Saturday, July 17, 2010

Welcome Baby Girl Olivia!

Well, after some dragged out anticipation, our baby girl arrived July 8, 2010. We named her Olivia Hudson deMars. Because she is our little NY baby, we decided to pay homage to the Hudson River Valley. We spend so much time tromping around this area that it only seemed appropriate. Years from now, we can tell her stories about her first years spent in New York. While she is still a tiny little thing, I can already see her in her own set of pink snowshoes.

So isn't it hilarious that I thought I was going to be so early with her and wound up going 5 days past my due date!?! In hindsight, I can also laugh at myself. The best part about her going so long is that she is such an easy baby so far. She is eating and sleeping like a champ! She did turn out to be sort of a big baby though. She weighed in at 8lbs, 8oz and measured 20.5 inches long. I had a long and brutal labor with her but she eventually arrived and immediately put a smile on my face. She is perfect and we are so much in love.

Gavin is adapting well. He is finally acknowledging her presence but I don't know that he actually understands that she is staying with us permanently. I think he'll be a good big brother. So far the funniest thing Gavin has done/said is help wipe her during a diaper change. He said, "oh, yuck! disgusting!" The next few months should be interesting.

My little sister Julie extended her stay and has been a big help. She leaves on Tuesday morning. My mom arrived a day before the birth which was nice. Having them here was great and I think helped Gavin cope. It's really hard to have our families and friends so far away. I will do my best to keep this blog updated with photos, videos, and stories so that it helps to close some of the distance.

Here are some photos of our past week. Enjoy!
"No more paparazzi please!"
Big brother and little sister... pretty darn cute!
My mom, Julie, and I had fun playing dress up with Olivia!
She got a little tired of it!
We took Olivia on her first day trip to Hudson, NY.
So far, life is going great as a family of four!


laura said...

Ah, how cute:) So fun to have her out of you and into the world! She is super cute and I can't wait to see what her personality turns out like. What a cutie!

Eileen said...

so enjoy all the pictures!! glad littlest girlie girl is in the world now. and that you are doing well. Christmas can't come fast enough.

Michele said...

So fun to have a family of 4. Everything is just so perfect looking. (Now where is that white picket fence? :-)) Olivia is precious... can't wait to meet her. I have a feeling come December... we will all have to take a "Ticket Number." Keep posting growing pics. Especially this first month. Have fun with her!!

Missy said...

The post we've been waiting for, hooray! LOVE the zebra print! Congratulations Jenny! Beautiful family. :)

Emily said...

She is darling and I LOVE the frilly girl clothes! And I love her middle name, a very cool name and cool that it has so much importance to your family. Wish I could drop in for a visit and baby snuggle!

Jamie said...

I love the pictures. She is so lovely. Congratulations to you and Adam.

Meg said...

She is really gorgeous! Congratulations to all of you Jenny. You two make some pretty babies.