Thursday, September 3, 2009
Miss Paisley Jo McCoy
To our surprise on September 1st....
our little girl Paisley arrived.
She weighed 7 lbs and 7 oz...was the secondest largest child of ours, beating Luke out by one ounce and was the earliest arrival at 11 days early.
She is also the first baby that came regardless of her mother's schedule which might be an indication of her personality.
She is the first McCoy to come without the help of her mother's scheming to get her here earlier...!
The verdict is still out which sister she more resembles, but she is a bit of her own especially with the least amount of hair except for Luke who sported an awesome old man's hair do. I keep calling her my 'bald baby' just to tease Jason.
Little Miss Paisley was arriving September 1st regardless of my unpacked bag or that it was a Tuesday in the middle night. We thankfully drove to the hospital in time to get an epidural (I was a 5 when we arrived), with special thanks to Amber for taking my kids early in the morning.
Our hospital experience was the most unusual yet with a shared room, 17 babies born that day and 6 in one hour! Sleeping there was a bit like camping and we left as soon as possible!
She might become the most over-stimulated baby with her doting and intrigued siblings hovering always around her. (Although Darby told me that Paisley smells like dog food) We are so glad she is healthy and she is finally here.
Luke is so excited when she gets to sleep in her room because he told me he is going to rub her cheek while she is asleep. He would hold her all day.
Darby has already been a good 'fetcher' and sister holder. Although at 6:30 a.m I had to stop her from opening our bedroom curtains because it had been a sleepless night.
Baylie plopped on the couch this morning and told me, "Bring me that baby!"
Jason is a champ dad helping in the night and already way better the baby whisperer than me as always...its a little sick. I'm recovering a bit slow, but will hopefully put to work my little 'helpers' for diaper grabbing at least. We were not quite so prepared for her arrival and our still dusting off our newborn skills.
Paisley must have bent on coming because she barely waited for her Nana to arrive... She was born less than two hours after she arrived at the hospital...fortunately she had already planned on coming to CA that day and smartly rented a car even though I tried to talk her out of it many times cause I thought it was not needed. Good thing she didn't listen to me or else she would have missed this special event. So she left Alabama at 5 a.m., arrived to LA at 10 a.m. and whipped to the hospital!
Paisley is already a trooper since she a pretty purple at birth, but now is her pretty pink color!
Jason and I were amused by my choice of attire this September 1 morning. Snazzy dresser.