THEN, even MORE exciting, I got a new neice on Valentine's day! Sweet Avery Phelps.
Immediately after delivery, still a bit goopy and a bit purple. Kari was freaking out at the color of her hands, which were quite purple, but the nurse calmed her down and sure enough, she went home with a peach-colored baby.
Quiet down, little lady :)
Getting her weight
She's a 7-pounder! Not too shabby! Now let's see how long she maintains that weight... I guess 2 months.
I believe her actual length was 20-1/2 inches, I'll have to double-check. I just liked the picture. Maybe worth faking some stats for just to scrapbook the photo, eh Kari?
A terrible picture, but the only proof I was there. It's really hard to take pictures of yourself at that angle.
After delivery, getting stitched up, and the baby taken care of, Kari got quite cold - down to 95 degrees (so I heard the next day). So she got all mummified in warm blankets and snuggled Avery in with her (waaaay down there in the little hat)
We visited the hospital the next day before she was released. The kids ADORE her, of course. What's not to adore? She's perfect.
See that perfection wailing in my ear? She loves me :)