Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Baby Eliza is here!

Elizabeth Carissa was born yesterday at 12:29 pm, and she's just beautiful! She's 7 lbs., 10 oz., and 19 1/2", with a full head of dark hair and big blue eyes. The labor and delivery couldn't have gone better -- I only had to push through one contraction and she popped right out!

I feel great! I've been able to get some good rest, and I haven't had too much pain at all. Eliza is doing wonderful -- she just got a clean bill of health from the pediatrician and she's been nursing like a pro. She's a strong one, too; she's already holding her head up and trying to look around! Thank you so much to everyone who has sent us their good thoughts and prayers. We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful experience!

Amy brought the boys to meet Eliza soon after she was born, and they were both so excited! They got to watch through the window of the nursery while she got cleaned up and checked out, and the they had so much fun holding her and giving her kisses. They are both proud big brothers! Joshy has been having a hard time with us being gone, but he is just totally enamored with his new baby. We just need to help him learn to be a little more gentle -- he is VERY enthusiastic in his loves! Sammy is just the sweetest, tenderest big brother you could imagine, and I'm very proud of him.

Dan and I came home with baby Eliza at about 7 this evening and we've just been relaxing. Eliza's been super sleepy today, so hopefully she'll still sleep tonight! As soon as I get this posted I am going to bed myself! Here are the pictures from our camera, but there are a ton more really cute ones that my dad took in this Facebook album:

http://www.new.facebook.com/album.php?aid=35631&l=7bbff&id=640917606



11 comments:

Sonia Kertznus said...

OH TOMI!!!!!!!!!!!! I just saw your pictures and I have tears in my eyes. Eliza is soooooo cute, and I am very happy for you and your family! Congratulations!
Hugs, Sonia

Anonymous said...

She is absolutely adorable! And you look way to good to have just given birth! Congratulations!!

Marcia/CanadianBug

Kellie said...

So precious! Amazingly enough, you've managed to make me just a little baby hungry. That's no small feat considering that my kids are 17 months and barely 3. Congratulations, Mama! She's beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations Tomi Ann and Dan! What a beautiful, itty bitty baby. I love her picture in the cute pink! What a great day with all of your family around to celebrate Eliza's arrival. Little girls are wonderful--but even more are the relationships between mothers and daughters. It has been a great blessing in my life, and I'm sure Eliza will become one of your best friends and vice versa.
Stephanie

Regina Easter said...

oh my goodness, she is just so precious...oh tomi what a blessing..thanks for sharing those lovely pictures.....you take care of yourself and I hope your little one gets over the flu real quick...hugs...

Laura Davis said...

Awwww Eliza is just beautiful! congrats Tomi Ann & family:)
Laura

Ivy said...

Congratulations Tomi!!!!! Your baby girl Eliza is simply beautiful! I wish many blessings for her and all of your family. Those little bows and barettes that you put on her hair are gorgeous!! What a girlie girl. :o)

The Wuthrich Family said...

She is so beautiful! Congrats to you and your family!

DeeDee said...

Oh Tomi Ann she is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! So sweet and her Mommy looks so happy and pleased she's finally here.....CONGRATULATIONS girlie.....HUGS!!!! I'm so proud for you!!!

The Wright Family said...

Tomi...It's been forever since I've checked up on everyone and I've been thinking a lot about you today! I'm so excited to see that Eliza is HERE! She is BEAUTIFUL and is coming home to a great family. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

sheri said...

Oh Tomi! Congrats!! She is gorgeous!! She shares the same birthday as my great neice! can't wait to see her scrappin with ya!