She’s Here!!!!!

Emily Jane Holmes
arrived
Wednesday morning at 7:46am
weighing 7lb 8.5oz
measuring 20 inches long
with lots of light brown hair
adorable chubby cheeks
and the cutest little mouth and chin!

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Everything went really well! We went to the hospital Wednesday morning at 5:30am to get checked in and prepped for my c-section. At 7:30am they took us into the operating room and she was born at 7:46! There were no complications – everything went perfectly and she was crying the second they pulled her out! The sound of those first cries are always so touching – a reminder of the miracle that this all is and how blessed we are to be able to have these precious and beautiful little babies! I started crying as soon as I saw her – couldn’t believe that the little girl I have always dreamed of was finally here!
She is perfect in every way – so beautiful and tiny and sweet! I stayed in the hospital until Saturday and I absolutely love those first few days in the hospital! I love that I had the chance to just sit and hold her all day long! She loves to be bundled up and snuggled up with her face right by ours! I could just lay there for hours – holding her, staring at her, smelling her, and taking her all in. We had a good amount of visitors at the hospital – family, friends, Brian and the boys coming and going – but for the most part it was just me and her sitting there in the quiet – bonding and being close! I cherish those days!!
Brian’s parents were here from Utah when we had her. They came up a few days before and stayed with us until I came home. They were so wonderful – entertaining the boys and keeping them busy and helping with the laundry and house. Brian’s mom and sister cleaned our entire house – top-to-bottom – the day before we came home from the hospital and Brian’s mom did all the laundry and ironing before I got home! I am so grateful!! Thank You!!!!
My mom and sister came down the day after we came home from the hospital and are staying with us this whole week. They have been wonderful as well – playing with the boys, helping with Emily Jane and also helping with the house. We are also so thankful to have wonderful friends around us that are bringing us dinner this entire week!
The boys are all head-over-heels in love with her! They all call her Emmy Jane. Nathan is the one that started calling her that because he can’t say Emily. He says emmyjane as if it is all one word in the cutest little baby voice. He is always saying “hi emmy jane” to her and wanting to see her piggie toes and give her hugs! They all want to hold her all the time and give her kisses and touch her tiny little nose, cheeks and forehead. Matthew says all the time “I love Emily Jane” and “Emily Jane is so, so, so, so, so cute!” Tyler is always checking on her and puts his face down by hers and pats her so gently and softly! It is so precious! It has been so fun to watch them melt over her – especially because they were upset when we found out we were having a girl! They were sure that they only wanted me to have boy babies! 🙂 But, now that she is here, they are so sweet and tender with her and they are such great helpers! They are always so concerned about her and what she is doing! It is safe to say that she is the princess of the family and that all three boys are going to take great care of her over the years!!

Thanks to everyone that has been checking on me! I really appreciate it! Now that I am home and settled and on the road to recovery, I will be taking lots of pictures of her and posting often!! Thanks again to everyone for your kind emails!!

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  • Loni
    July 17, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    Congratulations, Maggie!!! I am so excited for you guys!!! She is so cute. And I bet the boys are over-the-moon over their new little sister, huh? I can’t wait to see all of the photos you’ll be taking! 🙂
    Love ya,
    Loni

  • Wendy Sue
    July 17, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    Congratulations!! I love that b&w photo of her little baby scrunched up face and her soft hair — so precious! Glad to hear everything went well – you are so blessed to have such wonderful family members to help take care of you! Those first few days are the absolute best!! :o)

  • Jolene George
    July 17, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    What wonderful pictures. It’s just like being there. I’m so happy for you and I’m thrilled the the boys are loving her so much. You have a wonderful family…both immediate and extended. Lots to be grateful for. Enjoy your little princess. :o)

  • danni perez
    July 17, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    awwhhh, how adorable!
    what a blessing.congrats to you and your family.
    ~danni

  • Heather Ruwe
    July 17, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    She is too cute. Congratulations to you and your family on your new bundle of joy!

  • laura vegas
    July 17, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    congratulations maggie! the boys are right … she’s so, so, so, so cute! how nice that you had those first few days to bond with her. and what wonderful family you have to come and take care of everything and everybody for you during these first few weeks.

