Introducing our little Eleanor Ruth … born on August 15th at 12:24 pm, 6 lbs 3.5 oz… she is already a bright little gem and the perfect addition to our family. Here are a few pictures of her first days.
She is just a few hours old here, still a bit puffy and in the little knit hat that they give all newborns. I still need to write up her birth story but it was very similar to my other deliveries, which makes me a lucky mama… I pushed through three contractions and she was here!
Meeting her big brothers. Emery is very curious and affectionate with her, giving her kisses and wanting to hold her. And, despite having his nose buried in angry birds, Oliver was very excited to meet her too. He’s asking me lots of questions about her too, like why that thing is on her bellybutton.
I love those first couple of days in the hospital… the quiet nights, the one-on-one time, the visitors, the kind nurses that look after you and make you feel extra special. I know a lot of women feel like they need to rush and get back home but I decided the extra night is just too valuable and took full advantage of it. And I have a good hubby that had no problem taking care of the boys on his own the extra night… another reason to be super thankful.
Here we are ready to come home on Saturday morning. She’s so teeny in that seat and her big brothers liked looking out for her in the back seat.