Friday, October 15, 2010

Lena Marie has Arrived!!!

Well, Lena Marie Carlton arrived at 1:41 pm on 10/10/10 at a healthy 9 pounds exactly and 21.5 inches long. She also has dark gray eyes, so they'll probably turn brown. As they pulled her out all they kept saying was how much hair she has and what a "chunk" she was. I'm behind the curtain thinking "what constitutes a chunk when Milo was 10 lbs 4 oz?"

When we brought her home she was down to 8 lbs 2 oz. It's like bringing home a "normal" sized baby!! She fits the length of the newborn onesies, but swims in them everywhere else. She seems so small to us!

Her hair was curly when it came out, and when it is wet it's curly, but it usually goes straight. We shall see what time will bring with it, Milo had curly hair, too, and now it's stick-straight like his dad's!

Lena did look just like Milo when she came out, but her looks have definitely changed. There are times I actually see myself in her, which I can only rarely say about someone else.

She latched on right away in recovery and it seems like she hasn't let go since! She eats very well, and fairly often. We did get lucky last night and she slept for four hours straight! I don't want to get my hopes up, but fingers are crossed for tonight.

Lena is a big sleeper, she's very hard to wake up during the day and actually looks like she's snoozing while she eats. When she does wake up during the day, she's usually up for 45 minutes or so. I don't quite know what to do with myself with a sleeping child, Milo was never a big napper during the day.

Milo LOVES having Lena around, he wants to help (most of the time). When he came into recovery, he sat on Jesse's lap and held Lena. He just looked at her, then touched her nose and said, "BOINK!" He did it about two more times and then we made him stop. It was so cute, though!

Lena will be asleep in the swing and he'll stop what he's doing, run over, grab her paci off the coffee table and say, "Oh no! Baby Sister call for me! Need her pacifier!" He also gave Aunt Stacy and Maizie a tour of Lena's room today and was very excited to point out the changing table and where the diapers are. Ah, to be three again!

Here are a few pictures from the last few days.

Milo loving on Lena in the hospital.

This is one of the photos they took in the hospital. She looks like a doll in this one.

I LOVE this one, since her eyes are open!


  1. I definitely see you in her Robin! She's precious! So happy things are going well for you!

  2. Robin, I think she looks a lot like Milo in the second picture. Maybe its the eyes? She is a beauty. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the curly hair!!!