|First nurse is an iron man triathlete|
|Anne Marie had her baby on the same day|
Grammy came out for several days
|Taken by the babysitter: The announcement that the baby was a girl. Priceless.|
Everyone always says, "Let me know what I can do to help." It's a nice thing to say but hardly anyone ever speaks up. Except me. I texted Devin and said, "Hey Devin. The baby's here. Will you get me a homestyle chicken sandwich from Jack in the Box?" And he did! Nice.
|7 lbs 10 oz.|
Heidi is bouncing back pretty fast. The boys, although they are smiling in these photos, are either neutral or lukewarm. Parker generally likes the baby but doesn't know how to be gentle. He likes to smother her. Kira is the most excited at finally having a sister. Her demeanor is okay. She doesn't seem to be as fussy as Parker was at that age, but there's still a lot of maintenance that you forget about. I haven't been able to stay awake for a single episode of our show since she arrived. Fortunately, Heidi does most of the work. There's not that much that I can do since she's nursing.
We named her Hanna Ruth for several reasons. Heidi's mom, Jacquie's, middle name is Hanna and Jacquie's mom was named Ruth Hanna; Hanna being her maiden name. Jacquie and Walt's anniversary was 8/22, the day Hanna was born. I wanted to do the palindromic spelling, Hannah, but Heidi wanted to retain the familial spelling.
Six kids. Wow. Okay, bye.