Mikaela Marie arrived January 19th, 2011 at 5:45pm. She was 7lbs 13oz, 20" long. She is absolutely beautiful and both Paul and I are so proud of her. This picture is from the hospital when Grandma Delia and Grandpa Hugh visited. Mom had made us a bunch of receiving blankets and this was her favorite, so we wrapped Mikaela in it while she was in the hospital. I've decided the receiving blankets are as wonderful of a gift as baby quilts. These are flannel pieces serged around, some one layer, some two and they are larger than you can buy, so they are perfect for swaddling. I'll definately be making a whole lot more of these for gifts. She also made us a bunch of burp clothes.
Mikaela was able to come home with us on Friday, so we've been enjoying our time at home. We made a trip to Wal-mart on Sat. for a few more essentials. Sunday we visited the Dr. and had breakfast out. Today Mikaela and I went to my work to visit and take the Tough Enough to Wear Pink picture. The girls really enjoyed seeing her. Paul got off work because it was too windy to work. He went with us to Fabric City/Sewing Center so the staff there could see her. He also took us shopping in the mall. We came home and all relaxed for the evening. It was nice spending time together. Tomorrow Mikaela and I are on our own, so hopefully I'll get a chance to do a bit of sewing. I did get the hand sewing on the binding on my Valentine's table runner done while I was in the labor room Wed. morning. I haven't done any since we've been home, but mostly because we've been rearranging furniture and doing some cleaning, making changes to our lives because of our new little one. My brothers both visited, my SIL and cousin M came too. She was so super cute with her "I'm a 1st Cousin" shirt. Hopefully I'll get a few more pictures taken in the next few days.Sent from my BlackBerry Smartphone provided by Alltel