Thursday, January 20, 2011

Kerrigan Elizabeth is HERE!

Kerrigan Elizabeth is here!!!!!!!!Kerrigan was born Friday, January 14 at 2:25am on her duedate!
She weighed 6lb 13oz and was 19.5in long.
She was a 100% drug-free birth
She is such an amazing baby, so content but not afraid to let us know what she likes and dislikes either! :) She is nursing like a pro and just doing remarkably well! We are sooooooooo totally head over heels pathetically in love with her!!! She is truly a gift sent straight from heaven!
Kerrigan's first picture

Plopped on mommy's belly...ahhh that's the most AMAZING feeling in the world to have that warm solid little thing put on your tummy after 9months of anticipation.
Here she is about 3 hours later getting her first bath (after 3 hours of bonding time amazing) and watching every move the nurse made.

She has the longest, skinniest toes!

Funny picture...she watched the nurse so closely while she was bathing her. I really believe having her drug-free made her so much more alert. My others weren't anywhere near this alert at birth. Check out that cowlick. LOL

All clean and back in daddy's arms

Itty bitty and PINK :)
The kids arrived later that day to meet their new baby sister. They all held her and fell just as in love as John and I already were.

Then John's family arrived to meet her. John's sister held her too but I didn't get a pic (John was photographer for the weekend and wasn't used to remembering these things hee hee). John's mom had a cold and didn't get to hold her.


This was after we came home from the hospital. All the kids are madly in love with Kerrigan, but Karson takes it to a whole new level. :) He never leaves her sight and wants to talk about her NONSTOP.

Aunt Kasey getting to meet Kerrigan.

Finally both babies are here!!! They were born 4 days apart. Kemry and Alex, who are 15 days apart, each have their own baby (seriously God knew these two when He planned it this way LOL).

My mom and dad with Kerrigan

These are all out of order, but here she is in her little isolet before we left. I just had to take a pic of it but she wasn't in there other than this. lol

Exhausted doesn't even begin to describe how we felt after being up all night with a 2:25am birth and being too in love and excited to sleep the rest of the night and then visitors all day on Friday (which we wouldn't change for the world).

Snuggling with mommy after her sponge this smooshy baby picture. :)

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MoonNStarMommy said...

She is absolutely FABULOUS!!! You are so blessed and you guys are so deserving!! You are a great Mom Kelly, and a wonderful family!! We all love you :)

Paula said...

She is so beautiful! You are making me with for a baby... but I guess I'll be happy with the four year old boy I'm bringing home soon. Congratulations to you and your whole family; you are truly blessed.

Paula said...

"wish" for a baby... LOL!

Hezra said...

oh wow! Good job starting the very contagious baby fever. lol She is so so pretty!!! Your kids look so happy. I am glad she is safely here. Good job. You better try to rest!!

Dardi said...

She is beautiful...congratulations! Being a "K" name person, LOVE the name! Enjoy!!

Spence and Lori said...

What a sweetie! So happy for you.

Ruthanne said...

Kelly!! She is GORGEOUS!!! I love her already!! The pictures are all so wonderful--John did an amazing job! Congratulations, Mama. I'm sooooo happy for you guys.

Annie said...

Oh Kelly- congrats on Kerrigan's arrival. I have been checking your blog to see your progress! What a wonderful family you have and thank you for sharing all your experiences through adoption and birth with us! My little girl was also born in Guatemala! so happy to see your family growing!!!!

The Nielsen Clan said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful and I loved reading about her birth on the Hypnobabies group. I also love her name!
You have an amazing family. Congratulations again!

Mandy said...

Love the pictures Kelly! My favorite is the first one though. Great to see a mommy pic in there :)

Steph T said...

Congratulations!! She is perfect! I loved reading your birth story on yahoo groups. You had been in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing!

Cindy said...

Kelly, these are so precious!!!! She is beautiful. And kudos to John for taling almost as many pictures as you would have ;-)