Friday, July 16, 2010

Baby Jane

Our little Baby Jane arrived yesturday at exactly 5:00 pm. I have to admit that I have been very impatient for this little girl to arrive. I blame a lot of that on the heat, which led to a lot of swelling, and my desire to be able to spend time with my family in the next couple of weeks when all of my siblings will be together for the first time in almost three years. She is a little chub, weighing 9 lbs. 9 oz. and 22 inches long.

She is also our first baby to not look just like Jeff. I wondered if my genes would ever be able to get past his super dominant ones! :) We decided to skip the hospital this time and had her at home with a wonderful midwife. I had both Max and Emily natural and don't really enjoy staying in the hospital so it felt like a good decision for us. There have been a lot of really nice benefits to having her at home. I got to sleep in my own bed last night and was able to let Jane sleep as long as she wanted - no nurses came in to poke me and the baby every time I just fell asleep or to tell me I needed to feed a baby that had no desire to eat. Max and Emily spent the day at Jeff's sisters and came home last night. Max was so excited to see his new baby sister! He has spent all day looking at her, holding her, "helping" us with her and trying to get Jane to play with him. Emily's been a lot more indifferent about the new addition to our family. We got to have a big celebration breakfast this morning with the kids and I loved having them be more a part of welcoming Jane into our family.

We definitely feel very blessed that Jane is here and is healthy. I couldn't fall asleep last night because I kept thanking Heavenly Father for our new baby and all three of our beautiful children.