Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Forgacs Family of FOUR!

Introducing Harper Ann Forgacs!
Born Friday, July 15th - 7:57 AM - St. Joseph's Hospital
8 pounds - 4 ounces - 20 inches


So, Shyla is officially a BIG SISTER!

She came to the hospital on Friday evening to meet Harper. Even though Grandma had brought her snacks, she insisted on stealing my dinner roll....but then she tried to share it with Harper which was super cute!

She didn't stay very long, but long enough to see this little baby we've been talking about for months and, of course, long enough to give kisses.

Since we've been home, she's been pretty good. She doesn't understand why Mommy can't pick her up and carry her around like I've always done.

Otherwise, I can already tell that these two girls will be just as close friends as Chelsea and me!


Let's start at the very beginning:

Stevie and I checked into the hospital at 5:30 AM, got prepped, and then walked to the OR at 7:30 AM.

Stevie had to wait in the "on deck" chair while I got the spinal and they got the OR totally ready.

At 7:57 AM they pulled this beautiful girl out! I got to see her right away and my first thought was that she looked like Shyla! Then she and Stevie had to go with the nurses to be weighed etc.

Finally, after the surgery was complete and I was in the recovery room I was able to hold my girl for the first time!

This is my OB Dr. Dunn. (Her full name is actually Dr. Kazemi-Dunn which prompted Big Steve to ask "What's a Kazemi?" when he saw her paperwork.) She is amazing! I have been going to her for 10 years now and she also delivered Shyla. I love how calm and funny she is, but it's obvious that she knows what she's doing (and LOVES it).

This is the first shot of the three of us. I was really pleased that I didn't swell-up with this pregnancy but as you can tell from the picture, the IV fluids really did a number on my face!

This is 2 days later and a little bit better, at least I had gotten to shower by this time!


As I have said many times, we are very blessed to have amazing friends and family! We had a lot of visitors over the next few days:

My mom, Grandma Palmer.

Grandpa Steve.

My sister, Auntie Chelsea (and updator extraordinare)

My dad, Grandpa Palmer (GGP)

Beth (and Sadie too!)

Lilly (Princess Lilly)

Cousin Anne

Cousin Ira (and Benny too!)


Shelley and Daniel






Erin (Girl) - who just happened to be in town from Oregon....coincidently she just happened to be in town when Shyla was born too! We are so lucky!

SIDE NOTE - Kim O'Hagan, Karen, and Erin actually came to the hospital twice! The first time we had a lovely visit but Stevie was hogging the baby the whole time so they came back the next day to get some good Harper time in!


Vanessa (due in November with her second son)

The Robs (but only Robin wanted to hold the baby...pretty sure that happened when Shyla was born too!)


A now, just a few more pictures of our brand new baby girl for you to enjoy. We are adjusting to life at home now, and loving each and every minute.


Chelsea said...

Ahh man! Great update, awesome pictures, and seriously beautiful family! I love you guys so much!!

Marisa said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures! What a beautiful baby girl and a beautiful family. I got goosebumps looking at all of the pictures! :-)

Natalie said...

Kendra, she is just beautiful. I am so glad everything went well and am sooooo looking forward to more pictures and stories.

I'm also interested in seeing what happens with that black hair over the next months/years. I was born with black hair, then it turned very red around 2 months and then finally went to a very, very translucent light blonde.

Your Mom said...

We are so blessed and over the moon happy!

Sassy said...

Such a beautiful baby girl and big sister! I can't believe how great you look too!
Enjoy these precious moments!

butterflymama said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys! Can't wait to meet her! :)

Erin = ) said...

Oh, Kendra, all the congrats in the world! I cannot WAIT to meet Harper Ann!