Saturday, September 24, 2011

More photos of baby Lena to come!

Near the end of our exhausting 100+ hour stay at St. Vincent hospital, Bo took this photo of Kathy, me, and baby Lena as we got ready to take our newborn daughter home with us!

Our newborn daughter Lena turns two weeks old tonight! I’m bummed that my paternity leave from Delta is ending in a few minutes, but I am so thankful for the time I’ve spent this past week or so taking care of Kathy (as much as she allowed me to) and our darling little baby girl.

By this point, many of my readers have been wondering (quite loudly, in some cases) why I haven’t been posting any baby updates, pictures, etc. After all, I DID announce last time that a BlogSpot delivery room recap would be posted here this week.

Friends, I have heard your cries. Lena’s lungs are doing their darnedest to drown them out each night, but I’m still listening. I briefly considered posting a caps-lock down, caffeine fueled rant about the countless hours I’ve spent trying to convince my new Nikon DSLR camera that, among other things, baby Lena’s delivery room photos were NOT taken on September 11th. Rather, I’ll keep my explanation simple:

The pictures just aren’t quite ready to upload yet. They will be soon, though. If these pictures were of anything other than our daughter’s birth, I would’ve settled for less than perfect.

Last night, I realized that I had run out of reasonable solutions to my mounting technical issues. I took a deep breath and embarked on the most maddeningly tedious process of photo adjusting that I could ever imagine. Personally, sitting in front of a computer is not how I prefer to spend my free time. But it will be a relief when I'm finally done getting Lena's baby pictures "un-messed up."

First things first, though. I think I just heard the sound of our little gift from heaven in the other room, asking for some loving attention. Daddy’s coming!


Christi said...

Amazing picture. Beautiful family.

Mars said...

Oh she is just so cute, you guys! So happy for you. Can't wait to see more pics. :)
Kathy, hope you are healing up okay. It's hard, but it DOES get better! Drew is 9 weeks now, and I feel pretty much 100 percent back to normal. So hang in there, things will feel better soon, I promise. Lots of love to you!

Garth Hamilton said...

Thanks, guys! Lena is SO much cuter in real life. I can't wait for you to see her in person!

Marlene- I'm planning to catch up with your blog when I get a chance. It sounds you've had an exciting year!

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How adorable. Congratulations!