Introducing Afton Rose

May 24, 2009 at 10:29 pm (Family, It's a Girl)


Well, last week was a very busy one, but without a doubt the highlight was the arrival of Miss Afton Rose. Although I was hoping she would come a little sooner so that her Aunt Christina and Grandma Ellen could have met her, I’m very glad she’s here now! I’m probably a little biased, but I think she’s the most beautiful thing ever! What is odd, is that Doug also thinks she’s super cute. It’s odd because she’s the spitting image of her brothers at two days old, and he always thought they were a little funny looking!

I was induced on Friday morning, and Afton joined us at 1:13 in the afternoon. I am very grateful to the in tune nurse who knew that I was worried about having the baby arrive with no one there. When she noticed that the heartbeat was gone off the monitor she came right away, and sure enough out fell the baby right then. Doug once again got pushed into action and had to bring in the cart from the hallway and flag down the doctor!

We went to a different hospital this time, and I was very impressed. It’s probably been the best hospital experience so far.  That said, who likes to hang out in the hospital, so I came home yesterday so that I could relax properly!!

If you’re wondering about the name, all I can say is that we agreed on it, and that seems like enough! My grandmother’s middle name was Roseleen, but Doug was never a huge fan of that one, so we compromised on Rose, and Afton was something we saw one night and both liked. I think it’s starting to suit her more and more.

For those of you who are interested, here are her vitals:

weight: 7lb 7oz

length: 20 1/2 inches

date: May 22, 2009

time: 1:13 pm

Afton with grandpa and her big brothers

Afton with grandpa and her big brothers

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