Saturday, May 16, 2009

Adelyn Grace Thomas- Week One

Adelyn Grace Thomas was born Monday, May 11th at 4:14 pm. She weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces and was 22 inches long. Adelyn is my maternal grandfather's sister. We learned  that Seth also has the name in his family (a great, great, great grandmother- prounounced "Adeline"). 

She had her first pediatrician appointment on Friday. She weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces then. She is in the 89th percentile for length, 48th percentile for head circumference, and 68th percentile for weight. 

We have had visitors from family and friends. I can't say thank you enough to the people that have brought us food, gifts, clothes, and kind words! Seth's family and my family have been amazing!!

Seth and I feel like the luckiest parents in the world. She is healthy and (so far) easy to care for. I am nursing and that seems to be going well. She is not fussy. She makes the sweetest noises and funniest faces! We think she is perfect and truly a gift from God. I get choked up whenever I think about how much joy she brings to us. Everyone said we would feel an instant love for her. Love is not a strong enough word!

Melissa (Seth's sister) took some pictures right after Adelyn was born. 

Betsy- the awesome midwife that delivered Adelyn

Adelyn in her hospital bassinet 

Her coming home outfit

Seth and I leaving the hospital (Wednesday May 13th around 2 pm)

This sign greeted us when we pulled in our driveway!

Seth had pink roses waiting for me

Adelyn in her Moses basket

We gave Adelyn her first bath. She cried, but did ok. 

She has already found her thumb! We think she was doing this in the womb too. 

Adelyn meets Riley and Peri

This is her bassinet that she sleeps in (right next to the bed). Seth slept in it when he was a baby too!

Seth had 2 races at Mosport (in Canada). He left Thursday afternoon and returned Sunday evening. Here she is in a Daddy Loves Me outfit. She loves the Papasan chair!
SCCA gave us this blanket. This side is all the flags waved during a race and the other side is a checkered flag. Here she is trying to hold up the #1 sign for Seth! 

Adelyln LOVES being outside! I enjoy sitting on the deck with her. It's extremely relaxing just watching the scenery and appreciating all God has blessed us with. The video is her feeling the breeze. I couldn't capture it, but before she was also discovering her tongue and sticking it out!

Adelyn's first stroller ride

My parents came in town while Seth was gone. They were a tremendous help! Both sets of grandparents are mind readers. Seth's parents and my parents know exactly what we need and have been absolutely wonderful. We are fortunate to have all the help!

Here's how the first tummy time session went. 
Here we are on Monday, May 18. Hard to believe a week has gone by!


Katie said...

Congratulations, Resa! I'm so happy for you and Seth. She is gorgeous! I can't wait to meet her.

Lana Shaw said...

She is beautiful! So are you, and so is your home. Lovely! How was your labor? How are you feeling now?