Saturday, May 30, 2009

Our Baby Sister Arrives!!!

Gavin, Kyra and Carley would like to introduce their new little sister to you.

Reagan Elizabeth was born on Tuesday, May 26th at 8:18am. She weighed 7 lb. 3 oz. and was 20 inches long.

Minus the first night she is proving to be a pretty easy baby so far. The first night was rough with only 1/2 hour of sleep all night but the past three nights Shannon has had to wake Reagan up during the night to eat. She has been sleeping in her crib this morning going on 3 hours now which didn't happen with the other kids until they were AT LEAST 3 months old!

Gavin was a little disappointed with ANOTHER sister but I think he got over that fairly quickly when he got to the hospital the first day and held her for 20 minutes and then wanted to do it again right away. Kyra just loves that she has another sister, "with pretty black eyes" she says. And Carley is in love with Reagan too, something we didn't really think would happen. She gets such a big smile on her face whenever she is around Reagan and says, "My baby sister." She's a little possessive.

We were able to bring Reagan home from the hospital Friday night. Her Daddy was glad about that since she was the ONLY girl on the whole OB floor with 9 other baby boys around her! The nurses called her "little princess" since she was the only girl - we of course think that's pretty fitting. :-) Her doctor said she is doing great. She had a little jaundice the third day but that seemed to already be improving by the fourth day and he wasn't worried. And she had started to gain back a little bit of weight by the time we came home and was back up to 6 lb. 11 oz. when we brought her home.

Enjoy the pictures (sorry for so many but we needed to brag a bit)! :-)
Coming home from the hospital!


KJ said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!! Jed, Gavin...good luck to you both-that's a lot of estrogen in one house. :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful baby!! Congratulations!! How nice to be surrounded by all those females.

Ty, Deb and Kids said...

Congratulations! She is adorable. You have a beautiful family.

Laurel said...

Congrats guys!! (Sorry, Jed - no pun intended!) We can't wait to meet her!!!!
Morgen, Jacson, Keetyn, Brittin and Hayden

Kelly said...

Congratulations Shannon and Jed (and kids of course). What a wonderful new addition to your beautiful family. We are so happy for you.

The Gentz Family