Saturday, January 12, 2008

She's Here!

Our Baby Girl was born on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 11:45 am. She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long, with a perfectly round head, and lots of dark hair.

Due to blood pressure concerns, we were scheduled to arrive at 6:30 am for an induction, but Beth actually started early labor sometime in the night, and was already making progress by the time we got to the hospital. The doctor broke her water at 9:30, and our Baby arrived just over 2 hours later, making for a very fast, intense delivery. But once again, Beth was able to do it without pain killer drug intervention, and the hospital staff was kind enough to let us go home 23 hours after her birth.

Our Boy was a good boy for his Grandma Whittaker while his parents were away from home, but he missed them a lot, and is SO happy to have them back. He has shown much interest in his new sister, wanting to rock her chair, and put the pacifier in her mouth, but still calls her "Nonny", most likely because he thinks she is his cousin Donny. :)

Below are a few photos from the 10th. Rest assured, there will most definitely be more photos posted here in the days and months to come, so keep checking in to watch her grow!


Getting to know his new sister:




Sweet Baby Girl:


Daddy with his TWO kids:


Going home:

10 comments:

kelley said...

Blessings to you all as your family welcomes little Katie...what a precious gal...

joann renee said...

Hooray! I can't wait to see her (and the rest of you too).

heather said...

Congratulations! She is a beauty!

primitivebettys said...

She is beautiful!!! :)

Sheila Nielsen Photography said...

Yay! What a beautiful way to start the new year!

Denise said...

Praise the Lord! She is gorgeous! What a blessing a child is. Congratulations! and Enjoy!!!

spuett said...

Congratulations to all of you. She is beautiful...and not just because Katie is the name I would have chosen for my little girl if the Lord had granted me such a gift. I'm so happy for all of you and the blessings in your life.

Johnson Family said...

Congratulations! What a doll! Glad to hear that Jack is doing well with his new baby sister. Welcome little one!

Christine said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! We could not be more happy for you! She really is a beautiful baby!!! We love you, and are celebrating with you!
With Warm Aloha...

Kimmie said...

Dear Beth,
What A Blessing From Above! Katie Pearl is just Beautiful. Congratulations!

Warm Hugs,
Kimmie in OP