|Welcome to the world, baby girl! Weighing in at 7lbs, 12 oz!|
And my heart...it could burst when I see Big Brother and Big Sister giving her kisses and asking to hold her. They have astounded me with their gentle love and sweetness...hoping that continues!
While I'd had hopes of avoiding a c-section....a wrapped umbilical cord meant that wasn't to be....so it was off to the operating room. Thankful for the amazing doctors and nurses who helped little Brooke enter this world. They all seemed excited to know that we didn't know the gender - so they made sure to say that no he/she words would be said until they let Mark announce it for me. Such a fabulous moment to hear him say "We have a beautiful baby.....GIRL!" - we had been fairly convinced it was a boy - so it was definitely a surprise!
|Meeting my little angel!|
I did enjoy the calm of the hospital and maxed out my stay there (partly due to sick kids at home, and partly due to knowing that having hot meals delivered to my bed would soon be a thing of days long gone...) - so I took full advantage of having a call button to get my water refilled or requests for snacks....nursing a baby works up quite the appetite!
|I heart hospital food! (or is it just that it's a hot meal delivered to me??)|
|I get giddy about filling out the menus....yum! :)|
|Geez mom and dad...hurry up and pick a name already!|
|Testing out the baby mat....sister approves!|
|It's exhausting being this cute! (and my heart doesn't know if it should be happy or cry since this was one of Brianne's old outfits....going to be so fun to see Brooke wearing lots of hand-me-downs....)|
Meeting some of the grandparents!
Little Brooke is now 2+ weeks old and already gained almost one pound! The days are flying by far too fast...but we are soaking up all this newborn baby goodness and loving these precious moments!