Sophie has arrived!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Sophie Grace Poulsen was born May 29, 2007 at 8:09 am! She was 6 lbs. 8 oz. and 20 and a half inches long. So far most of the pictures of her she is very sleepy because we are too tired to take pictures in the middle of the night when she is wide awake! Sydney was so excited to meet her. Thank goodness this labor and delivery was much easier than Sydney. Actually we only stayed one day at the hospital because the hospital we delivered at doesn't keep the babies overnight in the nursery. Since Mark and I had to stay up all night with Sophie...we just figured it would be easier to go home and go through that with more space at our house.

Sydney just got back from dance class and is helping out by holding Sophie. We think Sophie looks just like Sydney did when she was a baby. Although, Sophie doesn't look like she had such a rough time...because she didn't take nearly as long to come out.

Sophie likes to be bundled all tight like a burrito! When we got home from the hospital Mark went to the store and found this blanket made specially for swadling. It has a little pocket to tuck the baby into and velcro on the outside. We are not as good as the nurses at the hospital at wrapping Sophie up.

Here she is at home, sleeping of course because it is daytime. We give her a bottle about every 3 hours and then she usually goes right back to sleep. We're going to have to work on getting her to stay awake more during the day. She is doing really well with eating and digesting everything. It is such a difference from Sydney. Sydney had so much trouble with eating and was always spitting up all over everything. It is kind of nice for us.

When we got home, Sydney was just playing with all her toys and I guess she drew this picture on her sketch pad. She ran to show me her picture of her and Sophie. I thought it was very cute! We tried to get Sophie to wake up a bit this afternoon by putting her in the swing and Sydney sat beside her and kept singing little songs to her. Sophie only peeped open her eyes and then went back to sleep.

One last cute picture of Sydney holding Sophie...the first time Sydney came to visit. Thank you to all the family that helped watch Sydney. It was very nice to have Mark at the hospital the entire stay. He helped out so much last night. I know Sydney had fun "sleeping over". Hopefully soon we'll get some new pictures where Sophie is a bit more awake.

This was Memorial Day weekend when we were all just trying to relax a little bit before the baby came. Sydney and her Daddy are playing X-Box. At least Sydney likes to pretend she is playing with one of the controllers.


RobynandJoe May 31, 2007 at 11:01 AM  

She is SOOOOOOO CUTE! Mandy just had a baby about a month ago and they named her Sophie, funny. Her older girl, Emma is probably about Sydney's age, so you guys are on the same track with two girls! I'm glad the second delivery was easier than the first. Hopefully her schedule adjusts soon and she understands the difference between day and night! have two beautiful little girls!

Auralee June 2, 2007 at 4:31 PM  

Wow! Sydney and Sophie look like the cutest little sisters. That’s a beautiful name Sydney picked out too. I’ll have to come out and visit this fall after my summer semester is finished.

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