Monday, June 29, 2009

She's Here!

Olivia Sharon Hamilton
Born June 25th 2009
7 pounds 8 ounces
20 inches

At this moment, I was totally crying. I felt this enormous relief that everything was okay and I also felt this pang of sadness that I will never experience this again (the holding a new baby part, not the being cut open part).
Derek was very interested in what I was holding. He was surprisingly gentle and shy. Unfortunately, her body temp was a little low so all the early visitors didn't get to hold her because she had to be skin-to-skin with me.
They even ended up putting her under the lights to try to warm her up. Carter and Sydney were happy to finally get a good look at her.

All pretty in pink for her car ride home. I was feeling good and getting around okay so they let me go home on Saturday. My kids were in the Tri-Cities with my mom at Jordan's wedding so I had an empty, quiet house for a day. It was quite a treat to get to nap when Olivia did and not have anyone checking my vitals constantly.

They adore each other already!

Olivia with her namesake, my Grandma Sharon Hawks.

Baby and mom are doing great! We feel so blessed.


Heather said...

Gorgeous!!!! Making me want another one... And you look great, Kacey! Congratulations!

The Merritt's said...

How Wonderful! I am so happy for you, friend! Glad that Mom and baby are happy and healthy. Best wishes for the transition to 4! Enjoy those all-to-quick and precious newborn moments!

Jessica said...

How sweet and fun! Congratulations! Can't wait to see her at book club. Love the name, too.

john and amber said...

She is beautiful, guys! And we love the name! I'm getting all teary and baby hungry reading your post and looking at the adorable pictures. I especially love the one of Olivia with your Grandma precious. Glad everyone is doing well!

Jen and Ky said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and we're so glad to hear that you're both doing so well. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers! Enjoy having Kenzie up there to help you, what a blessing!

Natalie said...

YAY! That makes me excited. :) Olivia is such a beautiful gal with a lovely name. I'm glad everything went well and I'm glad you never have to be pregnant again! Enjoy Livvie's "heaven lustre" and get some rest.

amy said...

She's perfect! We can't wait to get up there to see her and you guys too! We missed you at the wedding but your kids were super cute and played their roles well. Take care of yourself and way to go!

Julianne said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby girl! We are so excited for you guys and can't wait to see you sometime. We need to plan a cousin trip to G and G Hawks soon. I love the name Olivia. Take care and keep posting pictures of her. :)

Kelly said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! I am so happy for all of you! Can't wait to meet her!