Friday, January 08, 2010

Introducing...

Olivia Whitney Erickson was born on January 8, 2010 at 8:42pm! She was 7 lb 14 oz, 19 1/2 inches long. I was induced at around 9am and things progressed smoothly until around 6:30pm when the epidural decided not to work anymore. Yikes! But, we made it through and are loving our new little sweetpea. She looks a lot like Charlotte did when she was born, except with an added bunch of dark hair on top and some extra cheek volume. Thusfar she has an insatiable appetite and does not share her mom's love for sleep. We are working on that.
First shot out of the womb. So cold! The coldest yet of the year.
Another Daddy's girl
Relaxing at Parkland Hospital. She'll be able to say she was born at the same hospital where JFK died.

18 comments:

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

Oh wow! Congratulations! She is a cutie and you're right - I think she looks so much like Charlotte. Good luck getting settled. Yea for newborns!

Ted and Hilery said...

She is beautiful! I've been checking your blog waiting for you to post pictures... I am glad she is here and healthy and such a great name!

Kelleen said...

Congratulations!!!! How exciting. She is so stinking cute. You'll have to head back here soon so we can meet her.

Emma said...

Congratulations! Good luck with the sleep thing. I'm already having nightmares about it :)

Pete said...

I'm glad she made it safe and sound. Good bit of trivia about JFK. Sorry it's so cold in Dallas.

Jen said...

Congrats again! We can't wait to meet her.

lrbodine said...

Congrats again! Happy to see pictures up of the cutie. And I agree she looks a lot like her older sister!

Kendra Leigh said...

Congratulations! Hope everyone enjoys getting to know each other. :)

Jen said...

I'm so happy for you and H! She is precious. Congratulations. :)

Malesa said...

She is soooo cute. Congratulations! I'm sorry that your epidural stopped working. That's always a bummer, but glad that everything turned out well with your labor.
Have fun with your new little one!

Heidi said...

Congratulations! She is precious. Hope to see you soon. Heidi

Chris, Sarah, Madi, and Jax said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Ellen said...

Good job, Christina. Two girls are awesome! I'm glad you have family around to help out!
Miss you guys.
The Hennemans

Heather Lynn said...

So beautiful!!! Congrats guys!!!

The Funky Bunch said...

She is so beautiful! Congrats you guys! She totally looks like Charlotte, how fun for her to have a sister. What a cute little family!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! Olivia is a beauty!

Julia said...

She is beautiful (of course), and I love her name. We miss you guys-- I propose a reunion.

Eryn said...

Yay! That's so exciting! I kept checking in to see when you'd have her. Love the name!! It's such a great time for you guys!