1.23.2011

Say Hello to Violet Adelaide

What a day. We arrived at the hospital at 9:00 am this morning to be induced. The roughest part came when Kristen passed out between having her water broken and the three attempts to stick the IV. But after going au natural with Eddie, she decided early on she wanted an epidural. Without going into the gory details, let's just she found this very different birthing experience to be luxurious, and was in good enough spirits that she was cracking jokes while she pushed.

Violet Adelaide Barton arrived at 2:53 pm, 20 inches long and weighing in at a robust 8 lbs 11 oz (she already has thigh rolls and a double chin). But the first thing everyone sees is the head full of dark, curly hair.

The scalp massage was definitely Violet's favorite part of her first bath.

Get this girl some styling product, stat.

There, that's better.

Violet extended an olive branch to her big brother by getting him a Doc Hudson car (it just came right out with the placenta, fully wrapped in Batman paper). Eddie enjoyed holding his baby sister, kissing her on the forehead, and stroking her diminutive facial features. We were even able to convince him to call her Violet instead of Morsel before the night was over.

We feel incredibly blessed to have this little girl, completely healthy and beautiful. Thank you for all the kind words and support.

22 comments:

ScottBoomer said...

Hello Violet and good bye listening to Kristen complaining about being pregnant!

kjtroxel said...

ohhhh she's so pretty! congrats! (way to go violet! smart move with the present for your big bro!)

brent said...

self-confessed blog stalker here...congrats to you, and a hearty welcome to Violet. Really happy for you and your family.

Ben said...

Congratulations you guys. Does this mean we'll be getting a Violet Spin-Off Showcase now?

Dave said...

We'll probably rebrand Eddie's Spin-Off Showcase to make room for Violet. How does "Eddie & Violet's Showcase Showdown" sound?

Christie said...

Congrats.. I love the hair and the chubbs.. reminds me of my babies. Can't wait to get there to see her in person!

The Cranney's said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. What a cutie and I have to say I love the name very much. I can't help but ask about Adelaide. Does it run in your family? My husband has always loved that name (He served in the Adelaide, Aust mission). Anyways, congrats again. Hope Eddie is enjoying his little present...well, both of them. :)What a cute big brother.

Alicia said...

She is very cute and I love that hair! Smart move with the car for Eddie, I hope he's adjusting to being a big brother and I hope you are doing well Krissy!

Cheeseboy said...

Very cool! Congrats to you, sir!

Amanda said...

Congrats! Look at that beautiful hair. She looks like her daddy. Enjoy your precious little girl.

Hali said...

I was still holding out for Hariane as a name but whatever!?! She looks so cute and just think Kristen, that all your hard work on bows will not have been in vain. Let us know when you get home so we can come and visit. (We thought that worked well when you did that for us.)

Heather Dayton said...

She is beautiful! I love her hair! I'm glad the birthing experience was a little better this time despite passing out. Congratulations!!!

Marci McDaniel said...

Cutie! Her profile kind of looks like Eddie. Good job Kristen!

Kristina Carter said...

She is gorgeous! Congrats. I love the black hair and I'm glad that she knew to use the batman paper.

kalista said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous! I love her dark hair, it's so pretty!

Liz said...

Way to go!! Congratulations!! Dear Violet- you took long enough to come that now your Mom probably needs a new pedicure!! What a beautiful baby!!

Mark and Shauna said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! Love that hair.

Erika said...

Wow that's a lot of hair. So cute!! Glad the experience was pleasant, that is why I will never go without an epidural. She's beautiful. Hopefully I'll get to meet her sometime soon. Congrats you two!

Hope said...

Oh she is so cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Violet. Congratulations you two. I hope all is well!

Heidi Wilcox said...

congrats again! 2 is definitely exciting.

Wendi said...

She is so so cute! You were right about the hair being something to comment about! It is impressive!

I can't believe your husband put your pregnancy pictures to a song about a whale.

Wendi (Potter)