I love my dear friend, Randi! (Thanks for all you do, all you are, and for being my dear sweet friend! I appreciate you!)
Katja Rose (Katja: pronounced caught-ya, is a form of Katherine, meaning PURE) weighed 8 lbs., 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Here is one of my nurses. I loved all my nurses, and I really don't have a complaint about any of them. Usually I get one that we either clash a little or I just don't care for them, but this time....all of them were super! My whole experience with this labor/delivery was excellent! I was at a different hospital this time, and the care far exceeded the last hospital. I had small town hospitality here!
My Mom holding her littlest granddaughter. Katja is number 24th of the grandchildren on my parent's side. It would have been fun if she was born on the 24th.
My Dad making faces at his granddaughter.
Here I am holding my second little girl, and also holding my friend's daughter who is 2 months older than Katja. My face is starting to swell on this photo. I had one allergic reaction during my stay, and I had big time swelling, and chest tightness. Good thing I was in the right place if things went wrong. After I removed myself from all medication, I had to be on Prednesone for 5 days.
Daddy and his two princesses...
Grandma Cheryl with her two granddaughters. (Maddy is so in love with her baby sister)
Grandma Cheryl with our kids~ Nathaniel (12 1/2), Caleb (6), Madelyn (4), Cole (2) and Katja (newborn).
Katja and her little friend, Kayla...holding hands.
Getting ready to go home.
I love this photo! My favorite!
Crying newborns are actually pretty cute. :)
All set in the car seat. She looks so tiny!
Welcome baby Katja! We are so thankful for our little daughter! I am thankful for the hospital, Dr., nurses, my husband, best friend, and for having such a beautiful & healthy family!