Thursday, February 22, 2007

A Family Blessing

Heidi Barbara was born to my sister, Donielle, and her husband on Saturday, February 17. She weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces and is 20 inches long. We received the phone call from Donielle just five hours before Emma and I were scheduled to leave for Chicago to visit her family. It was perfect timing.

Heidi is gorgeous and is such a good baby. I got off the hook pretty easily. I had very little middle of the night duty with Heidi. Unfortunately, Sophia, the new big sister, was sick. I was happy to be able to take care of her in the night. It was good bonding time for the two of us.

I don't want to take away from Heidi with more about the trip in this post. Still, I just had to publish this picture, too. It's Emma with the Chicago skyline as a backdrop. I don't know why, but I just love it!



More tales from Chi Town to come...

4 comments:

the quists said...

Wow, she is just adorable! I'm so glad to hear she is a good baby too! Tell them congrats from an old friend ok? :)
Oh, and I agree, I love the pic with Emma!

Jenny said...

What a beauty! I'm so glad that she arrived safely. Trista told me that you were going to meet your new neice. We were thinking about you while on our scrapbook weekend. I'm glad everything worked out timing wise!!

Trista said...

What a cute girl! And so alert! I think Heidi looks more like Donielle than Sophia does. I'm glad the timing of the trip worked out well for you and Emma, to meet your new niece/cousin!

kim.kim said...

Congratulations Aunty Jen. And Emma looks cute in that photo too.