February 14, 2010
5 lbs 12 oz & 19 inches long
While I've made an awful lot of sweet things in the past, I'd have to say that to date little miss Kayla Eve here is the sweetest by far. Of course, I'm biased, but I think this little Native Princess is just as darling and sweet as can be. I was really hoping that my daughter would get her daddy's coloring since both boys are so much lighter.
Kayla was born Sunday morning - yes, Valentine's Day, very early in the morning. She came a week before my scheduled c-section, but not too early since we made it all the way to 38 weeks. She is just sweet as could be and her darling daddy really came through and sent us the most ridiculously gorgeous roses for her birthday.
Please excuse the pasty, exhausted washed out version of me in the picture and focus on what's important - the ridiculous cuteness of Kayla's brothers. Cole is on the left making funny faces and Aidan is all bundled on the right. They came to see me for lunch while I was in the hospital. They just can't wait till their sister comes home. Of course, Cole still doesn't really understand how his world is going to be rocked. Aidan knows and can't wait. He is super excited for her to come home.
I am feeling like one lucky, lucky mama these days. I even have several posts I'll be keeping up with since I got some baking done before we headed to the hospital. And speaking of heading to the hospital I decided I wanted to bring some kind of treat for the nurses and staff. I baked up a batch of Dorie's World Peace Cookies (my absolute favorite) to share - which I felt was extra appropriate since it was Valentine's Day. They nurses were so grateful and really loved the cookies. The staff at the hospital have all been truly wonderful and so nice. I don't think I've ever had such a pleasant hospital stay and felt so well taken care of.
And just because I wanted to share the sweetest picture of all, here is my sweet husband holding his baby daughter. Now you can see why I called her my Native Princess. I can't remember if I ever mentioned that my hubs is a full blooded member of the Coeur d'Alene tribe. Isn't he just the sweetest thing too. I love my boys dearly and can't wait to watch them all get wrapped around Kayla's tiny little fingers. Yep. I am one lucky, lucky Mama.
Thank you a million-jabillion times for always coming here and hanging out with me and keeping me company and especially for supporting me through all the craziness past months of this pregnancy. While Kayla is still in a special care unit at the hospital for numerous reasons that she is working through, she should be able to come home in a few days with hopefully not too many complications. I couldn't be more grateful for all the support you've all given me and for all the well wishes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
All my love and XOXOX,
Holly and Family