Thursday, August 17, 2006

There's a New Girl in Town

Here’s the quick version, as I know everyone has been waiting patiently all week. We’ll fill you in on the finer details soon.

Our beautiful baby girl arrived a bit past schedule, but is here now and is quite perfect!
Amelia Jean Lowry joined our family at 1:48 am Tuesday, August 15. Forget the 33rd percentile she was supposed to be in, as she weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 21 1/2 inches long. All three of us are exhausted from a near 36 hour labor and then an emergency c-section. She didn't like the long labor and started to stress out. Then she wasn't born a moment too soon, as we both had a fever. Now she's got a cool blue light bed to help her battle jaundice.

But in spite of it all, she's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen and we’re taking her home today, Thursday, August 17. We even get to take with us her space-age blue light bed and a nurse!!! Actually, the nurse will visit our home once per day until the jaundice is gone.

Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers throughout the week.

Gene, Kirsten, & Amelia


Kara said...

Wow Gene and Kirsten! What a beautiful baby girl! And, the name Amelia Jean is fantastic!!!

We are so HAPPY for you all!!!

We can't wait to meet your newest addition to the family! Congratulations!!!!! Kara and Todd

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all 3 of you! I am so happy for you guys! She is beautiful and I love her name!


JJSM said...

She's beautiful! We're thrilled for you guys. Love the Dr. Seuss hat! Not surprisingly, I think her name is perfect! Look forward to seeing her (& you guys) in person.

Jean & Mark

Sherry said...

She is beautiful and I agree the name is wonderful! Take care and hope to have a visit from you soon.

Heidi said...

Hooray!!!! What a Beauty - love the name & the pictures are wonderful. You'll have to give us the full story when you get a little more rested. All of our love & CONGRATULATIONS!!! Heidi, Shannon, Chance & Emma

Jody Peters said...

What a beauty! Welcome, little Amelia Jean. And congratulations to the bursting-with-joy Mommy and Daddy! Meet you at the chickens in September!

Regan said...

What a precious baby. I too love the name. Congrats to you both! I hope to see her before she gets too big. Regan

Eric & Tonya Olsen said...

Kirsten and Gene,

What a wonderful ending to a new beginning. We wish all of you the best in starting your new family. Amelia is a beautiful baby and I can see why both of you are so proud of her. I hope everyone gets healthy real soon. When everybody is good and rested, please tell us "the rest of the story". God bless to all of you. Eric & Tonya

Anonymous said...

Way Cool! Thanks to the Anderson/Bogatzki clan I just heard the news. I kept checking and checking and then I slack and see what happens?!

Way to go you two, now three.

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet little bundle!
C-section babies have great complexions too!
We are so happy for you "three"!!!
God is good!
Sherrie B.

Scott Brewer said...

Gene & Kirsten:

What a beautiful baby. All 3 of you look fantastic. I'm thrilled for you.

I'm praying that God give you grace and wisdom as you launch into your parenting.