Thursday, June 5, 2008

Once, twice, three times an Auntie!

I am a new aunt! For the third time, that is. It gives me immense pleasure & joy to announce the birth of our newest family member, Miss Helen Katherine Sanders. (Baby Helen's named after her great-grandmother, whom our girls affectionately call "GeGe.")


June 5, 2008, 1:03 pm, 6 lbs, 1 oz, 18 3/4 inches!

Here's the Sanders family (minus Big Sister Eliza--the OR is no place for a 19 month old, y'all!) looking amazingly well considering Mandy's innards are still hanging out on the other side of the drape. Robbie sent a picture of Helen actually being taken from her mommy's stomach, and I want everyone to know here and now: Helen's Uncle June refused to look! Yes, the doctor averted his eyes, oh Lord. Libbey and I got a good look, proclaimed it "awesome," and then patted ourselves on the back for remaining completely nonplussed about the entire thing. Obviously she gets her stoicism from me.

Mandy, Helen (sopreciousIjustwannakissherallover), and Robbie.


When Caroline woke from her nap at 3:00 I said to her, "Guess what? Baby Helen's here--Lizee is a big sister now! Whaddya think?" Her reply, I swear, was, "Ooooooh, that's good. I wanna see her. We go to Liza's house?" ADORABLE. With a spoon.


Sweet Helen, I want you to know we are so excited you're here (and a girl, and early, just as Aunt Lula predicted--we start playing the lottery today!) and can't wait to see you, hold you, and smother you with kisses. And because I love you bunches, I'll refrain from posting that particular picture in which your brand new tootie & all its glory can be easily seen. I have zero desire for any of our 4 girls to begin a career in internet porn, at any age. Just so you know.



We love you, sweet girl! Welcome to our world! Call us soon so we can chat and stuff...we know you'll have lots to say.

20 comments:

Heather said...

She is SUCH a pretty newborn and I love her name. Congratulations, Auntie Lula!

Kim said...

What a sweetie! And she has quite a bit of hair! I know you can't wait to hold that precious little girl!

insane mama said...

She is very, very pretty, and I'm not just saying that, usually babies come out all weird looking, maybe it's becasue of the c- section that she looks BEAUTIFUL!
Congrats auntie

Vicki @ notsosahm.wordpress.com said...

Oh how sweet!!! I know you're dying to get to her. Are you going this weekend?

Melissa said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful! C-Sections always seem to render prettier newborns!

Sarah Pomerleau said...

Beautiful...precious...sweet...miracle! OH there is nothing like a newborn! Congratulations to you! I can't wait to be an auntie again (my sister is due in Oct...YEAH!!)

leezee52 said...

Congrats on being an Auntie again....such a beautiful little girl!!!!

Carrie said...

Mandy looks great for just having that pulled out of her!

Kelly said...

congratulations, she's adorable!

Stephanie said...

What a beauty!! Congrats to the new aunt and cousins!

Kat said...

She is just beautiful! Do you just have nieces? How are you feeling?

Lula! said...

Kat--no--1 nephew who's 10 (belongs to my brother) and my sister-in-law's 2 girls. But my in-law have only girls...4 granddaughters as of yesterday. We are sharing the girl power around here!

And I am feeling better, thanks--I slept in a Benadryl-induced coma last night and it has made all the difference.

Mrs. R said...

Those C babies always come out lookin' good. Congrats girl, very exciting.

I had to change my blog address, so please change my link on your blogroll to:

Mrs. R
http://therfamilydiaries.blogspot.com

Got to get my last name off of it.

Thank you.

Lula! said...

Carrie--I called Mandy at the hospital to relay your commment. She needed to hear of her great post-delivery beauty, lemme tell ya. But let me let everyone in on a secret: I hate Mandy. She is almost 6 feet tall, eats whatever she wants, and weighs about 85 pounds. Ok, I'm exaggerating on her weight, but not by much. But she's one of those leggy beauties puts my dumpy stumps to shame. Hence my hate. No--I totally love her. She's the sister I never had.

scargosun said...

Such a cutie! Her hair color is so pretty too. I love Caroline's reaction. "I wanna see her!"

Lisa L said...
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Lisa L said...

Congratulations to the whole family Lula! I have just found your blog through Lisa (Raising Mo') and love your writing!

Debbie said...

Wow...That picture of the whole family is gorgeous! Your SIL doesn't look like she just had a baby and the baby doesn't look all oogy--threw that in for ya---she is beautiful...Congratulations!

Kim said...

Four granddaughters! Wow! That is great! And I am speaking from experience!

Danielle said...

Oh! So precious!

{Whining} I want one!!