Friday, August 15, 2008


Shelby Grace!
Born just two days after our computer decided to inconveniently crash and leave us without any means of sharing pictures, this little girl made her entrance into the world almost three weeks early, after what amounted to a seamless and amazingly uncomplicated induction.

We're all doing fine, and you wouldn't know that we just added a sixth child to our brood if you were to analyze the activity levels in our household--little Shelby slid right into family life without even the slightest speedbump! It's true, the more you have, the easier it gets. Truly. Although we do still laugh that we have to go through the step-by-step Newborn Care 101 quick-course every time we're discharged from the hospital. This time, it was a six-month-pregnant 23-year-old first-time-mom nurse giving the intro for us. Somehow that made it even funnier!

I'm sure that after tomorrow, I'll have, oh.......a dozen or two pictures to add with Shelby's oldest sibling in his crisp, shiny, new Army duds after Jon comes home from basic training, but for now, I'll just share what I do have--little snapshots into our life as it is, right now.


Dawn said...

Awwww congratulations Kris and family!!!!
She is just beautiful!!!
And like you said, she seems to fit right on in.

I can imagine you sitting there listening to this 23 yr. old nurse mom to be telling you how to take care of your newborn...hee hee. You should be the one giving her advice. :-)

Cant wait to see more pictures!!!


Qtpies7 said...

Aww! She is so cute! And she does have a piece of each sister in her.
I can't wait to see pics of Jon! Let me know how different it is to have an adult son on his own. I can hardly wait, but I'm also sad.

(he probably didn't think I was sad when I did the happy song and dance today that I don't have to buy him school supplies or clothing ever again!)

Becky said...

So sweet! Congrats!

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