Sunday, April 24, 2011

Everything changes

Almost a week ago, exactly one day before she was scheduled to be induced, our baby girl decided to make her way into this world on her own terms. Other than her large size, the birth process went about as well as expected. My wife was a champion of champions, and we couldn't have asked for any better stream of help from the different hospital staff. In short, everything went better than expected and we're incredibly thankful and happy for that.

Matilda

I'd like to introduce everyone to Matilda. She weighed in at 9 pounds, 7 ounces, and 21.75 inches tall and has been keeping us busy for the past few days as we learn a lot from her and she teaches us a lot about ourselves.

It's been an amazing journey so far, and I'm excited about what the future holds for us and our little family.

Thanks again to everyone who has sent their best wishes and positive thoughts. It means a lot to me.

Note: As mentioned in previous posts, new content may be a bit slower in arriving, but this blog will definitely continue. If all goes as planned, I'll have a new Style Share in early-to-mid May and several future posts will likely feature father/daughter outfit coordination. :)

9 comments:

  1. She's so beautiful! Well done! All the best to you guys!

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  2. Huzzah, ol' boy! A spring sproutling is always nice. My only parenting advice is NEVER take anyone's parenting advice!

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  3. My best wishes to your wife and family. Your daughter looks like a keeper.

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  4. Congrats! A perfectly delightful reason to be too busy to post to a blog.

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  5. Congratulations on having a healthy baby girl! All the best to you and yours.

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  6. Thanks so much everyone! We're over the moon excited and just starting to settle into a fairly decent routine around here.

    Mike: I think it was you that had mentioned in a related post earlier that you had cut the cord at your sons birth. I did that as well! Surreal, but amazing. At times I felt like I was watching a movie starring myself.

    YWP: I think that's good advice that I will take! :)

    Toad: Definitely a keeper. I've been staring at her face for hours every day and it's amazing how many little changes I've noticed already.

    JTMY and David: Thanks again!

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  7. Whoaaa, now that is one cutie!!

    Well done fella, and happy to see your little family now constantly making this amazing journey!

    Congrats and all the best,
    Dennis

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  8. Congratulations! Matilda looks so beautiful, and I know you'll be an amazing father. Can't wait to check out new posts and photos of the little one growing up!

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  9. Congratulations! Best wishes and best of luck to you and your family.

    If I may be so bold as to make a suggestion... I have found John Rosemond's New Parent Power! to be an invaluable resource. I got it before the birth of my first (a girl), and have found its wisdom and advice to be of enormous value. He also has his own website, http://www.rosemond.com/. No connection; just a happy customer.

    Enjoy being a father! It's one of life's greatest journeys.

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