Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Welcome Home

We went home when Samantha was 26 hours old. They had first wanted us to stay for an extra day but she was doing so well that they let us go home. (Both Samantha and Mommy slept much better!) Grammy and Papa kept Dominic for an extra night and we both said how quiet it was in the house. We missed him like crazy when he was gone!
First Day Home:
Hanging out after our first night at home. Both Keith and I keep commenting that we can't believe how easy she is. She is just so mellow and sleeps well in her bassinett. She wakes up every two hours to nurse (the nurse at the maternity ward called her a text book nurser) and is very content. She does have her days and nights mixed up right now but I'm sure that will change soon.
Ok, I freely admit this picture is completely posed. Dominic has been such a good big brother though! He is always asking about the "baby" and loves her to death. For some reason he finds her feet hysterical!

Samantha Marie finally arrives!

Samantha Marie decided to make her debut on June 15th, 2007 at 11:23 am, exactly one week after her due date! She arrived after 7 hours of labor and only 10 minutes of pushing. She is perfect! She weighed in at 7 pounds 14 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long. (I knew she felt tall while I was pregnant with her!) We can't beleive how much she looks like Dominic (with the exception of all the black hair!)

Here's the view from our birthing suite.

Samantha being checked out!

The whole gang.

In the maternity ward.

Meeting everyone for the first time.

Sitting with Daddy.
Ready to go home! (While Uncle Jerod holds up his cell phone for comparison.)

Baby's First Picture

Well, the first picture when she looked like a baby anyways! This was done at 19 weeks and at this appointment they tried to convince us that she was a "she." We confirmed again at 32 weeks and again at 40 weeks and 5 days just in case!