Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Paisley Kate is Here!

 I would love to announce the birth of 

Paisley Kate Patterson
February 24, 2011
8:18 am
7 pounds, 8 ounces
19 inches long
 Paisley had a FULL head of dark hair and came out looking just like her big sister Jillian did.  We instantly fell in love with this precious girl and she, along with her two big sisters, has kept us very busy over the last month.  This might explain why I am just now announcing her birth even though she will be 4 weeks old tomorrow!  How can that be!!!! 

Now, let me fill you in on our story of Paisley's arrival.  We had to be at the hospital early on thursday morning.  I was so nervous this time...even though this was my third c-section!  Everything went just fine though and out came baby girl at 8:18!   She came out fighting and screaming...not a good sign!  :)  She did have just a small issue breathing, so they took her and Seth away to the nursery and left me alone in that big operating room.  I didn't know what was wrong as I lay there getting the rest of my surgery...and of course I was only thinking the worst as the next 30 minutes went by.  Everything was fine though, and the baby was 100% healthy!  That screaming I told you about, has not gone away though.  All of the nurses were laughing at how opinionated and loud this little baby was when she was not happy.  GREAT...3 loud and opinionated girls!  Where is my laid back one?????

Jules turned out to be NOT so healthy that week.  She came into my room to see me after the baby was born, and as she is walking towards me, she throws up everywhere!  She spent the rest of the week sick and had to miss out on most of the hospital fun.  This is fitting since Jillian got rotavirus right as Jules was being born!  I don't know what it is about my girls, but I am guessing they don't want to share the spotlight!  Jules did tell me on her way out of my hospital room, "Good Job Mom!" and gave me the thumbs up!  What a sweet girl!

The hospital where I deliver has this suite that you can rent while you are there. It comes with several ammenties, the most important being a sitting area with big screen TV for all visiting guests.  Well, my Dad decided at the last minute to upgrade us as a treat!  It was the nicest hospital room EVER and provided plently of space for all of our visitors along with plenty of privacy for me whenever I needed to nurse the baby!  Seth and I enjoyed the suite so much, that I really did not want to check out!  I could have lived there.  I will post some pictures soon of our digs!  Thanks Papaw for hooking us up!  

Anyway, here are just a few pictures of our little family at the hospital.  I will try and catch myself up on here in case anyone still reads about us! 

My mom threw a Pre-Partum Paisley Party the night before her arrival for all of the family.  Here is the cake that we shared.  Yes, I am very swollen and pregnant.  That is the only time I will warn you/mention my appearance in this blog...I promise! 

The last picture of our family of four!

The girls are SOOOOO excited for baby sister to come!

Here is Seth and I in the operating room.  We didn't get the cute picture of the three of us because they had to take Paisley quickly after she was born to help her breath a little.  She was fine, but we didn't get the picture that I love!

Here she is looking chubby at 7 1/2 pounds!
She is such a skinny-looking girl now!

Look at all that hair!  I do NOT know how us two blondes create these babies with tons of hair!

Seth showing off the baby to their sisters!

I FINALLY got to hold the baby after a few hours in the nursery! 

Isn't she sweet!

Jillian LOVES her new sister!

Jules is so proud to be the big sister finally...and not just the little sister anymore!

Me and my baby girl!

Such an angel!

Jillian just can't get enough of her sister!

This is the first picture of all three!  Of course, Jules isn't feeling well, their hair is a mess, and no one is in matching clothes!  But, I guess that is real life, huh?

My little girl NOT feeling well!  Sad!

Sweet sweet baby!  Isn't she adorable?

She is VERY alert!  Have I mentioned that ALL of my babies hold their heads up in the hospital and look around?  I swear they are nosy just like their mama!

First headband!

Sweet sisters ready to take their baby home!


Jessica said...

She is precious! I love all that hair! You have 3 beautiful girls! I know you are proud! Congratulations!!

Team Dale said...

Finally! Seriously I was about to get in my car, drive up to DALLAS and knock on your DOOR! (only slightly kidding...) She is SO ADORABLE! LOVE THAT HAIR! Oh my goodness she does look alert! Thank you for ALL THE PICTURES and dialog! I feel like I was there now! I will stop all the calls!! Congratulations on your precious 3rd little girl...seeing her makes me wants number four!!

The Sweet Life said...

She is soo precious. I love Jules and Jillian's big sister shirts. Congrats on a healthy baby girl. Can't wait to see more pics.

Notsopc said...

She is one of the prettiest babies I have seen. and you got to put a bow in her hair.. Two kids, five grandchildren and none of the had much hair.. Beautiful family you have.. Oh I have three grandsons!!!

Mindy said...

She is just the cutest thing ever! I love all that hair-and she is already rockin it with those headbands!!! I am just so happy for you B-and you whole little family -well kind of big family now! :)I hope you are feeling good and spoiling Paisley like crazy. Thanks for sending me the pics, I love seeing updates on your fam. Congrats girl-you deserve it. LOve u!

The Mom said...

She is beautiful just like your other two! We are so happy for you.

April Jackson said...

I have been waiting for this post for a month now. I love following your blog. Now that I have two girls, you give me a lot of advice on things! Paisley is adorable!

lauren said...

Congrats on your third beautiful girl!!! She is a beautiful baby! Hope all is well!

Jennie said...

Congratulations! You have a beautiful family! By the way, I found your blog through a friend. I love reading about your precious girls. I have two boys of my own. :)

The Hoerman's said...

Oh my goodness she is so precious!! Seriously how skinny is she now! Love the dark thick hair!! Can't wait to see yall again soon!!

annalee said...

oh my preciousness! she is adorable. so happy your third sweet girl is here!!