Friday, March 13, 2009

He's finally here!

Yesterday I was able to be in the hospital with Mark's sister (Brandi) when she had her baby boy. Daniel Tillman Gabriella was born at 7:08am on Friday the 13th. He weighed 8lbs even and was 21 1/2 inches long. Brandi was at the hospital for almost 24 hours before she gave birth. Below is the picture of her birthing team. We spent all 24 hours with her at the hospital and had a good time.
From left: Brandi, Jo (Mark's mom), Sophia (my mom), me, and Tai (Mark's sister).
Nichelle (Mark's other sister) was also at the hospital for a while.
Our arrival and getting settled into the room

We had such a good time hanging out with Brandi and were so happy that she invited us all in. Everyone had their roles to play (photographer/machine unplugger, garbage lady/mouse mover/professional stool glider, Mary Poppins (well her magic bag anyway), bathroom door opener and many more). Being up til all hours of the morning got some of us a little loopy (won't mention any names) but it helped to pass the time.
I got an hour of sleep the night before we went to the hospital, so around 4am I had to get in a little nap before the baby came and Nichelle joined me. (Pullout couch...not so comfy)

Here he is!
Someone's angry!
He just stared at his mommy for the longest time
Auntie Em getting to hold him
The big sisters (Julianna and Khera) got to come to the hospital to meet their new brother
Here they are seeing him for the first time (Nichelle is really excited for them!)
Their first question when they were told he was born was, "What color is he?"
Of course they both wanted to hold him right away
Happy family! They'll have to get used to having a boy in the house.
Uncle Marky

1 comment:

Walters Family said...

He is soooo cute! I am happy for Brandi and her family. Sounds like you guys had too much fun while Brandi was laboring away! Fun!