Saturday, August 15, 2009

A New Addition To The Den

[This is Denitra's Hubby filling in for this post]

Denitra has had another cub, born on Thursday in the wee hours of the morning. Here are some pictures she wanted to share with friends and family.

Denitra announces she's in labor on Facebook at around 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon.

Many hours go by while Denitra does not care about posting anything to Facebook.

Denitra poses with new cub Clara in the Operating Room after a C-Section.

Clara isn't sure about all that light, the extra room and breathing the cool air and is overheard crying, "Put me back! Put me BACK!"

At birth, she weighed in at 8 lbs, 4 oz at a length of 21 inches.

Later on that day, she practices sleeping. It turns out she's good at it. Who'd a thought.

Darla visits her new little sister.

Micah is now officially a big brother (the good kind, not the evil dystopian government kind).

Mommom gets to meet grandchild number 6.

Clara missed having the same birthday as Poppop by only a few days.

Being a little jaundiced means she gets to sleep in the Bilibed. She's our little glow worm.

Daddy feels he doesn't have enough pictures yet so he sets out to photograph her waking up before being fed.

A big yawn leads to...

... a bigger scream.

Then daddy finally gets her settled down.

So Mommy's recovering pretty well from the C-Section so far. Clara's biliruben levels are stable (but still need to drop some) so all in all,

we've decided to keep her.

[This is Denitra, and I approve this message.]


Sarah said...

Oh how beautiful!! Congratulations. Can't wait to see her in person.

Anonymous said...

She is a beautiful baby, and (no surprise) she looks like one of yours'! Love,Shirley

Anonymous said...

She's a beauty! Congratulations to the whole family! Love, nancy & robert

Lynda said...

Oh how wonderful, she is most adorable little cub I have seen in a long time!! Looks just like mom and dad!
Deliighted and eager to se her in person, probably Thursday, coming with food for a long time!I thank GOD for this real live doll!
Continiue to be doing well!

Love to you all!

Anonymous said...

Congrats and welcome to the world of having three children! Now your out numbered, but thank goodness for the built in babysitters! Should be lots of fun with your new sweet baby girl :-)


Penny and Jon

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Clara is beautiful! God is so good! Glad you are all doing well. Lots of love and kisses!
Glenn, Cheryl, Quinn and Katarina

Anonymous said...

Congratulation to all! Welcome to the three children older. Don't worry, I Love having Nathan to keep me young and you will too. Best wishes. Hope to see you all in person very soon!


The Riggalls said...

She is a beautiful little God-sent girl. Congratulations. So glad God gave you a healthy baby and kept you strong through the birth.

Anonymous said...

She is soooo cute! We can't wait to see her and your family at church next week. (Hopefully)
Good luck with sleeping and the diapers. With love, Frattarelli's

Anonymous said...

Welcome little Clara ... she's beautiful ... you guys "done good." Congratulations, may you all settle in nicely. We look forward to meeting your littlest bundle of joy soon! Nice commentary, Phil.

Love, the Zellers