Friday, January 6, 2012

welcome baby girl!

 After 50 hours of labor, baby girl, Alma West, was born!  Carolyn was amazing & did everything she needed to do to bring this little girl into the world! 

On January 3rd at 6:05 AM, she arrived, weighing 8 lbs even.  I could hardly do anything to keep my mind off of her arrival once I learned that Carolyn was in labor.  And I hardly slept at all the night before she was born, I was so excited & anxious to meet her!  Plus, we didn't know if she was going to be a boy or a girl, so that was pretty exciting too!

 Proud Dad!
We got him the shirt he's wearing; it says "#1 Dad"!

 So sweet.

 I went to the hospital as soon as I could & was able to hold her for at least an hour!

 It was great!  :)

 She was pretty wiped out!

 After Kenton got off work, we all went back to the hospital so that everyone could meet Alma. 

Super Mom, Carolyn looked great!  She's such a good mom already.  Confident, comfortable, calm & patient.  Nice work, Carolyn!  :)

 Stu & Jacque were there too!  :)

 Happy by her mama.

 Finley loves babies!  He had to be reminded more than a few time to give her some space & to stop touching her face!  :P

 Happy to meet Alma!

 Sweet profile.  :)

 A little closer.

 When I got to hold her, she woke up & gave me lots of sweet expressions to photograph!

 Proud Auntie Katrina!

 So awake!

 More sweet faces.

 Kenton had to ask for a turn...I wasn't giving her up for nothing!  :P

 I sometimes forget that Kenton likes babies too.  Things definitely change after having a baby of your own.  It's so fun to hold a tiny newborn again.  :)

 Hello there, sweet girl!

 She definitely gave us some nice photo opportunities.  :)

We love you so much, Alma West!

The boys were a bit busy, so we were finally able to relax after they got engaged in some phone games.  :)

Thanks for letting us invade your room, Carolyn & Jesse!  We just love your daughter!  :)


Steve said...

Those are such great photos! Alma is such a lucky girl to have such a great "family". You guys are the BEST! :)


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Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton said...

Alma West, what a fantastic name! Congrats to Carolyn and Jessie.

Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton said...

Oops, sorry for the misspell Jesse (: