Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A few of the many

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Looking horrid, but feeling wonderful after the epidural.

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A few minutes old under the warmer.

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Very excited grandparents.

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A nurse giving Allison her first bath.

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All bundled up in the nursery.

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The next morning in the hospital before visitors arrived.


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Discovering her sleeve.

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So warm and snuggly.


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Jerry's sister, Amy, came to visit with all of Allison's big cousins.

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My family drove from New York the next morning. It was a huge treat.
(My parents, me, my grandma, my cousin Vanessa, Glirr, cousin Dietrich.)

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Great grandma with mohawk baby.

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Super pissed off at our lack of skill with the car seat.


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Toby is mostly curious. He just sort of sniffs Alli's face and tilts his head
at her squeaks. He also needs, needs, NEEDS more attention than usual.
When both are on me (as seen here with my mom), I feel like a jungle gym.


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This bassinet has been in our family for at least five generations.

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Timberly was in town for Thanksgiving.

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And brought Alli a super soft bunny.

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I absolutely love this photo of my mom changing her diaper. Hilarious.

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Toby might not know what to make of our new addition,
but he absolutely loves the Boppy pillow.


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So does Jerry.


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Yeah, she's pretty awesome.

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I think we'll keep her.

56 comments:

kristin said...

She is precious. And really does look exactly like Jerry. Amazing. And you look great - before during and after. I am totally impressed.

aahcoffee said...

Awwwww!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

PRECIOUS!! Love the pics, thanks for sharing them.
*g

julie said...

Your parents look awful familiar to me. I wonder if I've crossed paths with them a time or two.

Great pics, Kelly. She's an angel, pure and simple.

Tiffany said...

Kelly, she is beautiful.

I love the carseat picture- so classic. :-)

Ray said...

Gorgeous pictures! The one when the nurse is talking Allison a bath is absolutely beautiful! I love it. I also love the one with grandma and Allison with a mohawk. Too cute. And the one with Jerry's sister and the kids, awwwww! They were all great. Thanks for sharing.

Take, care.

P.S. Thanks for the pic of daddy and baby.

Ray said...

Oh and about that bassinet being in the family for 5 generations, "Wow!" What an honor that you still have it! That's wonderful. It holds more sentiment than just buying a new one. =)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby! I can't wait to meet mine, I am 23 weeks with a boy.

Janice said...

She's so adorable and tiny. You look wonderful as well. Again, congratulations and keep up the great work :) Oh, Toby :)

Alana said...

I've yet to comment on the birth of Allison or any of the previous pictures you've shown because I wanted to find the perfect words -- something beyond simply "Congratulations" but nothing seemed to pop into my head. Then today I was scrolling through the pictures and it brought tears to my eyes. (I'm going to blame a lifelong problem with a surplus of hormones... :-) )

And the only thing I can think to say is that I'm so incredibly, ridiculously, over-the-moon happy for you and your family. I can't imagine a luckier kiddo than one who has you and Jerry for parents. I may not be much of a reference as I only read your blog from time to time (okay... every day... it's a habit, my habit at least, forget smoking and shoe shopping -- who needs those?) but from everything I've read I'd say it's a pretty accurate statement. I wish you the best of luck and looks like you're doing great so far. Allison's the cutest baby!!! :-)

Lookin' forward to hearing more about life-with-baby.

- - -

Only 27 (depending on how you count) days until baby's first Christmas!!!!! :-D

gorakagaz said...

awww!

Katie said...

aw, very cute :)

Jessica said...

So sweet, those are great photos. I especially love the one with the grandparents. :)

Emmy said...

Great pics, Kelly! :-)

I'm sure Toby will get used to everything once things have finally (fully) calmed down. Really! Quirky and lovable pets like Toby are good like that. They adapt to change better than most breeds and he'll become truly ecstatic once she's older and able to play with him. Then, you'll have two actively mobile munchkins to chase after. And happily enough laughs or funfilled memories to capture on camera, as well as heartfelt ones that will last a lifetime. <3

chelsea said...

The pics are so cute! I love the snuggly one =) Boppy is pretty freakin cool too.

Rachel said...

Thank you for the pics! She is beautiful. She has more hair than most babies at several months old!

Wendy said...

Thanks for showing the pictures. She's wonderful! It's awsome to get a little glimmer of your day.

Tina P. said...

OH! i'm so excited to see how Toby will adapt ti Alli. I can se it now. It'll be so cute, i bet he'll get protective of her and everything.

Anonymous said...

She doesn't look like a newborn to me! She's just so BIG!

Cindy said...

Adorable, simply adorable! Keep 'em rollin'!!!!

its_just_ang said...

