Saturday, March 22, 2008

March Madness of a Different Sort...

Elise Genevieve was born 9:09 pm March 20th. What a great way to welcome the first day of Spring! There is a lot going on (getting her Bilirubin numbers down, getting her to want to eat, etc) so I won't spend to much time on this. She had some respiratory trouble and a few other issues, but all seems to be getting better. Suffice it to say, I love my wife and my little girl! What an experience, what a tender time. I'm sure Yvonne will update this with more detail, but until then, here is a few pictures of our last few days. Thanks everyone for your love and support, advice, good will, and prayers! We need em, well, not Yvonne, but I know I do!

This is a few hours before baby arrival time. I just ate a JCW's bacon cheeseburger to bring good luck.


Just after she was born:

Just after my sister (who is a PCT) got to wash and check her out. Just a shout out to my awesome sister who helped more than she knows!


This is my sister Ellen holding her up for the family to see:

My little girl, yea, I love her! Click on the picture to check out her sweet hair. Daddy is proud.


Our family of three:


Welcome Elise!



32 comments:

Ellen said...

Oh my gosh her hair is awesome! Whoever did her first hairdo has some mad style! HEE HEE :) I love you guys so much and you three couldn't make a better family. Thank you for letting me be big part of such a precious time in your lives!

Evonne said...

Yay! I love her already. And the hair is awesome - too cute! I do think, though, she looks a lot like an Olenik. But, Jim, the hair is all you. Great job guys! Can't wait to introduce the babies...arranged marriage, anyone?

Alicia said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you!! She is beautiful (and of course, I love the name, and the middle name!). You look great, Yvonne and it sounds like you are handling things like a champ! Good luck in the coming weeks!

Love,
Alicia

Barker Family Fun said...

Hey it's Maggi! Congratulations!!!! She is so cute!!! I love the hair!!! You guys are going to have so much fun, I'm so happy for you!

lance n sarah said...

Congrats you guys. She is beautiful. Good luck with everything. we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Love ya

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Amy, Spencer, and Kids said...

What a beautiful girl! Yeah, I am so happy for you two. Yvonne you look gorgeous. Congrats. I love the hair.
Amy

ClaysJenna said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!! I love all the hair!!

Preds Girl said...

Oh my goodness! She is absolutely adorable!! Thank you for posting pics! I have been so anxious to see her!!

Y'all look so happy! I am glad everything went well for Yvonne during delivery and that Elise is doing well. Her hair is so cute and her little face is precious! And, you can tell how proud Daddy is! So cute!

~Linds.

I'm the Mommy, that's why! said...

Congratulations you guys. I am so excited for you and happy that she is here. What a cutie, and, the hair...it's so cute. I love that style. I could never quite re-create that look at home with my kids. How fun that Jim sister could do all that. What a neat blessing. Good luck with everything. And...she was born on my birthday. It is the best day of the year! Michelle

Molly Malia said...

oh yay! hi elise! she is o so cute! as kasey says 'she is prec angel'
hey you two do great work!

dezertgirlaz said...

Big Congrats! I am so glad everything went ok! Good job Yvonne! She is freaking adorable which is no surprise! I'll have to send over some Phoenix Suns swag to little Elise! LOL! I'm so happy for you guys and wish you all the love and happiness!

Mardi said...

Congratulations! She is so cute and has a great head of hair, what more could a girl want in life :)
Good work in getting her here, now the fun truly begins right!? :)
xoxo
Mardi

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mrs apple juice said...

She is beautiful, and you three make such a cute family!! I'm glad mommy and baby are safe and well. Congratulations!!!

pamelasue said...

Congratulations! I am so glad she is here safe and sound...and she is soooo cute and sweet. Great job! Hope to see her and you all soon.

Traci said...

She is beautiful! Glad to hear things are going well for everyone! Love her hair too! How great to have a family member help with your newborn at the hospital- best help yet!
Like you said great way to welcome spring!!!

Devri said...

HOORAY SHE IS HERE! We are so excited for you! Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful. She looks a lot like you Yvonne. Isn't it amazing to have a princess in your home? They run the place! We hope you are getting some sleep.
:-) Love ya!

Tia said...

I'm so happy for you! Congratulations, you really are going to be the best parents, she is a lucky girl! I miss you already Yvonne! :)

Chandie said...

Congratulations!! She really is so beautiful, what a perfect addition to your cute family! :) Love ya!

thescotts said...

YAY! I am so excited for you guys! She is beautiful! Congrats!
Love, Jac and Kelly Scott

Michelle C. said...

Thank you for the pics, Jim. She is absolutely adorable. I love her hair! I'm so happy things went well and everyone is doing good. I'm so glad I was able to talk to you. Love you!

Sonja said...

So happy for you three! She's amazing! Amazing and beautiful. And Yvonne, how did you manage to look so amazing and beautiful while having a baby? Can't wait to see you all in person!

kristen (cousin aaron's wife) said...

CONGRATS!!
elise is so cute. glad everything went ok. best wishes on speedy recovery & give that little one some extra XOXOs from us in NY.
she looks perfect!!

Justin & Carrie love ABC said...

congrats you guys! we are very happy for you and your new darling little one, love all the hair!

Angie said...

Oh she is so adorable! Congratulations both of you!

Janet said...

I left a short message on your facebook wall earlier. I hope you're able to rest and snuggle! Love the name! Did you know Gerry's daughter is Kendra Genevieve? The dads always get to eat while we suck on ice chips! How big is she? Hi Marjean and family in the picture!!

Janet said...

I've tagged you. Go to my blog to see what you need to do. In between feeding and nursing and sleeping. :)

devron said...

She is amazing! If only I could gert the recipe. I've got the red hair part figured out, it's the girl part I am having trouble with. Love you guys.

Heather D. White said...

CONGRATULATIONS YVONNE!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is beautiful! I am pretty positive that my husband would have had one eye on the baby and one eye on the TV if I were to give birth on the first day of March Madness....so your hubby is to be commended for his full attention. LOL! CONGRATULATIONS!

Heather D. White said...

P.S. Yvonne....could you please e-mail me your mailing address?

Garrit said...

Good for you guys! Congrats!!!!