Wednesday, January 7, 2009




It is with deep thankfulness that I can say God has done exceedingly abundantly above all that I asked or imagined. Thank you all so much for praying for us!




Alaina arrived after a mere six hours of easy and peaceful labor. She had no complications, pain medications weren't even tempting, and the roads were clear. :-) It's a good thing too, since she came much faster than I had imagined she would!



Kyle was a wonderful coach, taking care of me, talking me through, and especially encouraging me to push at the end, which was probably the hardest part. Well, either that or figuring out that I was actually in labor!



Alaina was 7lbs, 13oz and 20 inches long. She looks a lot like me as a baby, with my thick black hair and pink/red skin, but she has Kyle's toes and long eyelashes.


I'm being well cared for, progressing steadily, and loving every minute! Yes, even the night ones. ;-) What an amazing treasure she is!



Anonymous said...

She is such a pretty baby!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations you two! She is adorable and precious!
Wow! What an easy labor and delivery, compared to most! What a blessing!
Post pictures often. Babies change so much even in the first weeks!

The Dunns

Heather Paulsen said...

AWWWW!!! It's just an amazing time! They grow so fast. She is just too cute!

The Capp Crew said...

The pictures of Kyle holding little Alaina are so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! We have seen everyone holding the baby except a picture of the new little Phillips family of three! I love that first picture of the proud Mom and Pop! XO

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful.
Sherry Kane

Kristi said...

the pictures are darling, Gretchen! It has been so exciting to hear the news from Elli on Friday and talking with her on Monday as well and then seeing more pictures today from Becca. I am so glad they got to make it down yesterday to see you!

She is so precious!! You do need a picture of the three of you together! *smile*

I am glad the labor was so "easy and smooth" for you! What a blessing!

Can't wait to see more pictures! Take it easy! Blessings to you all!

agingrich said...

I keep reminding myself to rejoice with you that your labor was not difficult and not just wish that I could have a labor that's described as "easy" ;)


sethswifeforlife said...

COngratulations Gretchen & Kyle! Your precious daughter is in your arms! And what a miracle she is!
Blessings to you all in '09 as you enter the most wonderful journey (& challenge!) of parenthood!

~the gambill ladies~ said...

We are so very happy for you; and we look forward to seeing her in person!