Monday, September 30, 2013

at the hospital

 We stayed at the hospital for 3 nights so I could have as much time to heal from surgery as possible. 

 We got multiple visits from our boys each day & were thankful for the time to love on them.

 Though they often spent time doing this during their visits.  ;)

 Elsa's first sponge bath.

 Our nurse was a good sport & gave her a bath with a room full of visitors.  :)

 Looking pretty peaceful, now that she's wrapped in a warm blanket.

 Photos by Mama

 Cozy girl.

 All dressed & ready to go home.

Our very loved baby.

meeting the world

 Our family was waiting patiently for word that we were ready for visitors!
Papa & Memaw with their 9th grandchild.

 Pappa with his 3rd grandchild.  
(Mummi was still in Finland for another day.)


 Aunt Becca

 Aunt Gretchen

 The big brothers!
They could not be any happier to meet their baby sister.  Such sweet boys.  Here is the first photo of our family of FIVE!

 Time for more Mama snuggles.

 My sisters.

 Another one with my parents.

 And Finley needed a turn!  He still loves holding his sister.

 A few friends came & met Elsa on her birthday.  Stu & Jacque came with their two week old, Edison.

 Later, Carolyn & Jesse & my coworker, Becca, came & met our daughter.  We missed capturing some of those moments with our camera.  :\

 Pretty sky out our window.

My parents watched the boys while we were in the hospital & they brought them back after dinner for another visit.  :)

our baby girl

 On August 26th at 8:01 am, Elsa Roedel Henry entered the world.  Her middle name is my paternal grandmother's maiden name & rhymes with cradle.  ;)

What a relief to see (& hear!) our healthy, baby girl.

 Kenton said that she went potty right away, as they started to clean her up.  :P

 Daddy cutting the umbilical cord.

 She let us know how she was feeling.  She kept squawking & fussing the whole time in the operating room.  :P


 Getting her weight & height in the recovery room.
8 lbs 2 oz & 20 inches long!

 Sweet little hat from the nurses.

With Dad & Mama.