Monday, March 3, 2014

Introducing....

Our beautiful new baby girl, Eliza Faye Bennion. Born on February 25, 2014 at 1:51pm. Weighing in at 8lbs. 11oz and 20in long. An absolutely beautiful newborn with the sweetest soul and spirit that already radiates from her! She got her middle name from her dad. He loves the meaning of "fe" in Spanish meaning faith. We both fell in love with the name Eliza, so that's what we chose. Enjoy her in photos... Her birth story to come!

Here I am at about 8:30 am in labor before I changed into my hospital gown! Had to get one last belly picture. Can you believe the size of that thing?...
 Here we go!...
 My contraction face. My lovely husband took a TON of these without me knowing. HAHAHA! Watch out!...
 Ouch...
This is right when we got admitted and I got my IV. EXCITED!...
 Mike was excited too...
 Playing doctor while waiting for Dr. England to come and break my water...
 This man is so perfect for me. I love him...
 Hospital glam... Seconds before I was about to push. Epidurals are one of God's greatest gifts!...
 Dr. England and Dr. Bennion ready to catch the baby!...
 Well that was easy! One push and here she is! Can you believe that squishy chubby face? Oh my goodness. My favorite moment...1:51pm
 She is so scrumptious...
 Pure joy and RELIEF...
 She's got that Bennion mouth!  All of their mouths look like that when they're born...
 Beautiful Eliza. Welcome to the world, girlfriend...
 So in love already. So SO SO in love...
 Love that fuzzy hair...
 Her weight in grams. 8lbs. 11oz...
 Proud father of 4!...
 My whole life...
 A little red and swollen, but as beautiful as ever...

 Happy day...
 I love my new daughter...
Proud Grandma Catherine...
 I can't believe the madness! It's the best kind of madness!...
 Our family of 6! How am I going to feed all of these people?...
 She fits right in. Didn't miss a beat...
 I love this picture of my dad doting on Eliza...
 These pictures of Buddy make me cry. He is the most amazing father and I love to see these tender moments. He's such a good good man even when he's a little rough around the edges. :)
 I think he's in love too...

 Aunt Caitlin was so cute with her!...
 Grandma and Grandpa Bennion! They could have stayed all night holding her. Who wouldn't want to hold her all night?...
 Sweetheart...
 Mom and Dad and Eliza about 19 hours old...
 Oh Clairey bug is the best big sister already! She says the cutest things! She saw me nursing and said, "I wish I was a mommy." I may be a bit emotional, but it made me so happy and tear up. She also said, "I just want to wiggle her whole body and eat her head off! She's just so cute I can't take it!" HAHA! A little creepy and funny but I totally get that intense feeling of love for her...
 Cuties...
 Grandma Dodo is the most amazing grandma! Look how happy she is...
 Charlie came to visit. He was just loving Eliza. He kept asking, "Is it Eliza or Elijah?" ...duh...
 Check out that hair!...
 Oh that face. I love that I get to kiss it all day and she can't do a thing about it...
 Aunt Danielle. She brought us the most beautiful flowers and treats!...
 Aunt Mary got Eliza wide awake...
 Mary and her brand new fiance Aaron. They were all over each other and kind of grossing me out...
 Aunt Krissie... Looks good on her! ; )
 Sweetest big brother. He's going to have his hands full with all of these sisters...
 Wowzers...
 About to go home...

Angel...
 This is probably the first yawn I missed smelling her delicious baby breath. I guess it was worth it because look how cute...

 Those eyes with Mary...


 All tuckered out...
 Sweet...
 Sweetest...


First time in the car seat. She wasn't a fan...
Time to head home to real life... 
 Welcome to the world sweet Eliza Faye!