Thursday, June 05, 2008

Ellalyn Star Peterson joins the world

So Ellalyn was born today at 11:54 AM Eastern time zone (That's 8:54 for those of you in Vegas and Reno). She weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and is 19.5'' long. She (according to the nurse, I couldn't see it.) has reddish hair and appears to have less of it than our other kids initially did. She is also substantially more vocal than our other kids, and has spent the majority of her time with us yelling about the injustice of it all. That should change soon enough though we hope.

Kerstin did really well throughout the process and, despite her minor discomforts, I think this was quite possibly the best birth we've had, although the final call on that is up to KT and not me. Landon and Torilynn have yet to see Ella or their mom, but we will probably go to visit them tomorrow. KT probably will get lonely in the hospital though so if you want to call her I have a phone number that you can reach her at the hospital so ask and ye shall receive. (The phone in her room will only ring if you call before 10PM though. After that and you'll have to wait.)

Well, enough chat, on to the pics:

This is Ella shortly after she was born, when they had put her under the heat lamp. That stuff on her eyes is antibiotic.

The is Ella after she was cleaned up and bathed and what-not. While the nurse may or may not be right about the red hair, Ella is certainly red skinned though. You may think that this is the lighting or something making her look this red, but you would be wrong. She really was this red.

And no set of pictures would be complete without a picture of the mom and the baby. Awwww, how cute.

And, of course, we have to save the best for last. (And by best I mean, of course, a picture accenting that sweet sweet watch that I'm wearing and not the guy with the goofy grin.)

Well, I think I've covered all the bases here so that's it for me.

17 comments:

BDN said...

CONGRATS KT AND JARED!! :)

Ariane said...

Yay! Congratulations! She is beautiful (she looks a lot like Tori to me). I hope I get to see her soon!

Oh and I am totally Bogarting one of these pics for my blog! XOXO

Earl & Vickie said...

Congratulations!!!! You guys!!!
Although, Jared, you are setting yourself up BIG time with the following "Kerstin did really well throughout the process and, despite her minor discomforts, I think this was quite possibly the best birth we've had, although the final call on that is up to KT and not me." And I don't think the disclaimer that the final call is up to KT is enough to get you fully off the hook. It's the "despite her minor discomforts" that will get you. And NOT just from KT, ANY woman who has given birth will not like that... I know, I speak from experience.....

Theresa said...

Congratulations! and Jared I'm quite impressed with your blogging abilities,.. awesome! Not that I expected any less,.. just didn't expect you to be the one to post,.. :) She's so perfect and beautiful I love it!

Ashley said...

Congratulations!!She is so cute. I can not wait to see her (along with the rest of you!!) in August
....love the watch

XOXO

Theresa said...

so you decided on a middle name huh? I never did hear what you picked. :) must have either been a secret, or everybody but me knew. haha.

Baker Bunch said...

Congrats! She is so sweet!

Rachel, Adam, & Easton said...

Congratulations, Petersons. I love both of your girls' names. So very cute. What a precious baby. She's beautiful!

Jen said...

What a cute baby. Congratulations! She looks quite healthy, too. I love the pictures of her round little belly. And the picture of the proud parents. I'm glad everything went well for Kerstin.

Theresa said...

I miss u KT when you're not online. You're my comfort blanket that I'm not alone in the world while I'm at work because at least KT is online. I don't know how I'm going to do it when I finally become a homebody,.. I guess I'll just find a way to leave my comp on all day and just get back to people when they IM me. haha.

Cynthia said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! i love the middle name by the way!

Theresa said...

did you know that I am the Star... KK is the angel,.. and erika is the princess... ask my mom she will tell you.

So little ellalyn is named after me,.. unbeknownst to anyone. hahahahaha.

Bybees said...

Hooray! She's so cute. Congrats, you guys!

Jodi Jean said...

congrats peteresons!!! she's beautiful!

H&S said...

Congratulations! Super adorable, as expected! :)

shayla said...

Yay! Glad to hear everything went well. Hope you have a quick recovery and that you're adjusting well. She is super cute. I'm looking forward to more pictures!

Our Family said...

YAY! Im glad everything went well and you have a cute little girl. Congrats. Heres to a quick recovery:)- Jamie

That is a very nice watch- Bret