Sunday, April 24, 2011

PopPop and Lindsay meet Evelyn

Saturday after the soccer game PopPop came up to meet his newest granddaughter. He told me previously that he was glad it was going to be a granddaughter, because after two daughters and a granddaughter he knew what to do with girls. He wasn't too sure he could figure out what to do with a boy!

Daddy brought Lindsay after they had time to clean up after the game. When we asked Lindsay what she thought about her new baby sister she grinned widely and said "COOL!" She seems to be pretty proud of her. She made Daddy email her photos of the baby so she could print them at home and take them to church on Sunday so she could show everyone.


Evelyn wasn't so sure about this bath thing, but by the end she was bright eyed and looking around.

Daddy was very proud of his new girl!

Both Mom and Dad were on the well connected with texting, emailing, and facebook posting about our new arrival.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

First visitors

Nana and Aunt Jeanna were Evelyn's first visitors. They arrived about 45 minutes after Evelyn did. You could tell it was love at first sight. Nana is tickled over her new granddaughter and Aunt Jeanna wasn't disappointed at the baby tricked us with Evelyn turning out to be an Evan. She was afraid since this was an April Fool's Day baby that there would be a horrible joke involved.
Later Uncle Paul and Aunt Marie came to visit as well. They agreed with us--she's a perfect 10!

New Arrival

Evelyn Grace arrived at 5:06 PM on Friday April 1, 2011. She weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 19 inches long. Daddy was there to greet her and cut the cord. Dr. Peggy Guard did catcher duty. She came out pink and yelling and scored Apgars of 10 and 10. My little perfect 10!! (Apgars are the scores doctors assign at 1 and 5 minutes of life to assess color, activitity etc to describe how well an infant is doing. Two 10s is PERFECT and not real common. Most babies get a 9 or 10 by the second score, but usually lose a couple of points at 1 minute as they adjust to shock of the real world.)