Sorry this is so late, but I've been a little... busy? tired? overwhelmed? distracted? Perhaps all of the above? Regardless, I am very excited to introduce you to our sweet little baby, Cailin Danielle. She was born last Sunday, January 31st, at 2:37 am. She has been a wonderful baby, sleeping a lot (though not as much at night, unfortunately... :)), and rarely getting very upset. She's also been a pretty great eater, which is nice. Since she came 2 1/2 weeks early, she's been fighting off some jaundice, but her bili levels are finally dropping enough that we don't have to go back for any more level tests, which is wonderful. All in all, we just love our sweet baby Cailin.
And if you're wondering, her hair is debatably red--somewhere in-between Breanne's color and Janey's, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it lighten up to be more like Breanne's (hence the super light eyebrows). We'll see.
On her name--we were fairly certain when we went into the hospital that we'd name the baby Natalie Paige, but then when we met her, and I started trying to call her that, it just didn't fit her. We'd talked about the name Cailin for each of our other girls, but it never was at the top of our list for either of them. When this baby started crying, though, it was all I could do to stop myself from calling her Cailin. After discussing it for two days, about 1/2 hour before we left the hospital, we decided to make it official, and turned in her birth certificate paperwork with Cailin Danielle on it. And no regrets there--it fits her perfectly. If you're wondering about where we got the name--the first time I'd ever heard it was from this song, though Cory knew a few Cailins growing up. I'm not usually a proponent of naming a child after a song, but in this case, I'm ok with it.
Posted by Jessie at 12:13 PM