It has been a long couple of days for us here in Austin, but I finally had a chance to sit down and write an “official” baby post for our new daughter:
Genevieve Elise Crouch was born Thursday morning, April 9th, at 1:42am. She weighed 9 lbs, 11 oz., and was exactly 22 inches long. Needless to say, I think she is drop-dead gorgeous.
My wife’s labor started around 5pm on Wednesday afternoon and we went to the hospital at 10:45pm, so we were there less than three hours before we welcomed our latest family member! Here’s a little soundtrack music as you check out the pics: http://blip.fm/profile/jasoncrouch/blip/6939047
One reason for the faster labor was the fact that Genevieve kicked during a contraction and broke Pam’s water! I guess she was anxious to get here and meet us.
Pam is truly my hero – this is her fourth natural delivery (i.e. no epidural, no drugs, etc.). She is a strong woman! Frankly, she already looks about like she did before she got pregnant!
To those of you who saw my brief updates on Twitter and Facebook, I really appreciate all of the well wishes that we received. In fact, I was overwhelmed by the response. Thank you so much.
Last night, our 3-year old daughter, Abby, spiked a fever of over 103 degrees, so I had to take her to the pediatrician today. Please pray that the new baby will not get sick, since the fever may be viral in nature. Abby has started on antibiotics as a precaution.
Abby is REALLY looking forward to having a baby sister. She has been walking around all day saying, “My baby’s name is Jenny.” She loves the baby so much that it is tangible. I still get overwhelmed to think that we helped make a whole new person.
I hope you enjoy the pictures! We will be bringing mom and baby home tomorrow around mid-day. We plan to call Genevieve “Jenny” for now, since we thought Genevieve was the kind of name that you kind of have to grow into over time. Abby’s full name is actually Abrielle, for those of you who didn’t already know.
Thanks again for your prayers and gifts! I look forward to lots of great updates and photos here in the upcoming months.
Aleah (8 years old) holding Jenny
My mom, Aleah (8), Abby (3), and Genevieve
Happy, Beautiful and Tired Mom!