Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lydia Rose

It has been almost 2 months since my last post and life has been very busy in the interim! On November 29th we welcomed Lydia Rose: 7lbs 2oz, 19 inches long. 

Lydia's arrival was without complication, and she came out with a healthy cry and a big head of dark hair, just like her daddy's.

Our first few weeks as parents were wonderful, but also overwhelming.  We were blessed to have my parents in town for the delivery, and John's parents visited during Lydia's first week of life.  I have never been so grateful for the encouragement, support and prayers of our parents.

Lydia has delighted us from the very first days of her life with her hilarious facial expressions.

 The expression below was a "vintage" Lydia look during the first few weeks.

 When Lydia wakes up from her naps, she goes through a stretching "ritual," which is about two to three minutes of sleepy stretching and yawning- it's hilarious.
Lydia continues to be a very smiley, animated baby. She lets us know what she wants when she wants it!