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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Arrival at home

So, my days of chauffeuring have begun.  I drove home with Kelsey and Alexa in the back seat!  I suppose this is a taste of things to come.  Alexa was fine in her car seat while we were moving, but she wasn't a fan of stopping for long (we went by to drop off some prescriptions for Kelsey and Alexa was NOT happy about being stopped while stuffed in her car seat).

We arrived at home and Kelsey took up her new seat of residence in the recliner.  Alexa seemed completely fine being in her new home!

 After a long day, it was time for some much-deserved sleep for Alexa and everyone else!

At the Hospital

After Alexa's birth we managed to get a bit of sleep after we were moved to the new room.  Then, Alexa had a chance to meet all kinds of new people (and get to be held by them) on Sunday.  Adam and Kelly Westerman stopped by to say hello, the Buley family, my boss LeeAnn, the Ho family, Kelsey's BSF teaching leader, Angie Niblett, Ray & Lois Depuy, Debra & Nico Simonini, Denise, Laken & Bailey Mills, the Edwards family (it was fun because Amy was actually Kelsey's nurse for a bit - and definitely the best one :-), and Kathy Smith.  She got some fun balloons, and got held by lots of people.  She is pretty well-behaved even when being passed around!  We definitely slept better the second night (probably from exhaustion).

On Monday, some more visitors came by - my coworkers: Annaly, Kirstin & Pam; Robin Hammack, and Brian & Shanna Rumburg.  We checked out of the hospital on Monday evening and made our trip home (with Alexa looking cute and very small in her car seat).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Alexa Hope is here!!

After many prayers, a good amount of preparation, and a LOT of work at the end on Kelsey's part, we got to welcome Alexa Hope into our family.  She was born on Saturday, March 13 at 11:59 pm (and 32 seconds to be exact).  She tipped the scales at 7 pounds 12 ounces and measured 19 inches long.  She has a full head of black hair and is quite a cutie.  Her mother is doing well and her father is THRILLED, and will probably start shopping for a gun soon!  :-)  (I have to make sure that boys stay away from Alexa until she is at LEAST 25!)

Here is one of her "fresh" newborn pictures and a video as well (you don't have to watch it, but her dad is pretty proud, so of course, he is going to post these things :-).  We'll post more as we get them from other people who saw her soon after the delivery as well!

More about her homecoming soon!