Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Brynlee is finally here!

Almost 2 weeks ago Tim and I headed into the hospital, little did we know that she would come so fast! We got there at about 8:00 PM, my doctor broke my water at 9:00 and I got my epidural at 10:00. Tim thought she would be born at 11:00 and when it got close we joked about how we were missing his deadline... not more than 4 minutes later out she came. For the last 2 months she had been camped out head down with her feet kicking my left side... I could tell she was going to be very patient and it must have been just the right position because all it took was one contraction. I told the nurse I felt "heavy" and when she checked me she said "oh it's because she's crowning, don't push". She then got on the intercom to ask for the doctor and any other hands available, 2 or 3 nurses ran in and all said "don't push" to which I responded "I'm not!" Without pushing, and without my doctor in the room, out she came beautiful and healthy. She weighed 7lbs. 7oz. and was 19 1/2" inches long and her official name is Brynlee Pauline Jones. Everyone is loving her, she's a lucky girl to have so many great brothers and sisters here for her already! The picture above is just after she had her first bath at the hospital.
These pictures were taken about a week after she was home, we think she looks a lot like Sydney... but she also makes some faces that look like Mackenzie and Ella. So far none of the other kids have had such dark hair, maybe she'll have black hair like both her Grandpa's, we do know she'll probably lose it all here in the next few months and be just as bald as everyone else has been.

To top off our 4th of July weekend Mackenzie lost her first tooth! She realized it was loose on Wednesday, the 2nd. After eating she came to me and said that her tooth felt funny, just as she said that she touched it and got a suprised look on her face and squeeled "it's loose!" From that moment on she couldn't leave it alone (sound familiar Unlce K.C.?) she kept at it and gave us hourly updates on how loose it was getting. After having a BBQ with Nick, Kati, the boys and Mom and Dad we came home and found that our neighbors were going to be lighting off fireworks... so we went over to watch. She sat in her chair watching the fireworks and wiggling her tooth, after a little bit she turned to me and said I think it's going to come out, I realized I had a burp cloth just sitting on my shoulder, so I handed it to her and told her that sometimes it's easier to pull out a tooth if you have something to hang on to it with. Sure enough she went to town and not even 30 minutes later came to me with her tooth in hand and a hole in her smile! We went home, put it in her tooth box and put it under her pillow, the next morning she woke up to find 4 quarters in the place where her tooth had been... she is so proud to show any and everyone where her tooth once was, it was a fun milestone for all of us!


Hilary said...

Brynlee is beautiful! Congrats on your new baby! Miss you friend,

Lizzy said...

Congrats on your sweet baby girl!! Sounds like a nice, lovely birth. Seems like docs miss quite a few deliveries these days! She is sooo beautiful, can't wait to see more pics. Hope you are doing well as mom to 6 - wow! You're awesome.

teage-and-erin said...

I can't believe that I spelled her name wrong! :)
I am so excited for all of you. You are such a wonderful mother, and I know that all of your sweet children are so blessed to be in your family! Love you guys!
-Erin and Teage

Kenneth said...

Brynlee is a cute little girl! I remember that one time I used a fork to pry my tooth out. I don't think that was the greatest idea and I wouldn't suggest the method to anyone especially my little nieces and nephews but I'm glad she's not afraid to pull em out!

Charis said...

Congrats to all of you :-) She's just as cute as all your other kids!!! She IS a lucky little girl, to be joining your family.

The Waggoner's said...

Congrats on little Brynlee's debut! She is a cutie pie, and will have lots of love from her adoring family!
Take care of yourself!
Lubba, lubba,

Heather said...

Congrats! You are such a woman! I admire you with all your kiddos. You make it seem so easy!

The Brown's said...

Hi Erin! It was good to see you at church today! Your little Brynlee is such a cutie...and I have to say...I LOVE that name!!! Where did you come up with it? It is so original and unique and cute! Makes me want to have another girl...maybe in a few years! I don't know how you do it! You're amazing! I figured out why you don't have access to my blog...I need you email address to give you access. Email me at dmhatch_2000@yahoo.com or dayna.brown@paccar.com and i'll add your name.