Very nice pics! I love the one of Toby with the Boppy pillow. It's gonna be even better when she's older and moving around, they those two are gonna be a lot of fun together. LOL...
What a cool heirloom to have, that bassinet. Oh, and I'm so glad to have finally seen Glrr!! You might have posted pics before, but I just don't remember. It was great either way!

Oh, and you got another "comment" from those losers who keep leaving rude stuff. It's about 12 comments down and from "anonymous." Surprise, surprise, they didn't have the balls to put a name with their stupidity.

mercurial scribe said...

How many times can one say "cutie patootie" without it getting old?

In the face of Allison, I think it'll be a LOOOOOOONG time. :-)

Mooseluver24 said...

Oh my gosh! She is beautiful. Perfect in every way.

Anonymous said...

The one labeled "So Warm and Snuggly" is BEAUTIFUL. It makes me want to be a mom so badly.

Anonymous said...

Love love LOVE the photo of Alli getting her diaper changed by grandma =D

Anonymous said...

The pictures are amazing. There are times in my life I question if I will ever be ready to be a mom when the time comes. This post brought tears to my eyes and a warmth to my heart that is a kind reminder that I will be ready the moment our eyes meet for the first time.
Thank you for sharing. ~Kirs

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us the trek getting her here!

*Hugs*

Jill

Celcia said...

My hubby who is also a fan of you decided to caption the under the warmer pic which was one of the first ones Glrr posted

"Come on mom & dad....does my first picture have to be a nudie pic? What do you think this is...Playpen Magazine?"

Not Quite a Jerryism, but hubby tried!

Erica said...

That made me laugh a little... You look wonderful after pushing out a human being the size of a watermelon!

julie said...

those are amazing! :)

Pauline said...

I'm squealing like a little girl over these pictures. She is amazing beautiful.

curvesalot said...

Kelly she is beautiful and so are you! too cute pics and especialy ones ofd jerry and the pup.. too cute!

Anonymous said...

those lips!
she's so gorgeous.

LeslieAnn said...

Aww, she's so beautiful!!!

And those boppy pillows are the best, I'm convinced. Not that I've ever had to use one, but my SIL used one to nurse and she wouldn't do it without it now. Great for handling newborns. Course my niece had to be fed in the "football position" no matter what. Fussy girl.

petra said...

Yes, she's definitely a keeper! :)

I really like the picture of your hands. Oh, and the expressions on the faces of excited grandparents were just priceles. LOL!

Shalini said...

She is amazingly gorgeous.

Also I LOVE the pic of Jerry with the Boppy on his head!

Ahhh new baby pics.. so cute! I so want another!

Randall said...

So sweet - thank you for sharing. Glad the boppy pillow is a hit with everyone!

Jennifer said...

Awesome pictures! She's beautiful!!

Gisela said...

Is it me, or does she have a strong resemblance to Amy and her kids? I think esp. in the nose.

Anonymous said...

She gets more and more beautiful by the day! Congrats!

Kimber said...

She's beautiful and perfect! Congratulations!

You look great in all the pics as well--at all the various stages of the experience! :)

Anonymous said...

Is it normal for umbilical cords to be green? That's gross.

kimiedawn said...

She is so cute! I love the one of the nurse giving her a bath and she is holding on for dear life to her stethescope. So cute!

Anonymous said...

I love love LOVE the one with the bunny....it is so sweet. What an adorable child. You and Jerry must be so proud!

julie said...

Hey Kelly, if you get a chance, I posted my first "baby" pic today.

Suzy said...

Such good pics, such a pretty baby girl!! I love the pic of her looking at the bunny! So sweet!!!

Anonymous said...

Jerry looks amazing with his daughter!
Congrats to you both.
She's adorable!

Nikki said...

Alli is so goregous. i love the pictures.

Meghan said...

le sigh!

Rosie_the_Retailer said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous! :D

the_plainsman said...

Cool photo album! But then the subject is perfect!

Marsha said...

Oh she is just so beautiful! And so are you. She really does look a lot like Jerry. you know, I read that most babies, especially first babies, do at least for the first year. Somethign about facilitating bonding and preventing bio fathers from running out. I know you don't have to worry about that and neither did I but thought it was funny.

Myranda said...

absolutely precious, amazing, beautiful...these pictures made me cry, thank you so much for sharing such a huge but intimate time in your life with all of us :)

jsi said...

Merry Christmas
Absolutely - she is a keeper. She is just your size!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god. She is absolutely beautiful.

-Sarah (cafechick80)

Christie said...

I have no internet at home and haven't been able to catch up. This morning I did, from a lab on campus and I must say, Alli is looking more and more goregous everyday. And it sounds to me like you are getting the hang of things. Congrats.
PS- As I was looking at pictures, half the girls in the lab with me were looking too, oohing and awwinng, so I think that makes it official... your daughter is world's prettiest baby... at least here! Take care!