Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Maren Kelly Ditto was born on June 3 at 4:15pm! She weighed 6lbs, 7oz and was 19.5 inches long...we are SO glad to have her here!!

I was induced at about 9:30am, so even though she took her sweet time to get here, once she decided to come, it was quick!! Kelly and I had just finished our Monopoly Deal game and I told him to tell the dr. I thought she should check me- the dr. came right in and after checking said "It's time to push!" about 5 minutes later, Maren was here!

The happy parents :) She didn't have a name before we saw her- I have always loved the name Maren and Kelly really wanted her middle name to be it was a great combination!

She was very alert the day she was born...since then she's been asleep just about every moment...(I'm not complaining about that!!)

Kelly is having fun practicing his photography skills on Maren!

I went to Maren's first "bath"- the first time I have ever been there while they scrubbed up on of my babes- she was remarkably chill...not like the other three babies who were screaming! Way to go Maren!! let's keep the chill personality forever!!

A visit from the sisters the next day (Addison was hangin with his cousins) They fell in love immediately! Especially Laynie who could hold Maren all day long if we let her!

Tiny toes- the next few shots are my dad's from the 'photo shoot' he did while visiting...Maren was very patient with us.

I LOVE this little girl!!

She's so tiny! Although, she is growing! She had gained 6 oz by her first dr's appointment!! She definitely knows how to eat!

Daddy is in love all over again.

The girls beg to hold her, dress her, change her diaper, etc. They have been great helpers! (although the days they spent in Seattle with Nana and Papa right after Maren was born were pretty great...)

Addison LOVES baby Maren too- he loved the time that he "had Maren all to himself" while the girls were gone.

Thanks to Becca for the C.U.T.E. hat and diaper cover...they make for great pictures :)
Thanks to everyone who has helped with dinners, babysitting, play dates, etc. We have the BEST family and friends ever!!

Are we first time parents?

I included this picture only because after Kelly and I took it, we laughed at ourselves...only first-time parents take pictures of sleeping babies right? Maren has captured our souls! We LOVE YOU little girl!


ottspot said...

She is sooooooo darling. I love babies with hair! Congratulations!

Ditto Family said...

Oh my, so so sweet! Love all the pictures that your dad took and I really like the one that Kelly took of her hospital arm band.

Did you get a new porta crib?

So fun chatting today!

Harris Family said...

Oh annie she is so precious! and no, first-time parents aren't the only ones who take pictures of their sleeping babies. :) I am in that club. i love newborns and can't help but gush over yours! she is so beautiful.

Leah said...

I've been checking every day to see when she came! So happy for you. Babies are the best and she is so sweet.

todd & nicole said...

Congratulations, she is so beautiful. I love all the precious pictures.

Campbell Family said...

absolutely perfect, Annie. so beautiful! Congratulations!

Amy & Greg said...

Cognrats! I had a dream about you last night and realized that I hadn't checked your blog in awhile to see if she had arrived. She is Adorable...of course! Annie, you look AMAZING. So darling! Makes me want to have another!

Amy & Greg said...

Oh, and i LOVE the name! That is my dear cousin's name. Love it!

Jared*Anne*Burk*Meg*Sawyer said...

She is so beautiful! I love the name. You seem to such a chill Mama! No wonder she is. Our babies share the same birthday June 3rd....Sawyer was born at 8am June 3rd c-section and was 7lbs 9oz. This time around the setion wasn't so easy or the recovery in the hospital. But, they are so worth it.

Congrats to you both! You have a beautiful family!