as most of you know, we welcomed jillian claire to our family on monday morning, august 24, at 6:44. our precious girl weighed in at a healthy 9 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 inches long! she is absolutely gorgeous, with a good amount of dark brown hair (much darker than her big sisters' hair), and so far she is a very laid back baby and we haven't heard much crying or complaint from her. she is eating well and becoming more and more aware with each passing hour... we came home from the hospital today around noon and have been enjoying our first day as a family of five. here are some pictures....(and less rambling from the elated but quite exhausted and discombobulated mommy!)...
three generations...daddy, grandpa (mike's dad), and jillian
--mike's mom was also there to love on jillian...however our camera didn't like the window behind her, so all those pictures are blurry :(
kate shares kisses with jillian...elizabeth is also completely infatuated, although she hasn't yet braved holding her sister...in fact, she is a bit obsessed with and thrilled by the "ickiness" of jillian's belly button! the girls barely slowed down enough for any pictures while visiting us at the hospital...they did, however, talk NON-STOP about their baby sister to anyone who would listen...and sported some really cute "big sister" shirts their grandma and grandpa found for them
poppy, grandmommy, and their THREE grand-daughters...poppy and grandmommy came down to spend monday night and tuesday with elizabeth and kate while daddy and mommy hung at the hospital. THANKS! :) they also drew a wonderful chalk mural on the driveway to welcome their baby sister home...and had LOTS of other fun as well...i think the girls probably wore gradmommy and poppy out!
up close and personal with jillian...check our her sweet chubby cheeks and the yummy rolls on her arms...i guess this gives you a decent glance of her dark hair as well
i have much more to share...about her name...about our delivery...about what these first few days have looked and felt like as a mommy to three girls....about how overwhelmed i am by God's goodness...and on and on...but for now i will simply let you enjoy the pictures, because a certain "little" lady is starting to stir and sure to be hungry and in need of mommy.