second week with our new blessing, we're all slowly adjusting.  I think that J, who will be three in a few weeks, is realizing what this all means.  He struggles with being excited and then not so excited.  He's missing having his Mama all to himself.  Fortunately, Daddy is still home, which is taking the edge off of having a new sister a bit. 

Little K is doing marvelously well.  She's sleeping pretty good for a newborn.  She's beginning to be awake a little more often, but is still letting me get a few hours of sleep in at night.  That always helps.  She calms down pretty quickly when her needs are met and seems, at this point at least, a pretty mellow gal.  Thank you Lord!  We definitely need a mellow child in this house. LOL  We'll see what happens as she continues to become more alert, but for now, we're basking in the "easy" mode.

Here are some pictures from her first day on her own.

Minutes old

First Bath

J holding his little sister for the first time

S holding little sis

R holding K

A looking very excited, don't you think.

E's turn!

They brought me and the baby homemade gifts. :)  E wrote a beautiful poem for her little sister.  If I can find it, they've misplaced it :(, I'll share it.

Saying goodbye.  This always makes me cry, when they all have to leave. :(

We left the hospital the next morning.  Not soon enough for my liking. LOL  I'll post those pics later. :)


LeslieN said...

Love all the pictures of your beautiful family! I'm glad that she is doing well and giving you some time to rest. Enjoy your little beauty and give her a kiss from me.



healthyhomeschool said...

Linda, I love your pictures!! The baby is beautiful, you are beautiful, your whole family is just beautiful!! I am very happy for you.


Jen Unsell said...

Loved all the pictures Linda!

squeeli said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What a beautiful family you have been blessed with.