Thursday, January 31, 2013

Meet Florie!!!

Florence "Florie" Caroline was born January 24, at 1:23 p.m.  Super easy, wonderful delivery!!  She was 5 lbs 7 oz...a little squirt...and 19".  Florence is my great grandmothers name and Caroline was my middle name.  And I just think "Florie" is cute. 

Here is the last belly pic I took one week before I had her.  :)

Rhodes got strep throat the same day she was born so he couldn't come up to the hospital to meet her after she was born. 

My three girls!!!

So far things have been smooth.  It's been a week and there haven't been too many hiccups...yet.  I know there will be good weeks and hard weeks. 

Right now, we are just soaking up every little ounce of the newborn stage. 

Lots of people want to love on her and we take lots of turns holding her. 

Rhodes has been sweeter than I expected.  Always wants to know where "his baby" is.  He wants to pet her and constantly turn her bouncy seat on and off.  :)

We will have to get a better family picture soon.  Rhodes had just fallen and wasn't having it. 

So far the nights have gone really well.  We had one rough night.  Maybe my milk was trying to catch up to her, but she just wasn't settling.  Since then, I've been aiming for 8-10 feedings a day which means being purposeful about feeding her every 2 hours at the earliest and 3 hours at the latest during the day.  Even it it means waking her up.  And it sure does make the nights a little better.  On average I'm up 2x a night with 3-5 hour stretches. 

AND at 1 week old she was up to 5 lbs 15.1 oz!!!  Half a pound over birth weight!!  I was going to be happy to see birth weight at one week old, but was SUPER pleased at how much she has surpassed it.  Which goes back to why she needed to come out!  She obviously is doing better outside the womb than she was inside.  :)

We are so glad she is here and healthy!  We have received many congrats and well wishes and thank everyone for them!!  We are surely blessed!!!


  1. Congrats, she is adorable!! Enjoy your new bundle of joy! :)

  2. She is gorgeous! I love the name Florie!!!

  3. Congratulations! Sooo cute! Almost makes me want a fifth, too! Almost...

  4. Congratulations! She's sooo cute! Almost makes me want a fifth one, too! Almost...

  5. Congratulations! She's adorable and love all the pictures!

  6. So thrilled for you guys ... Florie is adorable, and you look amazing. :-) Many congratulations to all!

  7. Awwww, cute! It looks like you'll have a lot of extra help too. You know, when my grandparents were little 5-7 kids was typical. The reason they said it was easy was because all the children took care each other. I'm sure your have heard that, but just in case:) What a blessing. Congrats!

  8. Thanks for the link! Your daughter is precious. I love the picture with her eyes squeezed shut.


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