Wednesday, March 5, 2008

welcome lucy jayne

born march 3rd * 5:24 pm * 8 pounds even * 19 inches long



jack LOVES his new sister. he showers her with kisses about every 5 minutes. she is the first thing he looks for when he wakes up. he waves hello to her all day long, and gets giddy when she makes a noise. It is a parent's dream watching the bond between siblings start to form.

We may have to be watchful of him feeding her watermelon or other parts of his lunch, or him lovingly "shoving" her binky in her mouth, or shaking her legs and arms a little too much. He has also taken a KEEN interest in her feeding methods. He has come at my chest with mouth wide open a few times. I told him...those aren't for little boys. Just babies and big boys.

Other than that, we are having a great time with our new family. More pictures to come.



32 comments:

Wilson said...

You guys she is so dang cute! she reminds me a lot of what Callie lloked like, the cheeks and the dark hair. Congrats!

Heather said...

Congrats!!! I have been dying to find out about little Lucy. She is soooo cute!!! Can't wait to see more pictures.

Heidi said...

She is sooo cute I can't wait to see her. Congratulations--I am so glad she is here and I'm sure you are too!!

Blackburns 18 said...

Congratulations on your little girl! She looks so sweet and what a good big brother she has. We are happy for you.

Berta said...

CONGRATS, YOU GUYS! I was wondering when 'it' was going to happen - almost called your mom tonight - then I clicked on your blog! ! ! This is great and she's BEAUTIFUL! Now . . . get some sleep - ha!
Love you -
Auntie Berta

Lindi said...

Yeah, She's here. I love how you spelled Jayne.. So cute!! She's beautiful. I was getting ready to call because I knew she had to be here by now. Enjoy your days holding her!! Can't wait for more pictures!! Congrats!!!

Amy said...

Oh, congratulations you guys! She's beautiful! I can't wait until I can come over and see her.

MSGottfredson said...

She is just beautiful! Congratulations.

Celia and Scott said...

So cute and I love the name Lucy! Also, as a fellow March 3rd birthday holder, I commend Lucy on her wise date choice to make her entrance into this wonderful world. Congratulations!

Chantel said...

Congratulations!! Oh to have a girl... I'm really happy (and a little jealous) for you!!

Amy said...

She looks like she could be one of mine with all that dark hair. How precious, we think she is a little doll. Glad to see your home and doing well. Can't wait to see more pictures of the two little cutie pies together. I wish I could come over and give her a squeeze in the morning. If it weren't for the 16 hour drive I would. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Call me any time, I'll be here!

Jana said...

Congratulations! Your new little bean is so adorable! Girls are the best!(well as far as I know)

Heather Menlove said...

she is beautiful! only members of our family will say this- she is tiny! Makenzie was even bigger. I think she even has a little makenzie nose. jack is already being the kind of big brother troy was, prefect!

merideth said...

ali you are so funny...she is adorable. i am so glad that jack is being so cute with her.
congratulations.
we are trying really hard to make it to california next year. that would be so fun to be able to hang out more often.

Brooke W said...

so so so so cute! I love that Jack loves his new baby sister. SHe is adorable!

Oler Family said...

Congratulations Ali! What a little doll. She is just adorable! You are going to have so much fun with a little girl! That is so cute that Jack likes her so much. Liv didn't want me to bring Cater home from the hospital! I can't wait to see more pictures! I'm so happy for you Ali!

California Roney's said...

She is so adorable. Congrats to you guys! So glad that you guys are at home. I am impressed that you had time to post some pics. I bet Jack is going to be a great big brother!

Katie said...

Oh She is beautiful! How fun I love the name, good to hear you are all doing well. Can't wait to meet her! XOXO I love that you said to Jack that your chest is for babies and big boys LOL

Abi said...

Yea! Congrats! I love the name!

mindy said...

She is beautiful!! I can't wait to see more pictures!! I hope you are feeling well. I'm so glad Jack is so happy to have a sister. My sister Jessi had her baby last night, so we have 2 new neices within a couple days of each other!

Jen Giorgis said...

Congratulations DeGraff Family. There is just nothing as sweet as having a newborn in your home. What precious little gifts they are from our Heavenly Father. I am so excited for you guys. She is absolutely beautiful.

P.S. I am assuming that even the "BIG" boys are off limits for now as well! You are just too funny ;)

Joe and Amy said...

She's beautiful! What a sweet little features she has. Enjoy!

Todd, Janelle & Sydney said...

She is precious! Congrats! That is awesome that Jack has taken to her so fast! It makes me so much more anxious to have my baby girl now!!

The Steenhoek Clan said...

Congrats...she looks beautiful. Eight pounds is a bit easier than those big boys we had, don't you think? Hope labor, etc. went well.

Emily P. said...

Congratulations!! I'm so glad she's here and hooray for an 8 pounder! She is absolutely precious and how sweet that Jack is being such a great brother. Can't wait to meet her!

Melissa said...

What a beauty!!! I'm glad everything went well. Congrats on the addition. Jack looks so in love. AHHHHHH!

ashleyboice said...

congrats...congrats. She is beautiful.

summer said...

Yeah!!! I can't believe she is here!! She is gorgeous!!! I am so happy for you and glad that everything went well! Jack looks pretty cute as a big bro!

Marie - Mother of the Bird Nest said...

Congratulations Ali and Troy! I am so delighted for you that everything went so perfectly well. Lucy definitely fits into your family. Wish I was your neighbor. Miss ya!

Ben and Shara said...

Congrats. I can't wait for more pictures of her. She is beautiful!

The Close's Place said...

What a pretty baby!! So my little Leah is 2 weeks old and April just had her little girl on the 6th. Small world huh? Found you through Kelly's blog.
Love the pictures!!! Take care and may you get more sleep that I have :)

Stacy Swift/Goodnow (not sure which you would know me by)

jayniemoon said...

Everyday I think, "I wonder if Ali has had that baby yet." Well today I'm finally getting a chance to check a few blogs and lo and behold she is 10 days old! What a beautiful doll she is Al! Congratulations--she's a lucky girl to come to you! I'm lucky to share a name with her--even spelled like me!--what an honor!