Sunday, June 1, 2008

She has arrived, please, roll out the carpet!

My angel, my daughter, my love, my sweetpea, my dear...all the names of joy, beauty, glory, peace and love belong to her. Our daughter has been born. She arrived to this lovely world, taking her breaths of life, on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 3:05PM. She was a hearty baby, weighing in at 8lbs 1oz and measuring in at 19.75 inches long. Her head was graced with soft dark curls and her lips have grown the reputation of 'people would pay money for lips like those.' We decided to name her:
Kaitlyn Marie Patterson

We are so eager to share her with all the family and friends that surround our life, along with the curious on-lookers for she will certainly have a fan club, she's gorgeous!

Now she faces day 4 of living and has gained some more weight, has a super strong latch when breastfeeding, has frequent bowel movements, can snore and has an uncanny ability to make you laugh when she slumbers--her facial expressions tell all sorts of stories!

Upon her delivery she was admitted to the NICU for administration of antibiotics and monitoring as she aspirated some meconium during the birthing process. While this created a great deal of heartache, mainly due to the separation factor, I was, and now am, overjoyed to know she is healthy, no complications! She will be released from NICU this Wednesday, the 4th of June, a full week from her birthdate!

In the meantime I'm feverishly pumping my breastmilk and heading to the hospital for visits to do anything related to her: take her body temperature, change a diaper or two, hold her, massage her, tell her I love get the idea, with the latest and greatest being given the opportunity to actually breastfeed her (and she's a natural)!

Please enjoy the beautiful photos of her and know more are to come!
Love & Blessings,
Sarah (an actual MOMMY)