Thursday, March 27, 2008

Baby Lily is Here!!

First, let me tell you just how excited Hillary and I are to have a brand new niece! She is the most beautiful baby girl ever. Little Lily Ann Hessler was born March 25th at 5:54 a.m. and was a healthy 8.0 pounds and 21 inches long. She has crazy long feet and fingers with light eyes and light hair in front with slightly darker hair in back...an absolutely perfect gift from God.










Brytni was a CHAMP!! She had about a 12 hour labor or so with 3 hours of pushing! I give up on a #2 after a couple of minutes. I can't even imagine. She is doing great and I couldn't be more proud of my baby sister. She acted like she has done this a million times. Brytni was so happy and light-hearted after the whole event, asking us how our night was and if WE were tired. We had a chance to get some precious photos that we wanted the whole world to see. More to follow, as we are headed up to the Goshen area again this weekend.





P.S. Hillary says I look good holding pink...I tend to agree. We definately got baby fever again holding a little tiny baby instead of our monster (cute monster, though).



5 comments:

Erin and Todd said...

congratulations, aunt hillary and uncle joel. (i almost typed aunt joel and uncle hillary-- ha!)

lily looks beautiful, and you're right; you look great holding a baby wearing pink. what a lucky little lady to have such wonderful family!

we'll miss you so much at the wedding. check the photographer's blog for bridal portraits and after the big day for wedding pictures.

april said...

WOW she is cute...your family is just growing and growing....can't wait to see more pictures of Lilly.

Justin and Kate said...

thank you both so much for letting me go with you to be there for Brytni and Lily!!!! I am so glad that I was able to be there! Im so excited to have a new addition in our family! Love you guys!

the hodges clan said...

awwh yah!!!! congrats to them and you guys for another niece in the family! :) YAH! those pictures are beautiful!!! man, i wish we could be there. we miss you guys, so much! i can't believe 3 hours of pushing, poor brytni! we're so glad everything went so great and all are healthy! love you guys SO much! jess

Carignan Gallery said...

Congrats to you and your family!!!

The Novaks...

Camden loves to smile, laugh, and be a busy boy. Kendall has her daddy right where she wants him!!