Monday, December 17, 2012

Welcome Evelyn Krystyna Kalligher!

 She is FINALLY here!

On Monday, December 10, 2012 John and I welcomed Evelyn Krystyna Kalligher into the world at 8:37am weighing 8 lbs 3 oz, and was 21" long.  John and I have truly been blessed.  She is perfect with 10 fingers, 10 toes a full head of dark brown hair and even a little birthmark on her right shoulder.
First Family Photo!

Smooches...don't mind my double chin :)

Getting to know eachother
Papa holding his baby Girl for the first time

Nana and Baby Evelyn

My rockin photographer Katie and Evelyn...

I had a fabulous Birth Team of John, Kiki and Katie....They were encouraging, caring and also kept me going through the 26 hours (VERY start to finish)...and the 2, yes 2 hours of pushing.  

Wide awake

One Day Old...loving the pink

 Dr had us put her in the sunlight to help with the mild jaundice, apparently it was too bright!

Sleeping Beauty...

Maternity Pics

Big Name Reveal!

It's already been a week!  We had a Dr appt on Friday, and she was back up to 8 lbs, 5 oz...two oz. over birth weight!  As of today on her One Week Birthday we had a visit from the Home Care Nurse, Evelyn is up to 8lbs 13 oz!!  Needless to say, feeding is going well, and as of today, sleeping is going well, too...even at night!  
John has taken to his new role as 'Papa' VERY well.  Doing Laundry, cooking, being the 'Water Warden' (making sure I stay hydrated!)...all in all he is making my job of feeding much easier as I don't have to worry about the house or the pups.  By the way, Brooklyn and Feather are adjusting well.  They love to sit in the nursery while I feed Evelyn, and they come running when she cries.  They are interested in her, but not overly, so she can have her space.  
We have had lots of visitors, and are adjusting to our Family of 3 quite nicely.  
Thanks for all the love and happy thoughts:)


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy Due Date, Baby Girl!

Well, we have  made it.  Not to the birth, but to 40 weeks!  I truthfully never imagined that I would ever be THIS pregnant.  As of yesterday, there is still no progress of Baby Girl's prepardness of entry into this world.  However the Doctor, and what feels like everyone who has had a baby, has reassured me that 'things can change overnight' and 'she will come when she is ready'.  I am growing to hate that last phrase, but probably because it is the truth!

Christmas decorations are up, even Nana (Kiki) has Baby Girl's Christmas Stocking in hand...secret name on it and all.  We are anxiously awaiting her arrival.  I said we are not to put up her stocking until she is here.  We do not want to reward the negative behavior of her not arriving.... :)

p.s. Props to the Hubbs for dealing with me and the moods/meltdowns over the past few weeks.  He is a good man.

Let me take you on a the journey that is my changing bump over what feels like forever the last 40 weeks...
We will keep you all posted of when she decides to make her appearance!