Monday, June 8, 2009

Our baby girl is here!

As I arrived at the Denver airport on Friday afternoon, I received that greeting I was waiting for as My Jackson's face lit up, and he jumped to me! Love it! We stopped for a little yogurt at the airport. All afternoon and evening Heidi was having mild contractions then in the evening they were stronger, but quit when she moved around. The night was uneventful, but by morning the contractions were getting stronger and closer. We took an afternoon stroll downtown Brighton at the annual Cultural Street fair. Jackson got a kick out of the remote control dalmation on the fire engine!When we got home, we had lunch and took a nap. By about 5 pm Heidi was laboring well. She called her doctor’s service at we were at the hospital by 7:30. This is the little mom happy to be leaving for the hospital. It went very well, and she did great with pains strong and about 4 minutes apart before getting the epidural at about 9:30. Daphne Jill arrived at 12:57 pm officially on her due date of June 7th. She weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 19 ½ inches. She's telling daddy all about it! She resembles her brother’s newborn pictures, but is her own little person. Gramma’s little beauty! She latched on to feed for 45 minutes immediately, and that was amazing, as nursing was a difficult process for Jackson at first. She wrapped her hand around her momma’s pinky finger…so sweet.
When Jackson arrived the next morning, he went right to his sister to give her hugs and kisses. He told "sister, I love you". Heart melter! Blessing to be gramma!!

28 comments:

Jess said...

GORGEOUS PICTURES! What a happy little family. My congrats to all of you. :-)

Traci Elizabeth said...

YAY! she is gorgeous!

Mike and Dejah Morris said...

How exciting! She really looks like a Holmes!

Julia Holmes said...

Oh wow, she is so adorable :). I can't wait to see her in July! Jackson is such a sweet big brother.

Lauri said...

I guess Heidi was just waiting for her mama to come. Glad you were there for it all and I'm sure she is too. Congratulations to all of you!

jeanine said...

so sweet!

Escobar Family said...

She is such a beautiful baby! Oh I'm so happy for my Heidi and all of the Holmes. 2 grandchildren...wahoo! Such blessings! I can't wait to see her next month!

Ashley said...

Thank you! I have been DYING for pictures! She's so cute, and it sounds like Jackson is going to be a great older brother. :)

Brian said...

What a beautiful baby girl...glad to hear that mom and baby are doing great!!

Aaron and Caroline Haring said...

How wonderful that you were able to be there! Congratulations on being a new grandma again!

Chris and Jenn said...

congrats to everyone! she is beautiful!! thanks so much for the update!

Brendon and Stephanie said...

Thanks for all the pictures. We love it & CANNOT wait to meet little Daphne.

Heather E. said...

Congrats!! She is adorable! I am glad you were here for the whole delivery! Heidi was so worried you would be gone! Enjoy your new grand baby!

Erin said...

Yeah for the new mommy and it is great that you are there and able to rejoice in the new baby girl!! Congratulations!!!

Kim (Davis) Loudon said...

Thanks for making me cry mid day. Now the mascara is dripping. There is nothing more touching to me than a new baby...and especially big brother's reaction. There is nothing sweeter than that. Families are where it's at. Congrats, grandma!

Kris said...

Cute baby and handsome Jackson! Congratulations! I love your updates! :)

Sundbergs said...

What a cutie. Yeah for Heidi. The end is so hard. COngrats to her and to the whole family.

Emily said...

Congrats! I can't believe Heidi has 2 kids. She looks cute and happy.

Katie said...

Congrats Heidi and Matt, so happy Gramma was able to be there to help out with big brother Jackson. An outstanding month for the Holmes... Such a cutie to boot... Love you all and again congratulations!!!!!

Barbra said...

Congrats!!! She is beautiful!!!

Westover's said...

Love the picture of Grandma and her babies! To cute for words. Congrats, enjoy your time there!
Love you!

Shalece said...

Congrats! She is beautiful, how exciting to see families grow :)

Joy said...

I wish you could stay there all month. Enjoy your moments

Pitt-Meisingers said...

How fun! You must be in baby heaven over there! And how nice for Heidi to have you there to help!!

Todd Family said...

Congrats!!!! So happy for you and you family!

Grammy Staffy said...

How wonderful that you could be there to share this special time with Heidi.
What a precious baby girl. Grandbabies are so wonderful. I am glad that Daphne and Heidi are both doing well. Little Jackson looks like he will be a great "big" brother.

Enjoy every minute of the time you have together with Heidi and your darling grandchildren. I know that you will. I just got back home from visiting mine and I miss them already. Thank goodness for web cams and skyping!!!

Congrats Grandma....I am sending love to all.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful life, so much love and sweetness! So happy for your new family member, Daphne is so blessed to have all of you!

Grandma Kris said...

How did I miss this POST? What in the world have I been doing? I am so sorry. REJOICE! Daphne is here! She is a blessed little girl to be your grandbaby.