Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Welcome home, Tess!










She's finally here! Tess Amelia Haynes was born Thursday May 28th at 7:47 a.m. She weighed a whopping 6 lbs. 11 oz. and was 19 inches long. What a GIANT! In case you can't tell from the pictures, our little Tess was born with a little spot in her lip for her to put her Slurpie straw. We found out about a week before the c-section was scheduled that Tess might be born with a cleft lip. We were very fortunate-- Tess was born with her palate intact and only a very mild (is that the right word?) cleft lip. Surprisingly, my other kids haven't even asked about Tess's lip. Macey was more disturbed by her umbilical cord. I caught baby DJ trying to squish her top lip together yesterday. I just said, "Chancho, if you squish her lip together, how will she drink her Slurpies?"

Tess has been such a sweet, EASY baby. I have totally fallen in love with her. And who would've thought I would have such a teensy little baby? Macey brought Tess her toy duckie at the hospital because, "Tess doesn't have any toys yet," and the thing was bigger than Tess (not that that's saying much-- I've seen bananas bigger that Tess).

7 comments:

Jewels said...

Congrats! She is absolutely beautiful...I can't wait to get my hands on her!

emily said...

what a little angel, she's a doll, so cute!:) did i already say I LOVE the name tess! oh i love it! so how is it with 4?!?! hope it is all going well for ya:)

Kathy said...

Congratulations! Beautiful name and a beautiful little girl. Thank goodness she is healthy & happy!

Carrie said...

She's beautiful, Congratulations! You have gorgeous babies, keep em coming! And 6lbs...lucky!

Roth Family said...

Congrats on your beautiful baby! I hope it is going okay with 4?! And you even got a little baby. (If I remember right, the others were a lot bigger than 6 lbs. correct?) Good luck:)

Anne said...

Awww- sweet baby Tess! Baby DJ is a such a card!

danielandjamaica said...

Holy Cow. I just saw you not so long ago and could tell you were pregnant, but seriously didn't look THAT pregnant. I guess she is pretty tiny though! Congradulations!