Friday, June 15, 2007

Maren Grace

We arrived at the hospital at 7 a.m. with contractions about 3 minutes apart. Grandma DeLane came to watch the miracle of life. Spencer thought it was entertaining to take pictures of my facial expressions while I was pushing the baby out. It didn't help me concentrate. Besides taking these pictures, Spencer was a great cheerleader. The labor and delivery was not bad, and all my gratitude goes to the almighty, wonderful epideral.
Maren Grace was born at 2:14 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds 15.2 ounces. She was 19 3/4 inches long. It was love at first sight for all of us. Giving birth is such a beautiful experience.
Guess who got to change the first poopy diaper? That's right!
Taylor and McKay love their new sister. Taylor wants to hold the baby all the time. McKay shows his excitement for a new sister in a less gentle way. He likes to poke, hit, and jump on the baby. We'll have to watch him closely until he learns how to "be soft". He's actually a lot better now.

Taylor got to paint on the hospital wall!

It reads: "Taylor Ann Big Sister of Maren Grace 6-9-07"

Maren is one day old here. She's a keeper.

Proud Grandparents! Thanks Drew and DeLane for helping out.

Do you see those feet? Those long and skinny things are from Daddy. Spencer wears size 13-15 depending on the shoe. Poor Maren.

In this picture, I am about to take Maren to the doctor to check her jaundice levels. I couldn't resist dressing her up. Don't you love the bonnet? Fortunately, all is well. Her jaundice is low and she's eating and pooping well, which helps flush it out of her system. While I was leaving the doctor's office, a young lady in the waiting room with two or three kids stopped me to ask how old Maren was. I told her about 4 days old. She replied, "You just had a baby and you are pregnant again?" Can you believe that? Is she that stupid? Ok, so I only lost a whopping 9 pounds after Maren was born, but pregnant? Is that possible? Hmm....I got a laugh out of that one.

Maren came home on the 11th of June. She is a perfect baby! She is on a good sleep schedule already. She is really only awake once in the middle of the night. I can't complain about that.


Christian & Stephanie said...

How cute! I have been waiting for pictures!

Jessica Herbert said...

Okay... you are the most beautiful In-Labor or After-Labor woman I have ever seen! Oh.. the baby is cute too!

keliajoy said...

YEA!! I've been dieing for pictures! But now I'm sad I'm not there :( I want to hold her too!

Spencer & Suzy said...

She's beautiful! Congrats!!

Lani Marie said...

Aww! She's so cute! I just knew my niece HAD to be adorable! :) Thanks for posting the pics.

Susy and Gabe said...

Congratulations!!! We couldn't be happier for you guys! It is great to see how your kids are growing. I am so happy that the whole pregnancy went well

Love ya!

Gabe, Susy and kids!!!

Marcia Mickelson said...

Congratulations! She's adorable. Thanks for sending the pictures. Hope you're feeling well soon, (now that you're pregnant again and everything. Ha, ha. Just kidding. I can't believe she said that.)

The Hardy's said...

Congratualtions guys!!! I have been waiting for the news! I am so glad everything went well.

James & Anjanette said...

We are totally thrilled that your labor went well & now you have a beautiful babe to show for it.
Maren is SUCH a cute name.
Can't wait to meet your little one....and play with your older ones.
Wish you were coming home for the 4th!

Hilary and Chirs Martin said...

Hey Sarah and Spencer,

Congrats! She is so cute. It makes me baby hungry.

charlotte and clarke said...

Wow! What a cute baby!

Robbie said...

Happy day! You guys rock. Congrats on everything.

The Marielle (and Parents) Show said...

Sarah and Spencer -- we found you on the web (thanks google!) Maren is adorable! Your whole blog is really cute. We especially enjoyed reading about Ryan's zone defense theory. THanks for considering us blog-worthy. We also have recently started our family blog. Check us out @

See you at church

De Lane and Drew said...

I so enjoyed holding Maren, she is a good baby, and has a very strong body, she had her head up and looking around. I had fun with a red toy she would follow with her eyes and head as I moved it side to side! Fun memories!