Thursday, January 1, 2009

Emma Grace has arrived!!!!!

New Year's Eve at 10:45 Emma Grace Cassady arrived weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz. and measuring 20 inches long. She is gorgeous! She has a head full of black hair....big beautiful eyes with pretty little eyelashes....and little sweet eyebrows. She has Charles's mouth....and we think his feet and hands. She came out alert and ready for the world! She loves to suck on her little fingers....did I mention she was adorable! Katie was a trooper and Charles was precious! He lapsed back and forth between daddy mode and doctor mode.

THEN....surprise....this morning we got the call that Jenny, my cousin and Tim, her husband had their baby! He was not expected for another week or so.....but arrived just about 12 hours after Emma. He will be a New Year's baby......2009 is looking like a happier year for the Russell family! What a beautiful way to usher in the new year with the birth of babies. It is a new year we will never forget. As we traveled home from the hospital there were fireworks going off in the distance....it felt like the world was celebrating with us! .....entry by Gabby!

26 comments:

lisa bialon said...

Congrats!!! So excited for you that Emma is here!! Can't wait to meet her and see beautiful pics!! Happy New Year! Way to go getting her here an hour and 15 min. before the new year!! :o)

Jerilynn said...

She sounds beautiful. Can't wait to meet her!

Andrea said...

YEA!!! I kept waiting yesterday and waiting and waiting. I was excited to see my text this morning! Wow, it has been a journey this year! Can't wait to see you.

Megan said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! I love all that dark hair, and I love that she already has a bow in it. She is so precious, and you look amazing! I'm so happy for y'all!

JBailey said...

Katie, you're beautiful... way to get some awesome labor pictures! :) Emma is absolutely adorable. The picture of you, Charles, and her almost made me cry! He is so excited, and y'all are both going to great parents! There was definitely a party in Heaven last night!

Kate Pellerin said...

Congrats! What a beautiful little family! Miss Emma has wonderful hair, must be TiGi's Brunette Goddess...LOL! Just remember to drink everything in; the way she smells, the way she stares at you when you talk, they way her tiny little hand wraps around your thumb. These are the things you miss once they start to drive, date, and pack for college. God Bless you on the amazing journey of parenthood, it's the best experience you'll ever have!

Moyle said...

I love the baby! ford

rmclain said...

What a sweet baby girl! We want to come and visit in the upcoming months. Can't wait to see you, Emma and Charles. What a beautiful girl. Love you!

Becca

Elizabeth Mullins said...

Katie you looked great today...Thanks for letting us come see you...I had a hard time seeing Emma because of all the excited family...what a blessing you have in being surrounded by so many during this wonderful time with Emma!

Susan said...

She is precious! Can't wait to meet sweet Emma Grace!
Love to all-
susan

Mandy said...

She's gorgeous! What a blessing. You are going to have so much fun!

Jill Walker said...

Congratulations on your new little blessing. Emma is so beautiful...all that dark hair...WOW! Y'all look so happy. Looking forward to meeting Emma soon!

Cindy said...

I kept saying, I bet they have pics on the blog by now!! My goodness, Emma is one of the prettiest newborns I've ever seen. So thankful everything went well. What a sweet family you have now! Enjoy it - children grow so fast! Can't wait to see all of you in person!! Love, Aunt c

Molly said...

YEA!!!!! Emma Grace is absolutely gorgeous beyond words!!!!! I'm soooo excited for you; I just can't stand it! Wish I was there. Can't wait to hold her. Y'all look so cute...got a little teary. God has blessed you with a wonderful and precious gift. He loves you so much! Enjoy every minute. She is so blessed to have you for parents. Give her a big hug and kiss from us!!! We love you....Congratulations!!!

Corbin and Amy said...

OHMIGOSH!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!!! I bet you are so glad she is here. I can't wait to see her.

Chellie said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful little girl, can't wait to meet her..

What a great kid! She came just in time for a nice tax deduction..haha

Peyton Reese Eastep said...

Omigosh!!!!! What a beautiful baby the two of you (and God) have made!!!!! I love all that hair!! I am so happy for you and I know that you and your families are on cloud 9!! Congratulations on sweeet little Emma Grace. Now you know why everyone says that the love you have for your child is like nothing you've ever felt before.......it's the most amazing gift that God has given us. I hope to see the 3 of you at Park Avenue sometime soon so we can give Emma lots of kisses! Btw....Katie, you look great!
Love, Nikki (Hatfield)Eastep

Rachael Hamilton said...

Loved all the pics...keep em'coming!
She is a precious beautiful baby and I' glad I'm around to see her grow. See ya soon!

Lacy said...

Congrats! Emma is so cute, I can't wait to see her! I also can't wait to see Charles googoo over her! Know this, since you now have a daughter you can get everything you want! Daughters are great! I'm so excited for ya'll! Love you lots,
Cousin Lacy

Lori said...

Katie, Emma is so beautiful, just like her momma! I'm so happy for you and Charles. It's a blessing beyond words. Happy New Year! -Lori

Joni & Beau said...

She is beautiful!!! I am so happy for ya'll and will call soon:)
Love ya

Emily said...

Congrats! She is just precious. Wishing you nothing but the best.

Mauri said...

Katie, She is precious! I had to check the blog since I saw a few pics on facebook! So happy for you guys!

Jana said...

Love all the great pics! You both will make wonderful parents and she's just precious!

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kathryn said...

Katie- I am so glad that I'm having a less than productive day at work and decided to mosey on to your blog- I know I sent Charles a text and he and John have texted back and forth- but she is absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations! I kept wondering if she was the first baby of 09 because I wasn't sure what time she was born, but she had to squeek in before the ball dropped. We cannot wait to meet her!
Love and Blessings, Katie and John