Haddie- 2 weeks

On Saturday, Haddie turned 2 weeks. She is a mostly happy baby and just basically sleeps, eats, and poops. She's on a pretty consistent 3 hour eating schedule and is starting to have a little more awake time in between. At night she sleeps 3-4 hours at a time. Her umbilical cord has come off (YAY)! So far her only noticeable dislike is being naked. She is a sweet heart and is growing and changing before our eyes. She is very well loved by her older brothers (and her parents). 

2 week stats
Height: 19" 6th percentile
Weight: 6#8oz 2nd percentile

For those that like comparisons- Micah and Eli at 2 weeks.

Micah loves joining her for tummy time.

First Sunday at church.
Every time Eli holds her he says "She's so cute! Take our picture."

Close up

Still think she looks good in blue. :)


Haddie, meet your brothers!

We've been asked a lot how the boys are doing with their sister. And the answer is, they adore her. They love to give her hugs and kisses. These pictures are when they came home on Monday night. Micah walked in and said excitedly, "hey...BABY"! Eli walked in and knelt by her swing. He whispered to me, "can I hold her"? 

At first I put Haddie in the boppy pillow around Eli and he said "I want to hold her with my hands".

The boys were very tired, but loved their sister at first sight.

Haddie Joy Wichert

I praise you because I am fearfully & wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 
Psalm 139:14

Our sweet girl is here. Her name is Haddie Joy Wichert. Haddie is a name we have liked for quite awhile. In fact, if Micah had been a girl he would have been Haddie. Joy is a name she shares with her Aunt Estey and great grandma Willems. We hope that Haddie grows up to know the true JOY of the LORD and that He has made her both fearfully and wonderfully. 

Just a little thing- 5lb 11oz, 18in

When I was getting her dressed, she found her fingers. 

Her birth story: I was scheduled to have an induction on January 5th. But on January 2nd, right after lunch, I decided to lay down for a nap. I had a horrible cold that had kept me from sleeping well for several nights. As I laid on the couch, I looked at Brent and said "uh, Brent, I'm pretty sure that if I sit up my water just broke". Brent went into action, walking around the house without much of a plan. He started by calling the hospital and then his parents (to pick up the boys). This was at 1:45. At about 4, his parents picked up the boys and we headed to the hospital. Once we got checked in, they started me on pitocin. At this point, my contractions were every 20 minutes and I was dilated to a 3. As soon as they started the pitocin, they came every 5 and then shortly after every 3. My water was a green color, because little Miss Haddie had pooped, so that meant we needed a pediatrician to be at the birth to make sure she hadn't swallowed any of that yuck. I got my epidural which was slightly eventful. The doc couldn't quite find where to put it and at this point, my contractions were very strong and every 3 minutes. Little did I know, Brent was in the corner of the room feeling quite queasy. Not knowing this, I made him come over and hold my hand anyway. :) The doctor finally got the epidural in and upped my medicine. And then it was literally time to have a baby. The pediatrician walked in, I pushed through 2 contractions and Haddie was here. She was born at 7:28 pm. After that, they took her to a table to check her out, but only for a couple of minutes and then she was back with me and doing great! We thank God for the way he orchestrated this birth and know that Haddie is His. 

Heading home- 24 hours after we had Haddie