Aliza was born at 8:03am and before they even had her out I kept hearing my doctor say "this is a big baby with a lot of hair!" He was NOT kidding!
We were in a room by 10:00 and Michael went to get the proud big brother and Grandparents from the waiting room. Needless to say, everyone couldn't get over her size or hair! Haha! Nicholas was in love immediately and so excited to get to hold his long awaited baby sister!
Yes, I dressed them alike for the occasion! It was cute and Nicholas loved matching Daddy! :-)
This was at the end of a long day, but we finally made it for a family picture around 9:00 that night.
We had a very long, hard first night and when my doctor came in around 10:00 the following morning I asked to go home. He said that since I was already on oral pain meds and walking around well, I could go. I am so thankful they let us leave early. It made our transition home much easier and Nicholas was able to be with us after less than 36 hours. Aliza came home in the same dress I did 34 years earlier and wore a family heirloom bonnet. She looked like a little doll!
When we got home I tried to get some pictures of her in her fancy dress in her fancy crib, but she wasn't having it.
We did manage to get one of Aliza, Nicholas, and I in front of our stork and big brother sign. This was my favorite picture of the entire weekend. I laughed so hard at Nicholas showing his big brother muscles!
We are so blessed to have 2 healthy, beautiful children. Six years ago right now I was taking fertility drugs and no one was sure we would ever have one, much less two children. Sometimes it is just so overwhelming to think they are both mine! We have had a good 2 weeks at home and I will blog more about the weeks leading up to this post and the weeks after later. I hope to get all caught up this week now that Gigi and Michael have gone back to work and it is just the baby and I at home during the day.