Sunday, December 13, 2009

Meeting Her Cousins

It's so fun having Matt's kids close. My mom brought different groupings of the kids up to help during Katelyn's first week.

Carmen came up on Saturday with my mom. She was a huge help. She would be "my legs" as we sorted through piles in the nursery.

Cade was actually the first cousin to meet Katelyn. He and my mom came up on Friday and spent the majority of the day with Kate and me. They helped clean the house and get ready for the ward Christmas party. His favorite phrases were "Baby Kate is so cute! Baby Kate is so tiny." He would just look at her and smile.

AJ came up on Sunday for Israel's birthday dinner. He thought she was pretty cute too. However, when it came to holding her, he was done after the camera captured the moment. He came up another day the following week and raked leaves in the backyard. I still owe him 75 cents.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Coming Home

The doctors gave us a choice of staying one more day/night. At first I was ready to take them up on the offer thinking of the extra help. As the nurses and hospital staff starting leaving us alone Wednesday morning, I started reconsidering. Within hours, I was up packing up our stuff and waiting impatiently for the nurse to bring the discharge papers. I was ready to get home with our new bundle of joy. It's crazy to think they just let you take a baby home. I worried a little that Israel and I didn't know what we were doing and nobody would be there to tell us what to do. We made it through the first night though.
I absolutely love this picture. It looks like she's excited to get home too. The outfit and car seat dwarf her.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Katelyn's Visitors

My parents had to come in shifts because the hospital won't let kids that aren't siblings visit (Carmen, AJ, and Cade). My dad brought Israel much needed Taco Bell.

Whitney and Tabitha, my teacher friends from Frank came to see Katelyn. They brought me a much needed Sonic Strawberry Limeade.

After a switcheroo of the kids in the parking lot, my mom got to meet Katelyn. I love having my parents close.

Katelyn Arciniega

Katelyn entered this world on Tuesday, December 8th at 9:29 in the morning. She was 19" and weighed 6 lbs 11 ounces.

She had one or two visible hairs, she is super strong, and well a picture is worth a thousand words. We love our little daughter.