Presenting Irelynd

Saturday, June 27, 2009

On Thursday night, I got a call that my very good friend, Andrea, had her water break. She wasn't due for another two weeks. I headed over to the hospital and stayed all night during Andrea's labor. What a wonderful experience it was. I was at the hospital for about 8 hours and got no sleep. Irelynd came into the world at 7:14 am yesterday morning. She weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and is 20 1/2 inches long. A pretty big baby. She is an absolute cutie pie. Last night, Devin and I took the kids to the hospital to see our "Auntie" Andrea and Irelynd. Here's a few pictures from our visit. I'll definitely be scrapbooking these very soon.

I met Andrea nearly 9 years ago when we were both working at Shopko, a retail store. Reynna was only 1 year old and Christopher hadn't even been thought about yet. Fast forward 3 years and Christopher was born. Andrea was with me in the delivery room, along with Devin, and was such a great support to have. She is known as Aunt Andrea by my kids, even though she isn't an aunt by marriage or blood. I'm so happy for her and her fiance Chris. I'm also happy to get a little baby to love but one that I can give back.

I came home after the delivery yesterday and slept for about 3 hours and then went to work in the afternoon. I'm still a bit tired today and need another good night's sleep to probably not be feeling the effects of losing a night's sleep. It was worth it, though.

I hope your Saturday is going well. I'm off to run some errands. I'm hoping to be able to work on my Christmas card for Sparkle's challenge later on today, to show you tomorrow. Have a great one.


Kathi Carlson said...

What an experience! And a beautiful act of friendship. The baby is gorgeous as is her name. Congratulations, "Auntie!"

Sarah said...

Awww Alanna what a friend you are!
Gorgeous pictures.

Heather C said...

Congratulate Andrea for us! What a cute baby!

Love ya!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations to Andrea and her fiance. What a beautiful baby and what a beautiful name. How wonderful that you were able to be there for her to offer support. I'm sure it was an amazing experience.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Sharli said...

Oh Alanna - what a blessing!!!! You are a dear friend, and "auntie" for SURE! Get some rest - and thanks for sharing your joy!

Marie with a :-) said...

Hey Alanna,
How exciting! Great photos. Thought I'd let you know you are the winner of my blog candy :-) Let me know what you decide on for stamps/paper.

Sparkle said...

Congrats to your friend. The baby is just darling!

mom2beachbums said...

I'm teary! How awesome is that! You are such an amazing friend Alanna! Have fun loving up that beautiful baby.

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