Thursday, July 23, 2009

Baby sister is here!

Emmett couldn't be more proud of his new baby sister. He has been really great with far. We've only been home less than 24 hours so we'll see how long that lasts.

Jolene Claire, "Joey", joined us on July 20th, at 8:10am. She weighed in at 6lbs. 12oz and was 20 inches long. Perfectly healthy and beautiful as can be. I'm sure I am biased but she really is precious. Jolene made her entrance by biting the doctor on the finger and leaving a nice brown package on her way out. The doctors had to clean me out and then put everything back in- here's hoping they didn't miss anything! Needless to say, I am a bit sore and swollen, but doing really great. Grammy has been here to help out and has been a godsend. Things really haven't changed a whole lot for Emmett. He has continued with his swim lessons and tumbling classes, plays outdoors ALL day long and still says things like "NO" and "MINE". He has also picked up "holy cow!"....not sure where that one came from, but it's pretty cute. Emmett loves on his baby sister and is learning to be gentle. Grammy and Emmett brought me flowers to the hospital(who knew it was ridiculously hard to get pink roses in Cody?!). They are very pretty and were enjoyed by myself and all of my nurses for the two and a half days of my stay. Last night, our first night home, we got to enjoy a nice dinner and a delicious ice cream cake. Luke took Emmett to DQ for being such a good big brother and he got to pick out a treat- a red star kiss. He was so proud of himself and boy was he stained red! (Lucky for the rest of us, we got to enjoy cake!)

She is already the apple of daddy's eye and has him wrapped at least twice around her tiny pinkie finger. Jolene was one of the few girls born in Cody these days. I guess in the past two months she is one of about 9 girls compared to the 40-something boys(Prom should be like shooting fish in a barrel!) Wrapped up in the cutest pink blanket, she curls up on Luke's chest and practically melts your heart at the sight. Enjoy these early pictures.....many more to come.