Monday, November 19, 2007

Katie's Family-November

Dear Family-

So there might be other news to report , but really, this is what has taken over our lives:

Little Lucy Kay was born 11/7/07, at 2:11 PM, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces (are you detecting a theme here??). She was 18 ½ inches long and was born at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo. She was named after her Grandma’s nicknames: Katie’s bone structure and family history led us to the conclusion that a c-section was imminent. Needless to say, we are now big fans of the process! The c-section was scheduled the day before, so we knew right when to come in, which led to a peaceful morning of going on a walk, showering, and packing the car in a leisurely manner before heading off to the hospital with Katie’s parents, and Marc's Mom met us there. We got checked in without hassle and waited for the surgery with the above-mentioned parents there as Katie was prepped. The surgery went very well, and Lucy was born nice and healthy, with only a few minor struggles catching her breath. She spent a few hours in the Newborn ICU, and then she was ours to hold! Her birth was a very spiritual experience, and we were overcome with gratitude throughout this whole process.

While in the hospital we had lots of visitors, and made lots of phone calls to important people. We felt like it was Christmas, but only better! The biggest highlight was when Kristi and her family surprised us by driving all the way out from San Diego. We were all a bit teary eyed with that. Hailey and Melia got to hear her cry and it was fun to tell them all about their new baby sister. We think she resembles them a lot, and we’re excited for our whole family to be together at Christmas time! It was fun to hear about Hailey’s teenage adventures of going to concerts and dances (Paramore rocks!), and to listen about Melia’s adventures at junior high as we contrasted their lives to that of the infant in our arms. It’s amazing how quickly they grow up!

We came home from the hospital on Saturday (11/10/07). It is sooo nice to be home! We love being a family and how could we resist throwing in this one last picture?

Here’s Lucy in her Sunday dress (thanks to Grandma), on her first Sunday in this world:

We love you all and cannot wait for you to meet our newest daughter.

Marc, Katie, Hailey, Melia, and Lucy

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