  • stephanie marston
    July 17, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    Oh wow Maggie! What a beautiful little girl. Oh.. I’m just so excited and also sad at the same time. Wish I could see her in person. But so happy that she is safe and sound with your dear little family. What a miracle and both Blake and I send our love and congrats. love and kisses to little Emily Jane (love that name!)

  • Karen Lopez
    July 17, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    Oh, Maggie….she’s beautiful! Congrats to the whole family! Glad you are doing great. She’s a doll and I love her name!

  • kristyn
    July 17, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Congratulations Maggie! I can’t wait until I am back in town to come see her! She is precious! And look at you looking fantastic during delivery! I’m glad to hear everytig went well! Love, kristyn

  • Caroline Ikeji
    July 18, 2007 at 1:26 am

    congratulations! 🙂
    she is beautiful 🙂

  • Sarah
    July 18, 2007 at 5:32 am

    I’ve been waiting for your post. Congratulations. She’s beautiful!

  • Shannon Brouwer
    July 18, 2007 at 6:11 am

    Congrats Maggie!!
    She is gorgeous!

  • Monica Brown
    July 18, 2007 at 6:34 am

    Congrats Maggie! She’s beautiful. Enjoy your new princess!!!

  • Heather Prins
    July 18, 2007 at 6:48 am

    Oh my gosh she is so beautiful. Congrats to you!

  • Jen Yancey
    July 18, 2007 at 6:56 am

    Congrats!!!! She is amazing. Enjoy!

  • Shelly J
    July 18, 2007 at 8:16 am

    Congratulations! So exciting 🙂 and you look absolutely fabulous in that picture!

  • Robyn W.
    July 18, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Love those precious pictures of her! That one of you and Brian seeing her is just priceless – you can see the true happiness in both your eyes! I love you both tons! Wish I could be there to help you out! I’m so glad your fam is there! They are amazing! Love you tons girl!!!

  • s.patel
    July 18, 2007 at 10:19 am

    i grew up with 3 older brothers–emily jane is a very lucky girl! 🙂
    congratulations!

  • Jessi
    July 18, 2007 at 11:04 am

    She is sooooooooooooooo ca-ute!!!!! 🙂 Congrats! Looking forward to the bazillion of pictures you’ll take of her! 🙂

  • Christina
    July 18, 2007 at 11:20 am

    What a gorgeous, precious little girl!
    So, so happy for you Maggie 🙂 I look forward to all the pictures and girlie layout pages…
    Rest and enjoy every moment…congratulations…

  • Alicia Bias
    July 18, 2007 at 11:30 am

    She is so adorable! Congratulations! It’s funny because when I clicked over to your blog and saw her name I was like “it’s a sign that we need to have another baby because that is what we were going to name our baby girl!” (I don’t think my husband bought into that though) So, I love the name you chose! Emily Jane

  • Amy Yetter
    July 18, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    What beautiful pictures Maggie! And I must say, a c section sure does a lot for how amazing mom looks after it’s all over!! You look beautiful (as expected) in the photos.

  • fran heupel
    July 18, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    Congrats to you and your beautitul family.
    Enjoy your new little girl and what a beautiful name you gave her. Enjoy every moment with her and your family.
    Wishing you lots of happiness.
    Fran Heupel

  • heidi larsen
    July 18, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    congratulations maggie and family! what a beautiful and precious little girl! i am excited for you!
    heidi

  • Tara
    July 19, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    congratulations from maryland! she is perfectly precious!! dying to see your baby girl layouts and future pictures too! 🙂
    -tara

  • kim bolyard
    July 20, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    she is beautiful and I love her name…congrats
    peace
    Kim

  • jenny
    July 20, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    Maggie,
    Congratulations on Emily Jane – she’s beautiful!
    I’m sure that sweet baby girl is going to be fiercely protected by her big brothers, just the way it should be.
    Blessings to you & your family. 🙂

  • Keisha
    August 2, 2007 at 12:48 am

    WOW, what a lil’beauty Maggie…congrats to you & your family!!

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