Sunday, May 12, 2013

she arrives

hank and i showed up to the hospital at 5:30am and at 7:59am on wednesday may 8th, our lives were changed forever once again as a little tiny baby girl was pulled from out of my tummy and into our world. they let hank make the announcement to me that it was a girl and just a few short minutes later she was brought over to me where i could hold her and meet my new little girl. it was beautiful. weighing in at 8lbs 4oz and measuring 20.5 inches long, she was thankfully perfectly healthy and let us know it with her cry. i may have cried a little bit too.

i'd like for you to meet leah jane.

we didn't have her name picked out going into it, and it took us forever to finally make a decision and write it down on her birth certificate minutes before leaving the hospital to come home yesterday. that was the worst part of our stay. everything else went really, really well. the hospital we go to and the staff there is amazing, and i felt better during this recovery than i did with the other two. don't get me wrong - it wipes me out and i'm wrecked for at least a full week afterward, but it sure helps to be in a place where you feel well taken care of and the staff seems happy to be there to be a part of such a major experience.

despite, we were all ready to come home. grandma and grandpa brought the kids to the hospital a couple times to see me and the baby, but i was excited to get home and be home together as a family. i was ready to start our lives as a family of five. it always feels good to come home.

i'll post more pictures later - here are a few from her first day in our world.


o charm said...

congratulations again you guys!!! so happy for you.

dee said...

She is so cute!

TeamDall said...

She's so beautiful. We are so very happy for all five of you!