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Friday, December 2, 2011

Leah… first days…

It’s hard to believe that we have passed the one week mark since Leah arrived. I find it amazing how time can crawl in the days before a baby’s arrival and as soon as they are here it’s like life takes off at rocket speed. With each one of my babies I have longed for the world to stop for just a little while so that I might soak it all in. Fully.

Leah Joy Nelson came into the world at 3:59 a.m. just three and a half hours before I was scheduled to have a c-section. I started having contractions about 10:30 that night and by 1:30 they were 4-5 minutes apart lasting about a minute and a half. So we were a tad early for our appointment. Winking smile

Mommy and baby in recovery… one tired momma.

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Once we were in our room the introductions began…

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Leah had two very eager big sisters! And a pretty excited big brother. I wasn’t sure how Micah would react to the baby, but he came in the room ready to greet her.

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And he thoroughly enjoyed mommy’s liquid diet tray.Smile with tongue out 

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Leah was welcomed with open arms…

Everyone… meet our Leah.

Leah… meet…. everybody!

 

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For the majority of our time in the hospital Daddy, Mommy and Leah spent our hours resting and just being still.

I love this picture! Smile

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(That “thing” around Leah’s ankle is actually called a “baby-low-jack”… it’s true.)

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Evidence of the resting…

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And then it was time to go home…

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1 comment:

  1. So excited for your family! Welcome to the "maxed out mini van" club! It is awesome! :) I can't wait to keep up (from a distance) with this little one too. Miss you all so much!

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