Thursday, November 26, 2009

She's Here!

She's here! Kayla Olivia finally made her appearance on Wednesday November 25th at 12:56 pm. She weighed in at a whopping 8.3 lbs.

Except for the button nose from my SIL's family, I think she looks a lot like her mother when she was a newborn.
Things are so different from the time when my children were born. Mom and baby came home after 24 hours, just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
Big brother Isaak, age 4, was so happy to welcome a new little sister.
Noah, at 22 months, missed his mother and wasn't too sure about that thing his Aunt Aubrey was holding.
My daughter Amy is such a trouper.
Even though Kayla made her appearance a little late, my daughter still wanted us to go ahead and have Thanksgiving dinner (for 26 people!) at her house as previously planned. My SIL's family was in town from Utah and they did the largest part of the cooking. Amy wasn't allowed to do anything but take care of the baby, and we all took various parts of the meal.
It was wonderful to be together.

Paul was great to help make the traditional Cookie Turkey's as a craft project with the small children.

Aubrey ran a 10K race early this morning.

With a house full of people, and a lot of little children running around, Noah managed to be the life of the party. He kept taking his clothes off during dinner. We all teased that someday when he grows up he will probably be known as "That crazy Uncle Noah", and be remembered as the guy who never wore a shirt.
He doesn't sit still for long. He wanted down from the dinner table and ran off to play with his cousins.
The next thing we knew he was back on the scene, wearing his cousin Sophie's skirt, and someone else's flip flops.
The entire room started laughing so hard we had tears rolling down our cheeks.
That crazy Noah.

23 comments:

Live Well With Judi said...

Oh Nedra, She's so beautiful! I'm so glad Amy got to come home for Thanksgiving and it looks like the whole team put the meal together. Noah couldn't be more darling! I nearly laughed till I cried just seeing the pictures. Hugs.

amy smart said...

What a precious babe and a memorable Thanksgiving with family! I hope you're having fun.

Cathie in UT said...

Congrats to you and your DD and family. She is so sweet and I bet big brother Isaak will get used to her in no time.
I love the Noah story and yeah, he will one day regret that you took that picture! LOL

Rae Ann said...

Congratulations on the new grandbaby, Nedra! My, she is a living doll! I couldn't be happier for you all.
It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! How great mom and baby were able to be home in time for it the special day.
That cute little Noah really is a darling little guy and you can tell he will be up to something while mom is busy with the new baby.

Janet said...

What a gorgeous doll. Look at that button nose and those cheeks. What a great way to celebrate thanksgiving. Congratulations.

Cathy said...

Oh congrats Nedra, she is beautiful. How lovely to spend time with your family. That Noah is such a laugh I love that last pic of him in thongs and skirt!!! xo

Mimi said...

What a gorgeous baby! Sounds like your holiday was filled with so much love that your heart almost burst.

Thanks for sharing your precious memories with us.

Hugs

Micki said...

Congrats Nedra! She is just gorgeous! I know you are all celebrating this weekend!
Micki

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your sweet new little one.

Mary said...

What a special delivery, she is as cute as a button. Sounds like a great day was had by all, how fun for everyone to work together.

Rafael's Mum said...

congratulations on the new baby! she looks gorgeous! You will have to amend your profile to "grandmother to 3" now :-)

Marie said...

What a beautiful baby!! I can see so much love happiness and laughter in that household, what a blessing children are.Hus, Marie

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I am so happy for you and the family! She is beautiful and has two older brothers to watch out for her. One may be crazy but he sure is cute!!

Sandy's Sew On said...

What a great welcome to your blog, Nedra! Your new granddaughter is beautiful. Congratulations to you and your family. Grandpa, too.

Sandy Tracy

Jackie said...

Congratulations!! She is just adorable!! I can't believe that she ended up having Thanksgiving at her house. Wow! Have fun with the new little one!

Kim Walus said...

What a beautiful baby she is. I sure miss the little newborn stage. Just so sweet. It looks like a joyous Thanksgiving to me. Congrats Nedra! I'm so happy for you.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Congratulations to the whole family! Kayla is perfectly beautiful!

MGM

Micki said...

Could you please send me your address to my home email address?
Congrats again!
Micki

Sharleen said...

She's so beautiful! Glad everything went well. She's so adorable. It will be fun to spoil her! Congratulations.

Dawn said...

Congratulaitons Nedra and family. And she was born on my birthday. Wahoo! Happy Thanksgiving.

Dawn said...

PS...I love the name they picked out!

Gayle said...

What a beautiful baby! And I love her name! Congrats to Mom & Dad!

Jana said...

Congratulations to all! What a beautiful little family!