May 19, 2011

welcome Sonja!

I suppose most of you have guessed, from my absence here, that our new baby girl has arrived!
Sonja Mae Nevarez was born on May 9th, at 3:11 pm. She weighed 8 lbs, 10 oz. Quite a big girl! She's a content and healthy baby. The only minor complication was that she fractured her right clavicle at birth, so had to wear a sling on her arm for a week, to hold the collarbone still. It's already healed over enough that we took the sling off a few days ago. She's much happier now, able to stretch her arm around.
Our older daughter is thrilled to be a big sister.
She's already planning to turn Sonja into a reader: big sister has brought her rocking chair into my room so she can read to the baby while she's nursing.
She pulled all the old baby books we saved off her shelf, says she's going to give them to the baby, and is reading aloud through the pile.
Myself, I've hardly read anything since Sonja was born. In two weeks I've barely made it through several chapters of Bound. I have a few reviews to write of books I read just before the delivery; they'll probably be kept short and sweet. And posting here will be spotty for quite some time, at least until the baby starts sleeping through the night and I can get some decent sleep again! Until then, it's catnaps all day and hardly any pages turned. But I don't mind. Here's a few more pictures.

Sonja and Daddy:
with Mommy:
Sisters:
See you later!

24 comments:

carolsnotebook said...

Congratulations! She's so adorable and all the photos are just perfect.

bermudaonion said...

Sonja is beautiful and lucky to have such a fabulous big sister!! Congratulations!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Oh my is she gorgeous! She has beautiful skin and wonderfully kissable cheeks. Congratulations!

farmlanebooks said...

Congratulations! What amazing photos! I'm so sorry she broke her arm - I hope it all heals up well. I have never seen a baby in a sling before :-( She looks beautiful though.

I love the rocking chairs - it looks like she is going to have a fantastic big sister. Enjoy life as a family of four.

Cath said...

Congratulations! How wonderful. And such lovely photos - you have two beautiful daughters.

Christina said...

Congratulations! Sonja is just beautiful (as is her older sister)!

Dana said...

congrats!! What a cutie!!!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad she's doing well.

Jenny said...

Oh, Jeane, she's beautiful! Congratulations! How wonderful for your older daughter to have a sister -- I love my sisters to infinity.

Melody said...

Congratulations, Jeane!
She's beautiful!

Nymeth said...

Aw, she's so adorable! Congratulations, Jeane :D

Lezlie said...

Congratulations, Jeane!

Lezlie

Bookwyrme said...

Congratulations!

Shelley said...

She's absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

Bybee said...

I'm so happy for you! What a beautiful family!!! Welcome, Sonja!

Chris said...

OMG Jeane!!! Congratulations :D She is SOOO beautiful :) Awwwwww...melts my heart :) Your whole family is beautiful :) I think this is the first time I've ever seen you! You look just like I imagined you would :)

Caspette said...

Congratulations she is beautiful!

Janet said...

What a cutie! Congratulations!

That picture of the two rockers is adorable.

Wendy said...

Awwww, she's beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

Stefanie said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!

Anna said...

Congrats! She's so cute!

Bookfool said...

What a lovely baby and a pretty little family! So neat that big sister is excited. My eldest had a great deal of trouble adjusting to a baby in the house, but years later they get along fine, thank goodness. I wish you lots of sleep. Congratulations!

Melwyk said...

Congratulations! Beautiful pictures, and it looks like the sisters are going to be the best of friends as well :)

Trish said...

Congrats congrats congrats!!! She's beautiful and I love the name Sonja. And what a great big sister she has teaching her to read. ;)