July 22, 2011


Shelby Marie Anderson!

We welcomed a new member of our family on 7.13.11 at 8:23am.
She weighed 7lbs 9oz and was 18 1/2 inches long.
We are so excited to have her here, and our family of 2 has grown to be a family of 3. I already can't imagine life without her!

The delivery was a scheduled c-section for medical reasons. Basically the risk/benefit outcome was more favorable for Mom and baby if we went with a c-section, so, weighing the decision was easy. Yes, I was bummed that I couldn't even "try" a "normal" delivery, but in the end, the process was SO much better than I had imagined it would be, and I am healing and feeling well. Most importantly, Shelby is here healthy and happy, and we are thankful for the wonderful medical professionals that were involved that made the experience, well, smooth!

Life at home has been a bit of an adjustment, but she is an amazing baby. Sleeps well, isn't fussy, is adorable to look at, and pretty much the love of my life! My Mom was here for 5 days, and I can't even say what an amazing help she was! She allowed me to catch some extra Zzzz's in the morning, made me breakfast, lunch, and did my laundry. Most of all she was able to spend quality bonding time with the babe and I, and sadly, she left today with tears shed by both of us. Meanwhile, Dave is telling her that he isn't looking forward to the time when she has homework and he has to help her...
Let's take this step by step Dave! She's only a week old!