Saturday, January 03, 2009


Well, my brother and sister in law have been expecting their first child to be born around February 3rd but she decided to come early. Lydia Grace Englehardt was born this morning, Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 at 8:52 a.m. She is 5 lbs., 11 oz. and is 19” long. They were hoping for a natural birth but Wendy (new momma) had high blood pressure and preclemsia so after trying the usual drugs had to have a cesarian. Both parents have survived the excitement although they are exhausted and Lydia is doing excellently.

For me this has been a weekend full of activity that isn't quite over. My birthday is tomorrow so last night I had a bunch of girl friends over for a pajama party to celebrate. Of course the evening was punctuated with ongoing reports of the delivery process and we didn't go to bed until 4 this morning. Everyone was up realtively early and after coffee and food everyone packed up to head home and my sister and I headed off to the hospital for a nice long visit. We arrived shortly after Lydia was back in her mother's arms from all the tests and watching since she was a premie. We had a lovely visit and will be back again tomorrow.

The only sad point to the weekend is I have to go back to work on Monday after two weeks off. Just trying not to think about that. Well, it's almost 8 pm and I think it is time to go to bed to catch up from last nights festivities. I hope everyone is having a lovely new year so far.
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Karen Mowrey said...

Congratulations, what a beautiful name for a beautiful little baby. Good size too for a month early.

Happy Birthday as well! How fun to have a pajama party! Good luck back to work but at least it was better than working during all the holidays!

joanne said...

Happy birthday!!! How wonderful to be a new year baby...and to have had another new year baby born into your family! Congratulations to all of you and thank you for posting a picture of baby new year :)

I know what you mean about resuming a is very hard when there has been this bubble of celebration mixed with relaxation.

Wishing you a happy new year full of creative time for you...I so look forward to seeing where your creative journey takes you next.

Kimberly said...

Happy BIRTHDAY Laurel! Best Wishes to your family on the new birth. She is adorable.

Renee said...

Happy late birthday! And congrats on the new neice!!

Charlie said...

Happy Birthday late. And congrats on the new arrival. She is beautiful!
What a fun way to celebrate your birthday....with a pajama party. Just so girly, girly. I love it. Going back to work after a long vacation is hard. But..I know you reap a ton from your hard work.
Have a Happy fruitful New Year.

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

A pajama party sounds like fun! Happy Birthday..and congrats on the new addition to the family. Lydia is beautiful. Oh yeah, read down a few post too and joined shutter sisters also!