July 7, 2009-It feels like just yesterday. We pulled up to the hospital at 8:00 am in nervous anticipation. Up the elevator we went, to the maternity floor where Sissy got us checked-in and settled into the room where we would spend the next few days. My c-section was scheduled for 10:00 am and I was so excited I could barely contain myself. In just a couple of hours, I would be meeting my baby girl! Family started filtering in as we axiously awaited our new baby's arrival! The boys were getting antsy and so was I, as all of those IV fluids ran through my body! The minutes went by and soon turned into hours. We learned that my doctor had been called to Ashley, the patient down the hall, to deliver her baby girl! Since my delivery was a c-section, I was just gonna have to wait! Finally, Evelyn was born at 11:50 am, to Aerosmith's "Pink," a perfectly fitting song! Sissy got to be in the OR for the whole thing and even got to "catch" Evy! How awesome is that?! Our precious girl weighed in at 6 lb 8 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. Brandon left my side to be with her as the nurses cleaned her up and checked her out. Evelyn was having a little trouble breathing, so I only got a brief look at her before they wisked her away. I remember so clearly, though, how beautiful she was! Brandon exclaimed, "She's pink! She got my coloring!" Both of the boys came out practically with a tan, but not Evelyn! She was completely different: blonde-haired, blue-eyed, and fair-skinned!!! I kept joking, "Are you sure this is my baby?" Of course, she still resembled the boys. They are all so beautiful, if I do say so, but I am partial! Check out Kasey's blog for more on Evy's birth day! Here are a few more photos from Evelyn's birth.
A family of five! Proud big brothers!
Proud Grandparents and Sissy (aka Mommy #2) Meeting Nana and Papa Platt Some visitors