Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Our latest addition

We were so blessed to welcome our little Sylvia Claire Wadley on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010. We were a little nervous and really didn't feel ready for baby number two, especially since Carter is just 17 months old today. Now that she is here I am wondering what all those nerves were about. We couldn't be happier to have her here. She is already loved so much!
We were lucky my sister was able to come down and help out with Carter while we were in the hospital. Unfortunately we were sick right before Sylvie was born which lingered longer than we hoped and my sister got a little sick while she was here. Now my parents are here to help out for a week and they too picked up our virus. I am glad we got through it before I had Sylvie but feel really bad that we have infected our help! We are still so grateful for all the help that we have had! It has made the transition much easier on us and especially Carter.
Speaking of Carter he has been doing amazing. There hasn't been any jealousy issues and he has been doing pretty well. He only got really upset when he realized that mom hadn't been picking him up lately. Even with that he has adjusted and is okay with others helping him out. When he gets up in the morning and from naps he points to my bedroom, first thing he wants to do is go see the baby. He is giving her kisses and holds her every now and then. We are really loving having Sylvie here with us.
So far the healing process has gone well. I am still a little sore and tired here and there, but I feel like this one was a little better than the last c-section. I feel like I have been able to get around a bit better which has been so nice!
Onto the pictures and Sylvia's stats. She was born at 3:56pm, weighed in at 8 lbs 1 Oz and is 20 and 3/4 inches long. She is a lot bigger than Carter, if you don't remember he was just 6 lbs. She is a good, healthy baby! Below are some of the pics we took at the hospital.

Just arrived

Cleaned up a little

We compared Carter to a $1.00 bill so we thought we'd do the same for Sylvia

Carter checking out Sylvia's toes

Holding his new little sis

The introduction and holding Sylvie for the first time

Scrunched up face

The fam

Sylvie and I

McKay with his little girl :)

If you hadn't noticed I got back and forth calling her Sylvia (which is her given name) and Sylvie. I do that at home all the time too. I like both and may call her by both names her whole life, I don't really know yet. So we aren't particular you can call her Sylvie or Sylvia either one works for us.


McCoy said...

Soo cute... Porter and Lexi were the same way... Lexi was 7 lbs 14 oz and 19 inches... and Porter was 5lbs 14 oz... 17 1/2 inches.. huge difference.. i always thought the girls were supposed to be smaller. i guess not : ) Congratulations!

Lauren said...

Cute, cute, cute! Not much else to say. Glad the adjustment and transition is going well and easier than planned. I'm glad you've had so much help! I can't wait to see all 4 of you in just a couple weeks. Love you!

Tara said...

She is so cute! I am so glad that everything is going so well. We love you!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh ... so cute!!! CONGRATS!