Monday, May 18, 2009


I got to see and hold my new niece for the first time today!! Claire Penelope Redman was born last Tuesday, May 12th - 8 lbs. 15 oz. and 21 inches. She had alot of trouble breathing on her own, so they ended up taking her to the NICU and testing her for infections. They only allowed parents and grandparents in there, so I didn't even get to see her until today. My brother and sister-in-law stopped by on their way home and I got to hold that sweet, precious baby. I forgot what it's like to hold a newborn. Even though she was a good sized baby, she was still so incredibly tiny!

Calvin was really excited to hold her as well. He's been talking about holding her since last week. It was sweet, especially when he leaned over to me and said "I just love this baby".

Luke, on the other hand, wasn't really too sure what to do. He got up from his nap, and there she was. My mom asked him if he wanted to kiss her cheek and he was quick to reply "Nope". Here he is, checking her out. He's been the baby of the family for two years now, so I'm sure he will have some issues.

Welcome to the family Claire. I'm sure I will be your favorite aunt. We love you!


Leah said...

Beautiful! She looks a lot like Salla did as a newborn (except Salla had more girth, believe it or not:) Congratulations Stephanie!

Boagie (Janice) said...

Congrats on your beautiful niece. Loved the pic of her & Calvin.
Makes you itchy to have that 3rd one?!?! Enjoy her.

Tracy said...

Awww! She's cute!

I held my friend's baby for about 3 minutes the other day and Zachary screamed NOOOOOOOO the entire time. Guess he's not ready for #3 yet either!