Welcome Sophie Marie!

As we sit here in awe of our beautiful, little girl, and all of the wonderful people who have showered her already with love and gifts, together we wanted to update you all on the past week of our life.

Monday, December 5th
2AM Cheryl wakes to some new pains
2:30AM Cheryl wakes Brian and tells him of these new pain, and the timing of the contractions begins
3:30AM Contractions are five minutes apart, so we shower and pack the car
4:30AM Leave for the hospital, with a pit stop at McDonald's (don't judge)
5AM Arrive at Mease Countryside Hospital, where Cheryl's water breaks while filling out paperwork we already filled out (not happy)
5:10AM Undressed and in bed waiting for the doctor
5:11AM Brian throws up (really)
6:30AM Contractions are one minute apart, still waiting for the doctor
7AM Cheryl begins to push
7:07AM Meet Sophie:

18.5 inches long, and 6 pounds 14 ounces, and unbelievably long toes

First family photo, after Brian was done crying:

Nothing could have prepared us for this day, despite the books, classes, and advice. After several days in the hospital healing, learning how to care for our baby, and lots and lots of diapers, we were both exhausted.

On Wednesday, December 7th, we finally got to bring our little girl home!

Sophie in her new home:

Sophie's first doctor appointment:

Doctor says Sophie is doing well, and maintaining her weight of 6 pounds 5 ounces. She was a little bit jaundice, so we go back on Monday for a follow up. But she has been eating, pooping, and peeing like crazy, so we're thinking she is just fine. :)

Sophie's photo shoot with Daddy in the backyard (not too bad for amateurs):

Thank you to all of our family, friends, and neighbors who have prayed for Sophie for months, and were a part of welcoming her into this world. We are very grateful for the people God has placed in our families life!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

How beautiful!!!! You and Cheryl done good!!! Congratulations!!!

PS.. my first child was born on Dec. 5th... makes for a great Christmas present... best ever!!!

Blessing to you and yours....