Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Weight Check

I took Haley in for her weight check on Monday, January 24. Her weight was up to 7 pounds 12 ounces - a gain of six ounces in only four days!

After the weight check, Haley and I stopped in at Punch to visit daddy at work before going to pick up Ridley. Haley slept through the whole visit :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

First Pediatric Check and a Sweet Big Brother

On Thursday, January 20, I took Haley in for her first pediatric check-up. She was again declared beautiful and perfect. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and they measured her at 20 and 1/2 inches. According to the doctor's office, that places her in the 50th percentile for weight and the 90th for height. She takes after her mom, dad, and brother. We will be going back to the pediatrician's office in a few days just to chck her weight so that they can make sure it is going back up. (It is normal for babies to lose some of their body weight after they are born). 

Ridley LOVES his sister!

Now that we have had both kids home for a few days, it is easy to see that Ridley adores his little sister. He has asked to hold her a couple times, which he does with help from mommy, and he also kisses her head. He has been very gentle with her. He seems so big now in comparison though!

Holding Haley with help from mommy

We are all doing well, and feeling grateful that other than her first night at home, Haley seems to be a pretty good sleeper! We are so lucky to have such wonderful kids :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Haley Clare Holland

Our daughter, Haley Clare Holland, was born Sunday, January 16, at 8:48 p.m. She weighs 7 pounds, 15 ounces and is 20 and 1/4 inches tall.

She was born at St. John's Hospital in Maplewood, MN, with help from Dr. Kohls (of Partners OB/GYN), daddy, Auntie Leann, and a fabulous team of nurses. Josh's cousin Brett (who is a family practice resident at St. Johns) came to see her the morning of January 17 to do her initial pediatric check. She is perfectly healthy and beautiful.

photo by Stefany Janish

Haley had several visitors to see her in the hospital. Uncle Robin and Aunt Nora were in town from St. Louis, so they got to see Haley the night she was born before they left the morning of January 17. Grandpa Jeff and Nana also came to see Haley the night of her birth, as did Auntie Stacey, Grandma Heidi and Grandpa Steve.

The next day (Monday) we had visits from both sets of Grandparents, the Janish family, Leann and Lara, Steph Salek, and Josh's Aunt Jenny. Tuesday morning Haley and I got clearance from our respective doctors and got to go home! Ridley was out in Stillwater with Grandpa Jeff and Nana for the day, so we had some time to settle in before Ridley met his sister for the first time. He did very well when he got home and met her, and we hope that will continue!