Friday, December 12, 2008

she's already a WEEK old!!

We are all very excited that our little Hadley Jean has arrived! She was born Dec. 5th at 9:12pm. She was 6lbs & 14oz and 18 inches long. She has a ton of really dark brown hair and is a really mellow little bug. She hates having her diaper changed but other than that she just hangs out with us... The kids all fight over who gets to hold her and they will sit on the couch for about an hour each just starring at her and snuggling with the little peanut. So, Stephen and I just change diapers and I nurse... piece of cake! :)

Words cannot describe the love we feel from our family and friends. We know everyone was praying for her healthy arrival and it is a strong lesson for our family on the power of prayer. Just two days before she was born we had an amniocentesis and the Dr. said that her lungs were still too immature to be born yet. We were grateful to know how she was progressing and tried really hard to stay in bed and not have a baby for a few more days... Well, she stopped moving and gave us quite a scare and the Dr. decided to just get her out so that they can take care of her... Labor was induced at about 4pm and she arrived perfectly healthy just a few hours later. We are so blessed. I know Heavenly Father heard our prayers and we are so grateful for everyone's concern and love for her...
Here are a few of my favorite pics from this last week...


I think Hadley is a carbon copy of Avery... what do you think?

Mom and Dad right after she arrived...

Daddy picked out her Christmas bow... didn't he do good?

I am always so concerned about the amount of hair they will have...so, I was very excited to see all the black curls on her head...

yummy cheeks...

10 comments:

AMPM said...

She's a tasty treat! We're glad she is healthy.......Why do you look so good in that picture? I always look like I just went through an exorcism.

Zappe Family said...

Oh...she's so cute. What a doll, seriously. She looks great! Congrats!

Mystial Batwoman said...

Nice work you two. I'm always concerned about the hair thing too. But now that I know you it doesn't matter any more...those fatty headbands and bows can make even a boy look sweet.

Dallin said...

Congrats....she is absolutely adorable!!!

Hilary said...

Congrats Devenie!
She is beautiful!! What a wonderful Christmas present :)
Love to you all
Hilary

Rob and Juliann said...

Oh my goodness. She is SO sweet! Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl to add to the collection!

Erin said...

Congrats!! She's the perfect angel for Christmas!!

Megan said...

She is adorable!!! And my Adam will be so proud that they share the same birthday! Congrats!

Linda said...

I love that first picture of the two kids sleeping. So precious

tanya said...

What a sweetie! We are glad she arrived safely and you are all doing so well. Congrats!