Friday, May 2, 2008

More on Hailey

Thank-you everyone for your phone calls and support (Kelly again...fyi). We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of love from so many friends and family.

Today was another great day. I took the kids this morning to visit, they were so excited, they ran into the room and wanted to hold her and kiss her and kept wanting another turn (not a big deal for Laynie, she does that with a stuffed monkey, but for Addison to pay any real attention is significant). Anyway, they were very gentle and loving.


When I pulled into the driveway this evening with the kids practically the whole neighborhood followed me into the garage (Annie is staying another night, she and Hailey will come home in the morning). I spent the next half hour giving all the neighborhood mommies the play-by-play, they were riveted. They have been so supportive and concerned about Annie through these last few weeks.

This delivery experience for me was unbelievable. Annie's doctor, Dr. Jones, was so relaxed and patient (and fun). The nurses were so informative and helpful. When it was show time there was no sense of being frantic or rushed, all of the hospital personnel were so calm. No one was in a hurry to cut the cord or whisk her away for cleaning and weighing, etc. They were very deliberate in their desire for Annie and I just to savor each moment. I could not have scripted it any better. I was enjoying so much the experience I half-expected the wall to lift and expose the pit orchestra playing something stringy and sappy.

Dr. Jones even grabbed the camera and started shooting pictures for us, I cannot express enough my thanks to her for her fine work. A huge thanks as well to Annie's sisters, Mary and Becca for watching the kids while we enjoy this time.

Here is link to some more pictures

Ahh, here are her stats: 6 pounds 15 oz. 19 inches long.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful baby! She is so perfect! Tav

Molly said...

What a beautiful baby! She looks like a doll. And so alert! Congratulations on your growing family. :)

Amanda said...

I can't believe how great Annie looks either! It looks like she had just had a good nights rest! I always look wiped out! All the pictures are beautiful and I can't believe how many you have of her with her eyes open! Amazing! She looks beautiful! Congrats!

Ditto Family said...

Ditto on what Amanda said--Annie you look FAB!!! The pictures are terrific which I know means a good camera and photographer are behind each one. I think Hailey looks a lot like Annie but I'm sure the next few months will tell us even more.

I'm so glad the delivery went so smooth and was a peaceful birth. My last four have been that same way and it makes such a difference on your reflections of the deliveries.

Julia said...

She is guh-HOR-geous! (that was my way of trying to really emphasize "gorgeous"). I'm so glad it went so well!

Amy & Greg said...

So beautiful. Kelly, so great to hear your perspective on the delivery. It sounded blissful. Congratulations!!

todd & nicole said...

Oh she is beautiful and Annie you look so great. Congratulations to your little family.

Ditto Family said...

Great pics! Nicely done, you guys. So glad she's here safe and sound.

Birch

tania said...

Congratulations Dittos! She is adorable!!!

jenn said...

congrats, annie! she's precious. i love the pics of her with your kids. and that one with her little sad face...adorable!

Campbell Family said...

What beautiful pictures for a beautiful time. Congratulations, you two. We're so happy for you!

ottspot said...

Congrats Ditto fam!! She is adorable! Love, the Ott Fam

Shanda said...

Oh Congratulations! I love all the pictures! She is so beautiful! You all look so happy! & Annie, you look GREAT!

David & Amanda said...

She is so beautiful...great job Annie. Congratulations!