Saturday, November 20, 2010

She's Here!

Lily Ann Stephenson
November 19th at 3:09pm
6 lbs. 15 oz.
We are so happy that she is here and doing just great. We chose to induce her a week early because that's what we did with Maggie and it went really well, so luckily this labor and delivery went really well again! All I can say is thank goodness for epidurals, so amazing!

We were surprised to learn right after her birth that she has one clubbed foot. With the technology and treatment available today we know she will be just fine. It was really amazing reading online about clubbed feet this morning and learning that both Kristi Yamaguchi and Mia Hamm had clubbed feet! I still remember watching Kristi's flawless Olympic performance. Her parents put her in ice skating when she was young for physical therapy. Everyone says, if you live in Idaho you have to pick up a winter sport so you have something to look forward to when winter comes. I guess we'll just start ice skating and maybe you'll see Lily in the 2026 Olympics!
Some of Lily's first visitors... Aunt Melissa and Uncle Jeff. What a blessing it is to have them so close. We sure will miss them when they both graduate in the spring.
And one more sweet picture with big brother. Big sister Maggie loved on her too, more pictures to come.


Amy said...

What a doll! I love those little lips. Congratulations!

Lauri said...

She is beautiful and I love her name! Congratulations to you guys! :) Hope you are able to rest and enjoy that sweet baby girl!!

Kara and Chant said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! Love the name Lily. Glad you are both doing well!

Koreena said...

She's absolutely gorgeous, and I love the name! So interesting that those athletes each had a clubbed foot, I had no idea.

Jenny said...

She's so So cute! I love her! I hope you are doing so good and adjusting to your life at home.

Summer said...

Congrats! She is sweetie! Glad everything was problem-free. (:

Shannon said...

Oh man, congratulations. So beautiful! Yeah, so glad everything went well.
Isn't it amazing the technology out there? And the info? I'm sure she is going to grow up and be the fastest, most graceful runner EVER!

Melissa said...

Oh Rachel, she is absolutely beautiful! I love that picture of Lilly and Benj. I hope I can meet her soon. Miss you guys.