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.

33 comments:

Lisa -- said...

Congratulations Brooke and family! She is so precious. By the way, love your hair... I think it was worth the $$; you look gorgeous!

Maria said...

Yay!! I've been waiting for more pictures. I'm so glad it all worked out! Congratulations again. She is beautiful!

Mel Stephens said...

Congrats Brooke! She is beautiful!! I'm so glad your mom got there in time.

Bailey said...

She is so precious. Congratulations. You look pretty dang good for just giving birth!

Heather said...

She is beautiful! When we saw Lindsey's post, we were worried that your Mom didn't make it. That sure was cutting it close. Since Mel and family have been living with me, I've enjoyed having a good "fetcher" around, aka Lauren. Bradley has grown out of that, but Lauren loves to help. It's so sweet to watch siblings reaction when a new baby comes.

Tanya said...

I love, love, love that first pic of Paisley and am always amazed at how amazing you look after having babies... I had a blast holding the baby and maybe i'm ready now :)

Pam said...

congrats brooke, she's beautiful! you look great and i love your hair! what a sweet big bro luke is.

Sara Jane said...

Congratulations Brooke! Glad it all turned out okay and that the kids are loving their new sister.

Amber said...

Brooke, you look AMAZING!!!

I'm so glad Paisley is here. Early is GOOD. I can't believe you had to share a room though. I'm sure that was "fun". Must have been something in the water cuz everyone had their babies at the same time.

I'll see you soon. I'm bringing dinner over tomorrow night. I'll call you.

CONGRATS!!!

Laura said...

Congrats!! what a beautiful baby girl. and seriously...why do you look so dang cute in the hospital?

Lindsey said...

So so great picts. Made me cry how cute she is. And you look so dang pretty!! Sorry a sleepless night the first night home! Baylie is cracking me up with her comments. Take it easy and try to let the helpers do the work. Hopefully her night schedule will switch around soon. xo

christy said...

congrats!!! glad your mom made it in time.

brandon said...

i like your haircut and think she's cute. oh yeah congrats big momma! get it, very glad things went well.

Arianne said...

This is so great Brooke! I love following your family adventures through your blog. I haven't had a chance to chat with you much at the girl outings, but through your blog, I feel as if I know you! :)

I love the comment by your little girl Darby! I can't wait to babysit to meet those cute kids of yours! (hint, hint!)

Nash said...

YOU look fantastic!
congratulations!

Amy Kennedy said...

She is beautiful Brooke and so are you-seriously you do not look like just birthed a baby-so happy for your new family of 6-WOW! Congratulations!!

The Ringmaster said...

You and Miss Paisley look absolutely adorable! What is your secret for looking so great so soon after giving birth???

gina said...

Congratulations!!! Yay to finally have her here! She is beautiful! Loved the "she smell like dog food comment" good thing for blogs to document those kinds of funny comments! Hope you feel well soon and get lots of sleep!

cori said...

she is a doll.

thank you for sharing.

i can't wait to hold her and smell her. hahaha. your kids crack me up!

we are so happy for you! so glad your mama is there too!

love ya!

Amber said...

Congrats! She is precious and you look too good in that picture to have just had a baby! That's part of being an Evan's girl though I guess :)

Hicks Family said...

That is awesome...What a joy to have her join your family - such a true blessing. I'm praying for all of your family as you adjust to your newest addition.
You look awesome - the picture of you holding Paisley is amazing! Congrats.
with love...

Brandi Bartee said...

Your hair is precious Brooke and congratulations. Paisley is beautiful and you look like such a trooper. Great Post!!!!

English Garden said...

you look soooo dang good in that picture with you and Paisley, I can't wait to come up and meet her.

Beth said...

Congrats - she is perfect. I can't wait to hold her.

Renee said...

She's beautiful! And so is her mamma! Wish I was there to meet her. I will call you soon.

Claire said...

Congratulations! Beautiful! Love the name!

Manda Mae said...

congrats... you look great for just having a baby! and i love the ruffled buns too!

Mrs. Anderson said...

How exciting and you look gorgeous. And I just love your make-up debrief... so true and so hilarious! Congrats and here's to your speedy recovery - hopefully!

Amy Y said...

She is beautiful! I love the picture of you holding her..you look great! Congrats.

Sarah said...

7 pounds and 7 ounces, huh? That's exactly how much Clementine weighed. And Clementine is my smallest baby. Oh, and you're really not supposed to look that good after having a baby. I should post the pictures of me. I look like I got hit by a truck. They are awful! But I will try and remember your rule of LOTS of make-up before future picture taking with future baby births. And now I will sound like everybody else --- congratulations! Paisley is a pretty baby. And I mean that. And how are you so fast and able to post pictures up of the babe with siblings. I am so slow!!! Ha!

alison said...

YAY for Pictures!! Paisley is beautiful. We're so happy she's here. I love all the haircuts in your fam. Yours is especially cute. And despite the disclaimer you wrote...you do look AMAZING. With or without make-up...you're gorgeous!

the happy thomas family said...

congratulations! she is lovely!

Becky said...

Girl you had me crying with the make up rant....I LOVE YOU!! Too true, make up does wonders.