Monday, May 23, 2011

Adalynn Jayne

…is here!

We went to the hospital early Sunday morning and got hooked up to the monitors where we caught her decelling pretty hard.  She came back up on her own, and relatively quickly, but it was enough for us to be admitted immediately.  We kept waiting to see if she started handling labor better, but she just never did.  We decided that the chance of us making it all the way through delivery was pretty poor, so we went ahead with a cesarean.  I’m a little bummed, but it’s not what matters! 

…and you know what?  A cesarean that’s NOT under general anesthesia is just not so bad!  Not fun by any means, but way better! 

Anyway, before 9 am, we had our little girl!

Meet Addy- 5 lbs, 13 oz and 18” long.  She is a PEANUT!


Piper came to see her last night- she kept signing “mommy baby”, and once she realized what was going on, she got pretty excited.  She did really good being gentle with Addy, but not so good at being gentle with me…  It may be a loooong couple weeks.  Not that I blame her- how’s she supposed to know?

P1090719Veeeery cautious.  And curious.  I love Piper’s hand on my arm- she was trembling with excitement.

P1090718Brave enough to get a little closer…

P1090713Pointing out all of her body parts.  Her nose was particularly cute and poke-able. 

P1090715Finding it really funny that she could tickle her feet.  You should hear the sound effects that come along with tickle fingers.

P1090722I love this picture because they’re locking eyes with each other.  So sweet!

P1090700I’m pretty sure that she’d forgiven me, at least for a minute, for leaving her that morning in a hurry.  We’ll see tomorrow when she comes back, lol…

…and for the record?  No, she did not have a name until this morning…  Smile


  1. Congratulations! Welcome to the world little peanut. We can't wait to "meet" you:)

  2. Congrats!! Piper is going to be a great big sister!!

  3. Congratulations! Adalynn is precious. Beautiful name and I like the spelling too. I love the pictures of pipersucking her thumb and taking her new sister in. I also like when she is hugging you. So much to take in for a little one.:)

  4. Awwww, such precious moments, thanks for sharing them. I was glad I checked your blog, what a treat! Let me know when I can bring over a meal for you guys. We look forward to meeting
    Adalynn, such a sweet little baby. Piper must be so excited, such a loving big sister. Big hugs and much love,

  5. so little!!! so cute!!! congrats! another friend of mine had her little girl yesterday morning. yay for little girls!!

  6. Congratulations! I'm so glad that both mom and baby are healthy. Looking forward to hearing more about Adalynn!

  7. Congratulations! Love the pics...thanks for sharing with us :-)

  8. Congratulations! She's beautiful! Beautiful name too! Rest up, Mama!

  9. Congratulations!!! She's a doll.

  10. Congrats on your newest little girl! She is beautiful! LOVE her name too :)

  11. Congratulations! I was so excited to have girls. There is nothing like the bond between sisters. I am sure Piper is going to want to help take care of Adalynn once she gets used to having her around. Enjoy this special time.

  12. Beautiful! So happy for you all! :)