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.