Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Welcome Elodie!

Elodie Grace Markley was born at 7:53 on Monday, February 23rd. She was 8 pounds, 5 ounces and 21 inches long. Kelly had her water broken by the doctor at about 8:30 am, she began labor naturally at around 2, and things went smoothly, quickly, and drug free. She is recovering well, she said it's much different (and better, I'm sure!) than recovering from the c-section. Elodie was greeted by both sets of grandparents and one uncle. Another aunt (Kate) will meet her today, while her other aunties are anxiously wishing they could be there. Bennett went to meet his sister this morning, and was enthralled. If they feel ready and the doctor gives the ok, they may go home tonight, or they may stay over one more night and go home in the morning. Elodie was up a lot during the night, Kelly said, and is likely to sleep most of today. Hopefully soon she will be able to flip flop her schedule! We are all so happy that she's here, and I can't wait to meet her next week! Here are some pictures I received on my phone, the first taken in her first hour or so of life, and then 3 from this morning:







4 comments:

Soderin Family said...

Yeah Kelly!!! So so proud of you!!!

Linda Z said...

Congrats on being an auntie again, Colleen!! :) I'm sure you are such a great one!

Good job, Kelly!

tara said...

She should have had her Ryan aunties there on her birthday, but we were there in spirit, right?!

Thanks for posting the photos, I don't know how to do that, but I'm glad to be able to share them via your high-tech genius!

Miss you!

Adriana said...

yay!!! another beautiful addition to your wonderful family!
I'm so excited for you to get to meet her :)