Thursday, June 10, 2010

She's Here!!!!

That's right everyone, ShayLee Summer Graham has finally come to join our family and we couldn't be happier! She was 6 lbs 6 oz, very small compared to our big chunk of a son Wyatt who was 7 lbs 12 oz. She was 18 inches long, 1 inch shorter than Wyatt. She had been breech pretty much the whole pregnancy and Monday morning, the 24th of May, we were going to be going into the hospital at 6:30 to do the version to try and turn her around. Well, my alarm went off at 5:30 that morning and as soon as I pushed snooze, she did a big karate kid kick and broke my water! I had never experienced the water breaking thing before and let me tell you...it is the wierdest feeling, I thought I had peed my pants but soon realized that wasn't the case. So I jumped up out of bed and in a rush I woke Phil up and off to the hospital we went. Everything worked out great, cause our Dr. was planning on being there anyway and within an hour or so, she was out! She was taken by c-section of course, and came out with her butt to the world! haha! She took right to nursing and let me tell you, it's been quite a terrible experience so far cause she is the hardest sucker in the world!! Anyway, she's beautiful, healthy & strong. What more could we ask for? Wyatt is taking to the new addition very well. At first he didn't know what to think about the whole thing because I don't think he really understood what was going on. Seeing me in the hospital bed really freaked him out though, he's such a sweet boy. But now he's asking to hold her all the time and is so fascinated with her hands and feet and how little they are. It's so cool to watch him with her! He's going to be such a good big brother. As far as Wyatt getting used to not having all the attention all the time, he's doing pretty good. Although he does have his moments of course. He very quickly figured out that whenever ShayLee cries she gets picked up and gets attention. So needless to say, he's starting to perfect the "fake cry". But he doesn't have to do much to get attention, Phil and I are making sure he's not left out at all. So there you have it, it was quite the experience and boy am I glad to be done! I'm really enjoying having a baby again, besides the sleepless nights, it's great. But man alive is it tiring having two kids! Hopefully the energy level will start to pick up as I heal so I can keep up with them. Thank you to everyone who came to visit us and made us meals and for all of you and your love and support!


2 Days old

She Loves to lay on her belly



This outfit she's wearing used to be mine when I was a baby, so I had to put it on her of course! I Love having a little girl!

Phil just loves her of course. When I asked him what he thought, he said "She's got me wrapped around her little finger!" She's going to be a Daddy's girl for sure.

My talented Mom crochets these beautiful dresses so of course we had to try some on!

And here's Big Brother Wyatt just loving his new little sister!

This picture just melts my heart!

14 comments:

Kristin said...

Congratulations Ashlee! She's beautiful!

Spencer and Marlee said...

I LOVE her!! Isn't it so fun to have a little girl. People always laugh because growing up I was considered to be more of a "tomboy" but I have made Madison as girlie as I can. She can change when she knows better. haha It is so fun to dress them up and they always look so darn cute! Congrats!! I am super excited for you guys. I also LOVE LOVE that last picture of those two. ADORABLE!
ps I LOVE those dresses your Mom makes. She gave me one and I can't wait for Madi to fit in it. Maybe when she is one. haha She is so SO talented!

Bowman Family said...

Congrats! I am so jealous. I want another baby sooooo bad. We have been trying for almost a year! Well she is beautiful and adorable. Good luck with everything and hope to see ya soon.
Tara

S. and A. Millar said...

Yay, were sooo glad ShayLee is here, and Brooklyne is so happy to have another girl cousin! She is a little sweet pea, and we hope to get to see her again soon, before she gets any bigger. They grow WAY to fast! Give Her and Wyatt kisses for us! Love you all!

Merry said...

That last picture is so cute! Congratulations!

Lori said...

Ahh! Congrats!! You will be having so much fun dressing her up and seeing Wyatt snuggle her. :) What a sweetie! I think it's awesome that you have one of the dresses from when you were little. That's so fun!

Erin said...

Yay AshLee!! I love her. She is just the cutest! How fun to have a girl this time around. I hope you're able to sleep as much as possible and just recooperate from everything. Can't wait to meet her!

Shelly said...

Hey I found your blog a little while ago - She's perfect! The picture with Wyatt is so cute - what a good big brother!

Steven T Hatch said...

She's adorable! I am so happy for you! It seems that her and my little Ben have a lot in common already. Both breech and both c-sections and they are only a couple months apart. Hopefully they will be able to hang together at the reunion ;) Love ya and wish you luck- I know those first few weeks with two can be very challenging!
--Jenny

Lindsay said...

Hooray! Congratulations!

Rachel and Jared said...

She is so precious Ashlee! I'm so glad we saw you guys on Sunday! I'm glad you're doing well! I still need to return the nursing cover to you! I'll get that to you asap!

Farr Family said...

She is so beautiful and perfect!! Congrats! We are so excited for a girl too. And yes, Ryan will spoil her more than me. We love you guys! Glad it all worked out!!

LEIGH, BLAKE, and TAY said...

she is beautiful. but sorry Ash, she looks just like the hubby not you! congrats!!!!!!

Barbara said...

Congrats!!!! She is absolutely beautiful! Girls are sooooo much fun! Your Mom is amazing, she is so very talented. Oh I am so happy for you guys! You have a beautiful family.