Friday, January 23, 2009

Welcome to the Family, Kendall

The day we have anxiously been awaiting is finally here! Little Kendall Jo Novak was born at 7:51 am on Thursday, January 22, 2009. She officially weighed 7lb 13oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. She has so much dark hair that it can hold a bow!!! I can also spike it into a mohawk, which is not exactly what Hillary had in mind for her sweet baby girl's hairstyle. We love her so much already, it is truly amazing. She has a pretty dark complexion and a round face and rarely opens her eyes. When we swaddle her she looks just like a little Eskimo! She is so sweet. God has his hand on our lives and our children, and we feel blessed to have this opportunity to grow our family. Both Hill and Kendall are doing great and loving each other. Camden loves his new sister so much and has given her several kisses...he does, however, keep calling her "Ikey" which is his almost 4 month old little cousin. Pretty cute. Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes, as they were much needed. Well, here are some much anticipated pictures. Enjoy and more to follow.
Hillary in her gown and ready to deliver (C-section prep much more laid back than active labor as you can see).
I accepted the girly addition to the family and am sporting a rather flattering pink boa for the occassion.
Natalie (Hillary's sister) decorated Kendall's crib with a pink boa and plaque displying the title of "Princess"
Hillary meeting Kendall for the first time while on the operating table (priceless!)
Me getting to hold Kendall for the first time (equally priceless)

Our precious little girl...look at all that black hair!! She is so sweet, but she has a set of lings on her, don't be fooled.

Finally, Camden gets to meet his new baby sister and gives a big kiss. He even gave her a pacifier later as a peace offering...we'll see how long that lasts. Well, for now, that is all I have time to post. Gotta run back to the hospital and be with my little girl and AMAZING wife! We are happy to see and visit with anyone who wants to come by. Again, thanks for all your prayers.

11 comments:

The Hobbs said...

she is precious!!! i cant wait to meet her!!! we will be up there tom. sometime to visit with everyone!!! we love all four of you!!!!

Sara said...

Hooray! Congrats to the Novaks :) She looks so sweet...I can't wait to meet her!

The Heuer Group said...

Hillary, you look beautiful and Kendall is absolutely precious! I think she took after her momma! :)

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

Congratulations, Novaks! I love the pre-C section pictures. So funny!!! Kendall is just precious and I know y'all are over the moon for her!

orahoods said...

Congratulations and welcome Kendall! She is beautiful...I love that she is already accessorizing! Joel, you better start saving for her shopping fund! Wish we could come visit, but perhaps once you're home? We have some contacts in your neck of the woods;) Wishing rest for you all!

brent, jess, mason & cash said...

OOOOOOHHHHHYAAAAAHHHHHH! i've been checking this blog every second and am sooo happy to see pictures! Hill, love the kissy face HAHAH! and KENDALL....she's BEAUTIFUL!!! just like Erin said...she took after her mommy and is gorgeous! i can't get over how much hair she has!!!! She's just beautiful, we cannot wait to meet her and see you all! i wish so badly we could be at the hospital with you!!!! we love you!! hill, i can't wait to talk!!! Jess

Shane said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful. We received an email from my mom this morning with the good news. We will try and call today. We are so excited for you all!!

Love,
Beth and Shane

Trav, Jess, and Aden Daugherty said...

Hil she is beautiful! Oh my, all that hair!! I love your silly hospital gown shots too and Joel's boa...man- what a way to have a sense of humor in the surgery room! ha ha! We're so happy for you guys and can't wait to meet Miss Kendall ourselves. We'll have to drop dinner by when things calm down and you're feeling up for visitors. God bless!!

Broc and Dani said...

Noticed your name on the Fitts' blog and wanted to say congratulations on the beautiful baby girl! Glad to see all are healthy!

Casey & Kellie said...

What a sweetheart!! She is absolutely beautiful. I love the picture of Camden giving his little sister kisses. You will take so much joy in watching the relationship develop between them over time :) Congratulations!!!

Liz said...

Love that last picture. She really does look like a little Eskimo, hehe! Congrats, Hillary!

The Novaks...

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